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Apartment, New York, New York 1975

Artist/Designer: David Whitcomb

Project Location: New York, United States

Figure 1: Featured in the September/October 1975 issue of Architectural Digest, David Whitcomb's bedroom exudes the "compelling appeal of simplicity" that was his design vision for the apartment on Sutton Place. Caption for photo reads: "Mirrored ceiling in the bedroom has an enlarging effect as it restates the whole, while duplicating the number of musicians in an 18th-century English painting. A pair of Regency amphora and a Chinese porcelain bottle accent the highly selective spareness of the decor." Photo by Daniel Eifert, page 119. ( Photographer: Daniel Eifert, photographer )
Figure 2: Featured in the September/October 1975 issue of Architectural Digest is interior designer David Whitcomb's New York City apartment. The dining area, situated between the living room and bedroom, is a study in restraint. The caption of the photo by Daniel Eifert reads: "View from the living room toward the dining room takes in the mirrored ceiling and points up the classic unity of design." Page 117. ( Photographer: Daniel Eifert, photographer )
Figure 3: At one end of the living room, David Whitcomb has an office space. Photo by Daniel Eifert with caption that reads: "Another angle of the L-shaped Living Room extends to the Study area, separated simply by Stroheim & Romain quilted chintz-covered stools and backed by silk-paneled cabinet doors. A pair of bronze hydria stands atop tall antique Regency pedestals and a first-century Roman marble urn adorned with actors' masks rests on the desk. The Regency chair is upholstered in cut velvet by Scalamandre." ( Photographer: Daniel Eifert, photographer )


Primary Material(s):
Fabric, Wood, Paint

Residential Structure

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Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1970-1979, 1975

Additional Information:
Peter Carlsen, "Compelling Appeal of Simplicity". Architectural Digest, September/October 1975, 114-119.

"Back to the Future: The Sunny 1970s". F. Schumacher Design Bulletin Volume III, Fall 2016.

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