De La Espada and The Future Perfect team up to dress model apartment in Tribeca

A wooden settle with a spindly backrest and a metal coffee table depicting an abstracted orgy are among the pieces featured in a Manhattan show residence that was curated by furniture retailers The Future Perfect and De La Espada.


The unit is located within 100 Franklin Street, a mixed-use, brick-clad building that "juxtaposes the cutting edge with the historic".

Designed and developed by local firm DDG, the Tribeca building offers 10 full-floor apartments, along with two duplex penthouses. Prices range from three to seven million dollars (£2.4 to £5.6 million), according to StreetEasy.


To create a standout model unit, the developer turned to Portuguese furniture company De La Espada and the design gallery The Future Perfect, which has locations in New York and California. The team set out to produce a distinctive residence "that exudes livable elegance".

The open-plan public area occupies a triangular space with pale wooden flooring and white walls. The room is dressed with an eclectic mix of furnishings that align with the building's exterior, which features a merging of contemporary and classical elements.


The living space is fitted with a grayish Planalto sofa by British designer Matthew Hilton, which has a low back and brushed-brass feet. Arranged around the sofa are Elysia lounge chairs by Italian designer Luca Nichetto, and a portable, wood-and-brass Handle side table by Neri&Hu.

A focal point of the lounge area is the Orgy coffee table by Brooklyn designer Chris Wolston. Its aluminium top depicts body parts embracing one another.

Tucked behind the living area is a Solo vitrine by Neri&Hu, which has curved form and wooden frame. Glass walls and shelves provide clear views of the objects displayed within.


The kitchen features white cabinetry, marble counters and a pastel-blue backsplash. The light tones are contrasted with a pair of chunky Capo bar stools by Neri&Hu.

The dining area is positioned near a large window with ombre drapery from Calico Wallpaper's new line of textiles, called COPE. The wooden table and seating, including a settle with a tall back, are by London's Studioilse.


The public space also has a small seating nook with sand-cast aluminium Luxor chairs by Wolston and a wooden Mitch cabinet by Luca Nichetto.
In the bedroom, the team placed a nightstand and tall chest from the McQueen collection by Matthew Hilton. A three-legged, brass side table is by Neri&Hu.


An office features a desk and green chair from Neri&Hu's Solo collection. Ladder-style, black walnut bookshelves were designed by the Turkish studio Autoban.

The apartment has a range of lighting fixtures, including pieces by San Francisco's Charles De Lisle and London designer Michael Anastassiades. Hand-tufted rugs are from the Swedish brand Kasthall.

Artwork include sculptures by Floris Wubben and Lerone Wilson, ceramics by Lana Kova, and paintings by Pajtim Osmana.

Other model residences in New York include an apartment in David Chipperfield's The Bryant tower that was curated by Standard Arts, and two show units at 520 West 28th Street, a luxury condo building by Zaha Hadid Architects.


Architect David Adjaye also created a show apartment to provide a taste of the interiors at 130 William, his first Manhattan skyscraper.

Photography is by Nicole Franzen.

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Guillaume Coutheillas