Enduring Modern Classics

Smilow Lounge Chair as seen in Peter Som’s apt – featured in Lonny

Look what we found while reading an article on lonny.com.  Who knew that the talented fashion designer Peter Som grew up the son of two architects in a midcentury decorated house in San Francisco?  In his words, “I grew up in a house full of Bauhaus and midcentury furniture, so having modern classics reminds me of my childhood.”  In addition Som is an appreciator for a practical sort of minimalism. “I want comfort and function to be first—but never sacrificing style.”

We are thrilled and honored to see that Som chose to feature, front and center, in the designer’s New York City Apartment, a  Smilow Furniture enduring, modern, classic  — Our Rail Back Lounge Chair WAC33  — looking stylish swathed in a cult favorite, Scalamandré fabric.

(read an excerpt from the article below the jump)

som-in-lonny-mage
smilow-railback-chair-in-Lonny-post

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.”

“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.