Are you curious to visit the most beautiful apartments in the world? Then “Interiors – The Greatest Rooms of the Century” published by Phaidon is the volume for you. In fact, this work includes 400 beautiful apartments built over a period of time ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, by more than 300 world-famous interior designers including Elsie de Wolfe, Billy Baldwin, Colefax & Fowler, Anouska Hempel, Kelly Hoppen, and Karim Rashid.
Each apartment is illustrated with a picture of a representative room. Each residence is also complemented by a text that tells the story of those who live there (or inhabited it) including notes on the design that characterizes it. Among the most noteworthy houses are those by Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace, Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel, and those of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cy Twombly, and Peggy Guggenheim. Available with covers in 4 different colours, “Interiors – The Greatest Rooms of the Century”, is embellished by the interesting introduction by William Norwich (formerly Vogue and New York Times interior design and fashion editor) and by three essays written from Graeme Brooker (Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art), David Netto (Interior designer) and Carolina Irving (Carolina Irving Textiles).
Above: Sasha Bikoff, Garden State Revival House for restaurateur Ed Schoenfield & Elisa Herr, dining room, Newark, New Jersey, completed in 2016. Courtesy Of Sasha Bikoff Interior Design; Photography By Patrick Cline.