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Leyden Lewis’s List
The New York-based interior designer and artist points to a few of his favorite designs right now
Brooklyn-based interior designer and fine artist Leyden Lewis is known for creating elegant, character-rich environments, from private residences to commercial and cultural spaces around the globe. Lewis’s work is always fresh, always in-tune with client and context, and always demands a closer look.
Among other projects, the two-time Elle Decor A-List Top 125 designer in the world is currently contributing to the much-anticipated, soon-to-launch Obsidian Virtual Concept House organized by the Black Artists + Designers Guild, as well as a building in Khartoum, Sudan for the education of women between the ages of 14 and 21 years old.
We asked Lewis to share a few of his favorite designs from the site at the moment. Scroll on for his pick of fab, definitely-make-you-look-twice objects.
“I love pieces that reference celestial bodies,” Lewis says. “There seems to be a link to an architecture of higher consciousness.”
“The rich, jewel-like colors of the textiles paired with the structural composition is an eclectic nod to classicism,” Lewis tells us.
“This piece has such surreal potential,” Lewis notes. “The texture of frozen feathers captured in wood is fascinating.”
“It’s just fun!” Lewis says. “Who doesn’t want a gold dismembered fingertip? Like a lucky charm!”
“It is a magnificent De Stijl composition,” Lewis says. “The explosive movement it implies creates so many possibilities for its placement.”
Finally, Lewis observes with a smile: “The capture of a conceptual art piece within function can lend humor to a space.”