The Air up There

André Fu stages a model apartment in the MoMA-adjacent 53 West 53 tower

The model unit is appointed in a palette of grays, blues, faded reds, and ornate bronzes. (Stephen Kent Johnson)

Celebrated interior designer André Fu has completed a model apartment on the 36th floor of the new Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53 residential tower. Sitting adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and incorporating portions of its soon-to-open expansion, the new building soars high among a slew of super-tall and thin residential projects reshaping New York City’s Midtown neighborhood.

Accentuating the 2,000 square foot, 2-bedroom unit’s southern and eastern exposures, Fu and his Hong Kong-based design team implemented a scheme that is indicative of the practice’s recognized “relaxed luxury” aesthetic. However, the accolated talent still took stock of cultural nuances and was careful to juxtapose his design vocabulary with the building’s sharp features and the city’s dynamic skyline.

Read the full article on our interiors and design website, aninteriormag.com.

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