Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Based in Manhattan, interior-design showroom Atelier knows firsthand the challenges that New York City apartments pose. Atelier’s showroom of contemporary furniture and upholstery by fine Italian and German companies was carefully curated to inspire homeowners and designers to envision how the pieces might work in their own spaces—no matter the size.
“A single sofa line may contain around 25 different pieces, allowing for homeowners and designers to create a composition to fit any space,” explains executive partner Tufan Eratici.
This proved particularly helpful during Atelier’s collaboration with PellOverton on a 76th Street penthouse project. Combining aesthetics with functionality, Atelier provided the Plura Sofa and 566 Relax Chair for the penthouse’s living area, as well as the Infinity Dining Table and 675 Dining Chairs in the dining space.
As the central element in the living area, the Plura piece separates living from dining. Its adjustable back- rests allow for deep and narrow seating with either straight or relaxed lounging positions. The right arm also is adjustable—able to convert into a second chaise.
“When the backs are raised,” Eratici says, “it is a perfect separator of the two spaces architecturally, and functionally perfect for different uses of the living room.”
And, perhaps most importantly, Atelier stocks hundreds of fabric and leather types in a variety of colors—so that when an architect or designer has a visualization of a space as broad-minded as PellOverton, “We are ready,” Eratici says.