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In 1978, Israeli fashion designer Elie Tahari showed his first collection in New York at Studio 54. Just a few years before, he had launched his quickly-iconic brand, largely responsible for the rise of the tube top, while working as a shop assistant. Now, Ian Schrager’s Studio 54 hardcover monograph sits on his living room table, a reminder of his early days in New York. Four decades later, he has not left: his curated apartment on Central Park West, designed by The Turett Collaborative, is a reflection of years of artistry and tastemaking. The goal was to make the apartment a sanctuary above the city; together, Tahari and TTC created a receptive, peaceful, and welcoming home for him and his children.

What began as two adjacent units of an esteemed building off Central Park is now one luxurious residence occupying the full floor.


As someone deeply engaged  in the fashion world, the client’s eye for aesthetics and enduring style has long been fostered by his hand in the design of his retail stores and showrooms. Fittingly, the 

elevator hall, which is the first space encountered upon arrival, is flanked by two solid walnut pivot doors made from repurposed wood that once served as tables in a Tahari showroom. On the right hand side of the pivoting doors, guests enter into the living room, which overlooks a vast terrace. To the left of the elevators, a more personal wing leading to bedroom suits for family and guests. 


In the living room, TTC paired unique mid-century antiques with iconic pieces. A bespoke Vladamir Kagan sofa, purchased at Phillips Auction House, is the centerpiece, positioned under a chain-draped fixture designed by Lindsay Adelman specifically for the space. White walls allow space for the understated yet carefully selected palette of the living room. The art, also primarily blue, is a mix of the abstract and the strikingly authentic, sourced with guidance from an Isreali friend of Tahari. Even with the abundance of art and views of the clamoring city, the apartment is serene and inviting. A transitional bar area takes advantage of the plumbing stacks from the remains of the pre-existing powder room, and acts as a buffer between the living room and the dining area. The dining room is centered by a custom steel “butterfly” table by Claude Missir. A kitchen setup designed by Val Cucine is structured so that with one touch, a large kitchen storage unit is revealed. A scrim can optionally be let down to partition the dining area from the kitchen, ideal for hosting guests. 


Stunning interiors were not all the client was looking for in his new apartment. As a lover of greenery and natural life, he selected a property with a vast outdoor terrace. In collaboration with Swiss landscape artist Enzo Enea, TTC created his ideal secret garden, with five greenery-filled sitting areas and multiple entrances back indoors, including a double door entrance to the master suite. Below, Columbus Circle hustles and bustles from a bird's eye view.


This was a rare opportunity to partner with someone recognized and celebrated for his impeccable style and perspective. It was an extremely exciting and rewarding project for both The Turett Collaborative and the owner.


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