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The Printed Web Page: Thom Browne’s NYC Pad Is ‘So Spare You Could Hose It Down’


Friday, August 9, 2013, by Amy Schellenbaum
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AD’;s profile on Thom Browne’;s Manhattan apartment opens with the style designer saying “Practically nothing is worse than a residence that is also best and carried out,” which is only a funny point to say when your apartment, effectively, appears like this. Browne’;s spot, “on a tree-lined block in Greenwich Village,” is as clear and quiet as a nonetheless from a movie set. Indeed, a pal of the designers once mentioned his apartment “is so spare, you could hose it down.” Browne’;s response: “I like it as clean and uncluttered as attainable.” And, nicely, thinking about every single surface has a deliberate set of objects, oft perfectly centered and stacked, it appears he’;s been incredibly successful. His living room (above) is fastidiously cultivated with collections of vintage clocks and Champagne coupes, and dotted with a couple handfuls of Mad Guys-style glass ashtrays. And that is just one room.

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↑ Here’;s an additional part of the living space, with a 1920s Christofle bar cart and a ’;60s lacquer screen.

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↑ A lot more sparseness and military precision in the bedroom, exactly where Browne apparently sleeps in a single bed from the 1960s, dressed in a flannel blanket and flanked by 1950s nightstands by Gio Ponti.

· Thom Brown’;s crisply tailored Manhattan apartment [Architectural Digest]
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