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Angelo Donghia

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The legendary Angelo Donghia employed clean lines and well defined forms to produce interiors that seemed “…at first sleek and modern, but were actually based on the eighteenth-century belief in sensible proportions and careful symmetry.” It’s no wonder that when Ralph and Ricky Lauren acquired their 5th Avenue apartment, they turned to Donghia and his highly refined design vision to help them create a suitably chic interior. Very happily for us Donghia has included the monumental “Manhattan” sectional created for the Lauren’s apartment as part of their line. I’m planning to use this ultra beautiful piece in an uber stylish young man’s apartment in the fabulous One Madison Park, Rem Koolhaas building.

I’m sporting a white cotton safari jacket by Gucci, a black cotton band collar shirt with flap pockets by Yves Saint Laurent ysl.com, purple skinny jeans by Diesel, black patent leather belt with silver leather trim and grommets by Gucci, with silver leather sneakers by Dior.

8 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    Wow James, It is gorgeous. Angelo was always one of my favorite designers. He and Tom Britt were room-mates at Parsons…I heard that Angelo was all set to go back to Pittsburgh after college, and then, something just “clicked” and he decided to stay in NYC. I did have a Donghia low table in my LR about 5 years ago, and loved it. I customized it by adding an antique mirror insert to the top !

  2. Dean says:

    Guccissimo !!!!!!

  3. Jerry Kraft says:

    James, I love Donghia. I had the pleasure of working with it at Seans as we carried quite a bit of Donghia in the Atelier. I had and amazing opportunity to have lunch with Sherry Donghia at a lunchean for Adnre Putman at DCOTA. THe sectional is outstanding. LOVE IT!

  4. Dean says:

    Oh yes, I did forget to mention that my Donghia table came from Sean Johnsons old shop in Naples. I remember seeing the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami just after Angelo had redone it. Beautiful. Good luck with your project for the bachelor ! Am sure it will be a stunning James Andrew creation.

  5. Clark says:

    I love this post!!! 🙂

  6. Dean says:

    Today on An Aesthetes Lament there is a great dessert recipe from Angelo Donghia, braised peaches with amaretti and brandy ! YUMMY !!! Check it out my fellow blogreaders !

  7. andyford says:

    Bravo, very good idea

  8. Irina says:

    James, check the russian Donghia showroom, Moscow.
    http://rusbabeirina.blogspot.com/2011/04/interiorday.html

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