Banda Property, founded by Edo Mapelli Mozzi, recently launched a breathtaking penthouse at 111 West 57th Street, the old Steinway Hall, which stands next to the second tallest residential complex in the Western Hemisphere. It is a landmark project for the renowned studio. We'd love to take you along!
While each project is unique, the philosophy behind each design is unwavering: at Banda Property, they strive to create environments that are both intrinsically beautiful and flawlessly functional. Their most recent project is a fine example of this. Thanks to a unique combination of European heritage and New York history, the approximately 604-square-metre duplex penthouse on the 76th floor is given a surprisingly contemporary design. This development, realised by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, sets a new standard for bespoke luxury while uniting the past and the future by combining historic heritage with a tower of extraordinary proportions and craftsmanship.
This collaboration embodies the highest standards of craftsmanship and creativity
In designing the duplex penthouse, Banda's interior design team consulted their global network of artists, designers and artisans while taking inspiration from the rich history of the location, which is perfectly centred on Central Park. The design team conceived a space that offers dynamic contrasts alongside a cohesive narrative, seamlessly blending old and new, nature and city, subtlety and statement.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, founder and CEO of Banda, says: ‘The building is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, a striking blend of old and new, past and future. Our design ethos and aesthetics felt like the perfect match. Our vision was to create an interior design scheme that was relevant to the location, complementing the dynamic visual spectacle outside and the architecture of the building. I knew we could add depth, personality and a strong sense of home by including antiques, vintage items and artisanal pieces from around the world.’ In the penthouse, which offers views across two sides, the design focuses on the colours and textures seen in the view. Bricks, shades of burgundy, reflections and transparency are integrated into the design, and natural materials emphasise the honesty of the design and its connection to its surroundings. The penthouse, with its tall windows and bold proportions, is decorated with remarkable artworks and custom furniture. Iconic pieces such as Pierre Augustin Rose's '280 Sofa' and Francesco Balzano's 'Swan Dining Table' harmonise with the building's impressive architecture. This interplay between heritage and modernity extends throughout the penthouse, creating a refined yet welcoming environment.
Residents of the penthouse have access to an extensive range of neighbourhood amenities, including dining rooms with a chef's catering kitchen, an expansive landscaped terrace, meeting rooms, a study, children's rooms, a golf simulator and a bar that is a modern interpretation of the legendary King Cole Bar. There is also a wellness area with a 25-metre pool, spas for men and women, a hair salon and a gym with modern equipment. A dedicated concierge service is available 24/7 to cater to residents' needs. In short, this penthouse is a real home, created for living and enjoying, where design and art have been meticulously orchestrated to create an elegant and sophisticated interior space. It is ready for its new owner to be the centre of attention. The collaboration between Banda and Invisible Collection and Nous Art has resulted in a remarkable selection of furniture and art that make this penthouse a true treasure. This collaboration embodies the highest standards of craftsmanship and creativity, and the result is a tribute to the creative possibilities that arise when the best in the field work together. This penthouse embodies the pinnacle of luxury living and design, where past and present merge into a timeless and breathtaking space. Photography by Nicole Franzen
Text by Elke Aerts