New Yorkers might seldom be in a position to articulate the fantasy of urban living that the city promises, but they know it when they see it—and there’s plenty to see in Dean Di Simone’s Soho loft. A member of the creative agency VSA Partners, De Simone makes do with the sort of living space that remains out of attain to most New Yorkers, but which presents a domestic portrait of artful city living at its resourceful and imaginative very best.
By any measure, a sprawling, 17-windowed loft in storied and tony SoHo is the stuff of dreams. But it’s not just the unabashed luxury that makes this the quintessential Manhattan nirvana not just the blue chip furnishings—Paul Kjerholm chairs, FLOS lighting—far more than the seldom utilized, but handsomely bespoke kitchen.
There’s the found object: Sony 8-track radio discarded on an East Village street the vintage treasure, updated: vintage Saarinen chair reupholstered in salvaged leather the ‘green’ infusion: coffee table produced from recycled tires inventive storage (it doubles as storage chest) edgy contemporary photography arty modern magazines stove-top espresso maker rooftop views of Manhattan. As each New Yorker knows, living massive has every thing to do with the little stuff.
Photos: Freunde Von Freunden