Tribeca Pied-à-Terre is a project designed by Jessica Gersten Interiors. A real estate developer based in Memphis, reached out to Jessica in January 2021 having just purchased an apartment at 111 Murray Street in Tribeca as a New York pied-à-terre for his family. Photography by Blaine Davis.
Pulling from inspiration the client shared, Jessica developed a palette of jewel tone color, black iron and brass, travertine, and walnut, with accents of Mid-Century Italian and French design, combined with Contemporary Art and ceramics. In the apartment are references to the work of iconic designers Gio Ponti, Marco Zanuso, Ico Parisi, Jean Prouvé, Pierre Chareau and nods to artists Donald Judd lamp and Alexander Calder.
The living room niche has walnut paneling and a seating area that includes an emerald green sofa with an Alexander Calder inspired end table, “Lady” chairs by Marco Zanuso, and a travertine coffee table ensemble of Jessica’s design. Contemporary ceramics by Berlin based artist Jojo Corväiá accent the coffee tables and the niche. The artwork, “This is Magic” by Jeppe Hein, reflects the expansive view of the city and beyond.
In the dining room, the walnut table is flanked by walnut and brass chairs from Overgaard and Dyrman of Denmark with the sculptural brass “Ophelia” pendant fixture by the Milanese Morghen Studio overhead.
Serving as a partition between the open kitchen and the dining room is a walnut and metal banquette, with a buffet custom designed by Jessica, inspired by the work of Jean Prouvé and the proportions of a Richard Serra sculpture.
The walnut is carried through into the master bedroom with a paneled headboard and integrated night tables, inspired by Donald Judd. The Italian Mid-Century is represented in a pair of vintage glass Venini sconces, and a vintage curved sofa, upholstered in dark tourmaline boiled wool, with a black metal table by Pierre Chareau.
The floor lamp is by Olga Engel, and a large-scale Alex Katz diptych “Ariel” completes the space. Also featured, pottery by Dena Zemsky (through Donzella).
Deeply saturated blue plaster walls with geometric relief details envelope the den. An Alex Prager photograph “Deborah” hangs over the custom sofa. In the room you will find a Moroccan rug, Dimore Studio sconces, and side tables inspired by Gio Ponti of Jessica’s design.
The foyer features a large scale wall sculpture by Maren Kloppman titled “Custom Wall Pillows Blue Circles” over a floating console designed by Jessica, inspired by the work of Donald Judd. The art throughout was curated by Jessica with the help of Hourglass Advisory.
The two additional bedrooms include custom made beds by Jessica with vintage Mid-Century Italian lighting in both.