Located in Greenwich Village, the designer’s flat contains a stunning collection of mid-century objects and furniture from some of the most important design figures of the Twentieth Century.
Architectural designer David Biscaye helped to curate the living space, which has the same aesthetic grounding as the Thom’s clothing – somewhere between art deco, modernism and 1960s Americana.
Here is a room-by-room examination of the apartment.
In the bedroom, a 1960s bed – also by Jacques Adnet – is flanked by a pair of 1950s nightstands from the celebrated Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti. The magazine rack under the window is by the French designer and material artist, Mathieu Matégot.
The living room contains a number of pieces by the French designer and architect Jacques Adnet; the chairs, cocktail table, and bar cart are all the work of the icon of French modernism. Moving across the room, the lamp in the bottom right-hand corner is by the British-born utilitarian architect and designer T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Finally, a 1970s Swiss-made Jaeger-LeCoultre clock graces the mantel.
This alternate view of the living room reveals a 1920s silver Christofle bar cart, stocked with vintage Steuben and Baccarat glassware.
Set on a tree-lined block in Greenwich Village, Thom Browne’s apartment building is prime Manhattan real estate. But when Browne decided to move out of his old place, on Central Park West, he wasn’t focused on any particular location—it was a glorious terrace he was after. “I looked for more than a year,” he says. “It could have been uptown, I didn’t care. New York has so many interesting neighborhoods.” Perseverance paid off. The one-bedroom flat, a compact 800 square feet or so, is surrounded by some 300 square feet of outdoor space with sweeping views, enabling Browne to gaze out from beneath a striped awning at the Chrysler Building or the new World Trade Center tower.