New York City, NY
Teaming up with Rebecca Thienes, an interior designer who studied at Parsons, The Manhattan House Interiors involved furnishing a New York pied-à-terre. The owners wanted a light, minimalist space that also felt warm and inviting. They also requested the design reflect the building’s modernist heritage and serve as an understated backdrop for their art collection. The only piece the couple brought to the space was a contemporary photograph by Bing Wright, giving Fiyel Levent and Rebecca Thienes the task of furnishing and designing the entire apartment. The major components of the apartment’s design needed to be presented to the client and approved within three weeks of the first design meeting. Installing the furnishings would take place in less than three months to accommodate the owners’ return. The photograph by Bing Wright from the “Windows” series references the main focal point of the living room—the wall of windows—and brings a view of a rural green landscape to this urban apartment.