Christian Liaigre's first U.S. showroom
With a resume that includes designing Soho's Mercer Hotel and interior spaces for Calvin Klein and Rupert Murdoch, French furniture craftsman Christian Liaigre is sure to attract even more high-powered clients with the opening of his new showroom on the Upper East Side.
The four-story townhouse, Liaigre’s first U.S. outpost, is set up to look like a real home, replete with office, sitting room and living room. The furniture (all of which would look totally perfect in our dream brownstone, incidentally) ranges from luxurious leather armchairs to minimalist bronze coffee tables, and everything adheres to Liaigre’s famously clean and classic aesthetic.
Speaking of classic, nothing is as timeless as black and white, which Liaigre uses heavily in the sitting room. A giant mirror sits behind a porcelain-white lacquer sofa, with a cascading black floor lamp tucked in the corner. The expansive leather-topped and solid oak desks are also great additions for an at-home workspace.
Although the pieces themselves are an investment (prices are available upon request; the Aspre Chair for instance starts at about $11,000), they’re sure to last a lifetime. At the very least, they make for wonderful eye candy the next time you find yourself uptown.
Christian Liaigre, 34 E. 61st St. (between Madison and Park aves.); 212-201-2338 or www.christian-liaigre.fr/en