Manhattan Glass Gallery
Accommodating a major contemporary art glass collection and preserving the gracious proportions of this early 20th century apartment were the main objective of this commission. The solution called for a sequence of private rooms and public galleries similar to the organization of a renaissance palazzo. The focal point of the apartment is a gallery lined with vitrines, housing the bulk of the glass collection. The ceiling is vaulted and uplit. The collection is lit from the sides and bottoms of the glass cases as well. The new construction, distinguished by fine details and exotic wood veneers, blends gracefully with the remaining fragments of turn of the century detail.