Formerly owned by financier Nat Rothschild, the show house and gallery includes a David Chipperfield staircase
After decades of debate, The Future Perfect is putting the East Coast versus West Coast rivalry to rest. When it comes to design, at least, there’s enough style to satisfy both.
Two years ago, the Manhattan design gallery and store embarked on a westward expansion with, n experiential showhouse set in Los Angeles. Now, The Future Perfect is bringing Casa Perfect home with an iteration in New York City. For The Future Perfect founder David Alhadeff, the two spaces are meant to complement each other, not compete.
At Casa Perfect, both life and art deftly play off each other. Like the West Coast version, the New York space doubles as Alhadeff’s residence when he is in town.
The space features pieces from brands available at The Future Perfect, with some works made specifically for Casa Perfect. Highlights include lights from Jason Miller, Reinaldo Sanguino’s ceramic stools, and Chris Wolston’s ‘Body Table’. While nothing is overtly for sale – as Alhadeff explains, you can’t put a store inside a residence – Casa Perfect offers the opportunity to see and experience its inventory in a liveable space.
Each room boasts an array of colours, shapes, and textures, while a striking wooden staircase by architect David Chipperfield takes centre stage and anchors the home, creating unison across all five floors.
In addition to experiencing The Future Perfect’s well-appointed selection, Alhadeff wants Casa Perfect to feel like a home away from home.
He embraces the ‘mi casa es su casa’ sentiment by filling the kitchen with kombucha and coffee to share with his appointments.