A pair of Danish modern 1960s brass accented lounge chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen. Courtesy of Epoca.
Murano smoky topaz glass chandelier, Italy, c. 1960s. Courtesy of Craig van den Brulle.

Since 1984, Cullman & Kravis has been crafting elegant yet inviting interiors that exude a “modern traditional” aesthetic. From posh penthouses to breezy beach homes and sophisticated ski retreats, every  Cullman & Kravis interior is richly layered and highly detailed, striking an ideal balance between luxury and livability.

To create these dynamic interiors, the New York-based firm relies on a masterful mix of antiques from all periods and origins, modern art, one-of-a-kind furniture, and exceptional textiles. Impeccably edited and impossibly refined, Cullman & Kravis’ interiors are balanced, harmonious, and often, a little unexpected. Whether it is a striking contemporary photograph hung above a classic console or a brilliant shock of color in an otherwise neutral room, Cullman & Kravis is constantly redefining the traditional interior.

Coffee table by Maison Jansen, France, 1940s. Courtesy of Alan Moss Gallery.
Bronze biomorphic sculpture by Antonio Kieff, 1980. Courtesy of Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques LLC.

Cullman & Kravis’ exceptionally talented team, including founder Ellie Cullman, a perennial on the distinguished AD100 list, a strong proponent of the arts, and a folk art connoisseur, and design partners Lee Cavanaugh, Sarah DePalo, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urban, browsed InCollect and selected modern art, furniture, and decorative objects that reflect the firm’s singular approach to interior design. “The choices are an assortment of forms and styles that we’ve used and are constantly drawn to throughout our various projects,” said Cullman & Kravis. “All of our choices can be mixed and matched with different period pieces, they are individually transformative and don’t dictate a specific look.”

Among Cullman & Kravis’ Top InCollect picks are  a pair of sculptural lounge chairs with brass accents by the modern Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen from Epoca; a pair of sleek iron and doré bronze table lamps with hand-stitched custom shades by the French designer Jacques Quinet from Alan Moss Gallery; a rare pair of cabinets with Tiffany blue leather covered recessed door panels by the iconic mid century modern design master Harvey Probber from Assemblage, Ltd.; an early 19th century figured mahogany classical serving table with original brasses from The Stanley Weiss Collection; a pair of Piero Fornasetti’s Zodiac plates from Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.; a striking folk art carving of a dog reclining from the mid-nineteenth century from Just Folk; a dazzling biomorphic sculpture in polished bronze by the modernist sculptor Antonio Kieff from Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques LLC, a mid century Murano chandelier with fluted smoky topaz glass from Craig van den Brulle; a sumptuous chaise lounge by the seminal modern furniture designer Milo Baughman from Joseph Anfuso 20th Century Design; a handsome antique Hepplewhite sofa that boasts a mahogany frame with wonderfully detailed lightwood inlays, flowing serpentine arms, and square tapered legs, from Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc.; and a pair of elegant Art Deco armchairs by Maurice Rinck from Moderne Gallery.

Federal inlaid mahogany sofa, c. 1800-10. Courtesy of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc.
A pair of Piero Fornasetti's zodiac plates, Leo & Capricorn, dated 1964 & 1965. Courtesy of Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Cullman & Kravis founder, Ellie Cullman.


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