Studio Zung, known for its stunning interior architecture and design services, realised a transformation of a family home in Tribeca, New York. The architect, Tommy Zung, wanted to evoke feelings of serenity and energy by creating an environment that would allow you to maintain a good work-life balance while remaining inspired. The project called Maison Duane has a historic charm that was refreshed by the team of architects at Studio Zung. The result is a pure expression of an unexpected beauty.
The design studio Studio Zung, founded by Tommy Zung, opened its very first concept store last year, focusing on a non-traditional consumer experience. Furthermore, the shop is a physical embodiment of the studio's mindset of an elegant integration of architecture and interior design. Zung was commissioned to design the flat we show here, called Maison Duane in Tribeca, for a client working in the eco-development world. Located in a pre-war building, it was restored to a living space that should exude tranquillity.
Studio Zung strives for a serene feeling.
The Romanesque building used to serve as a factory for cutting whale bones and now underwent an inventive renovation. By using wooden details, a marble kitchen worktop and a host of understated details, the design studio created a flat that now - unlike in the past - exudes timeless elegance. The project has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and was even styled by Colin King, who added extra charm to the whole by means of refined floral arrangements. A combination of old and new is emphasised throughout the home with restored details such as the red oak floor with Chevron pattern that perfectly complements the sleek dining table designed by Jeppe Utzon and the handmade chairs from the Finnish studio Nikari. Above this hangs a very elegant chandelier from the Italian design brand FLOS. In addition, all cabinets in the living room were custom-made by Studio Zung and the walls were given a subdued white colour that further emphasises the client's art collection. This sophisticated yet warm aesthetic was heavily influenced by the client's collection of vintage art and furniture, with each piece strong enough to stand on its own. A blessing for any design studio. This simple yet distinctive design accentuates the stillness of the home and gives its occupants warm, open spaces to unwind in after a long day. The simply chosen textures blend in with the beautiful curves and light of each room.
Photography by Adrian Gaut