John’s Third Floor Flat in Ft. Greene
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Name: John of Coil & Drift
Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
My partner and I moved into this one bedroom with a separate den in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn three years ago. We fell in love with Fort Greene because of the diversity and green spaces it offered and with our apartment because of it’s simple, clean layout and pre-war character and charm.
The apartment is in a small townhouse and takes up the entire third floor with views of tree-lined streets in the front and the neighbor’s chickens in the back. I am a furniture and object designer and have my own company, Coil + Drift, so I have many of my own pieces in the apartment, like the Dusk Coffee Table – one my personal favorites – as well as prototypes that have yet to make it into production, like the cherry sideboard in our living room.
I also love our vintage George Nelson Saucer Lamp in our bedroom that I found on the street one day, and the way its modern form somehow works perfectly with the rustic shelving unit next to it, also my design. My partner is from France and so are most of his many books. I love the way their classic white bindings (the standard color for most French publishers) look arranged on the shelves. I wish all my books were as simple and beautiful!
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