Interior designer Magdalena Keck decided to orchestrate a modernist interior, with furnishings that are "restrained but eclectic," for a cube-shaped house in Westchester Country. The dwelling itself is spread out across two levels and features floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a black steel frame that holds everything in place. Magdalena Keck's work on the home—which is aptly titled 'The Hudson Valley Glass House'—therefore, could be easily observed from the outdoors.
Keck decided to match the aesthetic of the structure, which was built in 1967 by modernist architect Robert Fitzpatrick. In making choices about the furniture and the placement, the interior designer kept the client brief in mind—the pieces needed to be "modern, function-driven, and meaningful."
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Magdalena Keck Orchestrates an Interior to Match a Modernist Home
1. Modernist Interiors - The trend of creating interiors designed to match modern architecture presents opportunities for architects and interior designers to team up and collaborate.
2. Functional Furnishings - The trend towards choosing furnishings that are modern, functional, and meaningful can be seen as an opportunity for designers to create multi-functional and sustainable pieces.
3. Eclectic Minimalism - The trend of pairing back furnishings while still maintaining an eclectic, curated look presents an opportunity for designers to create custom pieces that are both minimalist and unique.
1. Architecture - Opportunities exist for architects to collaborate with interior designers in creating modernist interiors that seamlessly blend style and function.
2. Interior Design - The trend towards designing functional and meaningful interiors provides opportunities for interior designers to create custom pieces that not only look great but serve a practical purpose.
3. Furniture Design - Designers have the opportunity to create sustainable, multi-functional pieces that suit the needs and aesthetic preferences of modernist interiors.