Samuel Amoia‘s passion for interior design originated with his extensive international travel, which has allowed him to see and experience first-hand some of the world’s most prestigious living environments. The designer works with many renowned names in the world of interior design, but today, Inspiration and Ideas is focusing on his latest interior design project, a luxury apartment in SoHo’s Cast Iron Historic District.
The luxury apartment’s showpiece is a towering onyx fireplace inspired by Gio Ponti’s iconic F.A.33 mirror from the 1930s, which curves distinctively along its edges. shows This contemporary design project was conceived for a young businessman based primarily on the West Coast and it utterly enhances the designer’s flair for reinterpretation and customization.
“The fireplace is a work of art and really makes a statement, all my guests ahh over it.”
SAYS THE CLIENT.
To complement its silhouette, Amoia placed curvaceous objects throughout the modern living room, including a Pierre Agustin Rose sofa with overstretched round lines and two Jindřich Halabala armchairs framed by ribbons of wood.
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Amoia’s self-taught aesthetic, which could be summarized as an imaginative take on Art Deco and Italian modernism, has caught the eye of high-profile clients like Lauren Santo Domingo and Stella McCartney. Designer Samuel Amoia puts his signature stamp on a downtown pied-à-terre luxury apartment while paying homage to the likes of Jean-Michel Frank and Gio Ponti.
Another eminent designer of the early 20th century, Jean-Michel Frank, inspired the look of the media room. Looking at the French master’s “croisillon” lamps, some of which were made in grooved wood, and some in patinated bronze, Amoia came up with the idea to cover the walls in a highly textured plaster, custom-made by artist Benjamin Lai.
The wall’s grayish amber tint, together with low sectional seats upholstered in auburn leather and a wall sculpture of spiky vermilion circles by Luke Todd called Red Bloodbath, helps set a moody, masculine vibe for this luxury home.
“I feel at home, relaxed, and yet my eye is always catching something interesting at which to look. The floor-to-ceiling windows let you feel the buzzing energy of the neighborhood, but in a calming and soothing way.”
SAYS AMOIA’S CLIENT