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Smilow Lounge Chair Featured in Lonny

A Mad Men-worthy Mel Smilow lounge chair swathed in cult-favorite Scalamandré fabric is front & center in fashion designer Peter Som’s New York City Apartment. For Som, who despite constant travel has been a resident of the building for nearly 20 years, his home exemplifies an appreciation for a practical sort of minimalism. When the studio above […]

Smilow Lounge Chair Featured in Lonny

A Mad Men-worthy Mel Smilow lounge chair swathed in cult-favorite Scalamandré fabric is front & center in fashion designer Peter Som’s New York City Apartment.

Smilow Lounge Chair Featured in Lonny

Smilow Lounge Chair Featured in Lonny

For Som, who despite constant travel has been a resident of the building for nearly 20 years, his home exemplifies an appreciation for a practical sort of minimalism. When the studio above his apartment became available, he bought it and enlisted New York City architects Jeffrey Cayle and Ian Colburn to create a plan that joined both, opening the space and improving the flow while maintaining the structure’s pre-war proportions. “I was inspired by clean lines, but with warmth,” says Som. “My interiors and fashion style are similar in that I try to achieve a balance of ease and elegance.”

It’s a sensibility no doubt honed over a stylish upbringing. The son of San Francisco-based architects, Som pairs iconic silhouettes and a penchant for understated sophistication throughout his home. “I grew up in a house full of Bauhaus and midcentury furniture, so having modern classics reminds me of my childhood.”

“I want comfort and function to be first—but never sacrificing style.”
 “At the end of the day it feels like a home—comfortable and filled with things that I love and have collected over the years,” says Som.
Read the full article in Lonny.