Less than two months after opening his inaugural furniture gallery in Paris, AD100 honoree Pierre Yovanovitch is bringing his dynamic designs stateside with a permanent home of their own. Situated on the penthouse level of a prewar building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the 10,000-square-foot space will open on December 1.
The French designer, who launched the furniture line Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier in 2021, tells AD PRO that “in some ways, it’s like we brought New York to Paris and Paris to New York. The Paris location is more of a classic gallery aesthetic. It’s on the street level and is more of a white-box space. With the New York space, we wanted to have more of a residential feel with its historic architectural elements and by creating these immersive vignettes.”
While Yovanovitch is no stranger to a candy-colored palette, the New York gallery and office predominantly features warm neutral tones with pops of what the designer describes as “Pompeian Red” paint. With vignettes dedicated to various residential rooms—a kitchen, study, etc.—a standout is the open living room. At its center is a large organically shaped staff fireplace, an original design by Yovanovitch, who calls fireplaces a “signature element” of his interiors.
Of the 80-plus pieces of furniture and lighting on display, several are on view for the first time. These works range from Yovanovitch’s Hopper bar stools (an upholstered number with patinated bronze and varnished polished bronze legs) to the hand-blown glass and brass Clover ceiling lamp, and mushroom-like Callas table lamp.