Pierre Yovanovitch is a top French interior designer that’s recognized for the most amazing and prestigious projects. With that reputation, when Anna Zaoui moved to a Pied-á-Terre in Manhattan, she had to choose the designer to transform the apartment in the most perfect way. Paris Design Agenda invites you to step in this home that overlooks Central Park and shows the ultimate character of Yovanovitch, a new kind of French Savoir Vivre.
First things first, Pierre Yovanovitch joined the former study and the dining room to create a large hybrid space, and designed this undulating two-piece table, with a mosaic base by Mathilde Jonquière and a lacquered top by Atelier Midavaine, to be used in multiple ways. The result turned out to be absolutely stunning and completed!
In the master bedroom that are obvious elements that stand out. One of them is Pierre Jovanovitch’s “Papa Bear” armchairs, that had been unavailable for purchase until The Invisible Collection began selling them. The three mushroom-shaped occasional tables were also designed by Yovanovitch. And finally portraying a lead role in the room, there’s a very special custom work by British artist Marc Quinn, displaying the client’s own iris.
Throughout the apartment, and especially in the living room, they agreed to create a peaceful place within the chaotic city, whose iconic skyscrapers are in full view from the living room’s ample windows, while also standing up to its strength. To complete there are two irregularly shaped coffee tables, designed by Yovanovitch and made by ceramicist Amelle Benoit, that flow along with an oblong wooden daybed by Rasmus Fenhann. A rectangular sofa, also by Yovanovitch, pairs well with a 1950s armchair from Galerie Eric Philippe.
Yovanovitch designed this banquette, upholstered in a soft lilac velvet, for Zaoui’s daughter’s room. On the wall, we see a moon-shaped apliqué by Spanish artist Gema Alava.
A circular ottoman with a blackened oak base and mustard velvet cushion, designed by Pierre Yovanovitch, anchors a corner of the main suite. Beyond is the marble-clad main bath and its pièce de résistance: a 1970s “Nénuphars” chandelier by Robert Goossens, made of brass, bronze, and rock crystal.