Reinhardt and Ursch love the nails and holes that blemish the original wood ceiling, beams and structural columns, offering evidence of the building's former factory life. They ended up wrapping the central post with rope, since cats Charles and Ray — named after the Eameses — kept scratching it.
The swiveling green Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair in the corner is a favorite nap spot for both of the cats.
The vintage Moroccan Berber carpet — an unusual Beni Ouarain devoid of pattern — is what inspired the couple to start their rug shop, Breuckelen Berber. "This is one of those keepers," says Reinhardt. Their brick-and-mortar showroom (open by appointment) is just a block away from their loft.
Floor lamp: Parentesi Suspension Lamp, Flos
The large paper lamp to the far left is a vintage Noguchi Akari lamp.
An Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen hangs over the dining room table, illuminating the travel mementos displayed on a Jean Prouvé Rayonnage Mural bookcase. "We love looking at everyday objects in our travels," says Reinhardt. "Something as simple as the design of a bobby pin, or a manual bare-bones method of spinning embroidery thread, can help you gain a deeper understanding of a culture — and ultimately makes you see things differently."
Sometimes they combine a few Noguchi lamps with the storage to create more ambience. But for the time being it continues to be a great space in which to stash Ronan's baby gear.
Alongside the ladder is a rack for shoe storage, saving closet space in the couple's bedroom.
The counter stools are vintage K700 stools designed by Philip Salmon and Hugh Hamilton for Kinetics Furniture in Canada in the early 1970s. The couple found the set at the Pier Antique Show. The stools were originally a dated yellow that didn't match the home, so the couple had the stools powder-coated in gray.
The artwork above the dresser is by Frederic Varady, and was purchased at a midcentury shop in Brooklyn.
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