NYT: Constantine Vichey's Illusions of Grandeur

NYT: Constantine Vichey's Illusions of Grandeur

Aaron Able
Nov 26, 2007

Dramatic Reflection. We're all aware of the effect that mirrors and reflective surfaces can have on a small space. Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine featured the 1974 apartment design of architect Constantine Vichey. Originally designed for his father and stepmother, the small Manhattan apartment uses seemingly endless mirrors and stainless steel to a grand and dramatic effect. The current owner has kept the majority of the design intact...

Notice that the corners that aren't mirrored are curved, creating a cozy nook. Much of the furniture is Maria Pergay and original to Vichey's design. Read all about it in Illusions of Grandeur and the accompanying slideshow.

(Pics: Roe Etheridge)

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