Photo Credit: In Situ
Situated next to the Hudson River, 100 11th Avenue, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, is best known for its unusual fenestration; the curved exterior is a riot of multi-sized windows. To design and furnish an 1800 square foot apartment, the owners chose In Situ, a partnership of architect Edwin Zawadski and his wife, art historian Mason Wickham. They brought a young, fresh aesthetic to this prestigious project.
The building presents many challenges, with its compelling view, the strongly geometric window arrangement, and the curvature of all of the rooms. In addition, inlaid strips of stainless steel echo the front curve, so carpets were an especially tricky detail. Zawadski and Mason turned to rug designer Barbara Barran, President of Classic Rug Collection, to tackle the project.
All of the rugs were woven in Nepal at a GoodWeave facility, ensuring that no child labor was used in their production. The precise appearance of the rugs is a testament to the outstanding skill of the weavers.
“I love to work with Ed and Mason,” said Barran, “because they always have a new take on things. They want each of their projects to be unique.” Because Classic Rug Collection specializes in one-of-a-kind rugs, Barran is up to the challenge. The result? A perfect, tailor-made solution to In Situ’s rug dilemma!