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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – ZAHA HADID 1000 MUSEUM PENTHOUSE

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An upcoming trip to Miami has us feeling very Flashback Friday!
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Zaha Hadid 1000 Museum Penthouse

Zaha Hadid 1000 Museum Penthouse James Andrew Design

While on a recent a Florida jaunt, I was struck by the great multitude of marvelous developments and building projects happening in Miami. There are something like 150 apartment buildings being built, along with museums, parks, and marinas—it is really is becoming a quite tremendous tropical city, and no doubt I’ll be helping many with the decoration of their new homes!

I was rather taken by Zaha Hadid’s magnificent masterpiece, 1000 Museum. It’s really building-as-sculpture, standing prominently on the Miami skyline with distinctly futuristic fabulousness. This exceptionally elegant residential tower offers a world class environment for a lucky few who are able to secure one of these exclusive museum quality residences.

As I have mentioned, I do love to design in Florida, and with all the potential opportunity in Miami I immediately began to fantasize about working with an absolute dream client in a Penthouse duplex. It would obviously be a client with a very high level of sophistication and a great deal of respect for Hadid’s architectural vision. I’ve taken the opportunity here to really flesh out the possibilities for just such a client. I’ve gathered a scintillating collection of futurist furniture from different eras (this is a James Andrew Interior Design best of the best!). I’ve had the incredibly talented NYC artist, Scott McBee render my vision of a 1000 Museum penthouse “great room.” I think it illustrates how well these sellect pieces relate to Hadid’s own vision for the future.

Guy de Rougement "Nuage" tables

Guy de Rougement “Nuage” tables

Tony Duquette console.

Tony Duquette console.

As is my trademark, I felt it important to mix in a few antiques as well—in this case, 2 pairs of the most gorgeous grotto chairs referencing the sea. Other elements point to the sky—all embodied in this mansion in the sky.

Grotto side chairs

Grotto side chairs

Grotto chairs

Grotto chairs

 Jansen glass and steel chair


Jansen glass and steel chair

I created 2 seating areas that revolve around a pair of Royere curved sofas and centered on this grand and glorious space a monumental 1960’s Venini chandelier. Perfection!

Jean Royere sofa

Jean Royere sofa

1960s Venini Chandelier

1960s Venini Chandelier

Needless to say, if you happen to be one of the lucky few to secure a foothold at 1000 Museum, do give me a ring if you like what you see!

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2 Comments

  1. Oh I adore the grotto chairs……all 4 of them…….and I especially love the Tony Duquette console…..I knew the original owner….brother of my crazy friend who left me the sphinxes! Ducommon. That is the coolest console…..ever.

    I hope you decorate those penthouses also!

  2. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    I have always preferred a marvelous mix of styles to create the most interesting rooms.

    Darling you just know everyone – what an amazing life you live!

    If only – one of these penthouses came my way!

    Much Love

    JA

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