I feel lucky to be a part of a firm with a strong culture that champions curiosity, creativity, and fun. Our so-called explorers club gathers every month to visit an interesting and/or architecturally significant place or event in New York City.
One fine spring day, we headed over to The Future Perfect’s West Village show home to soak up all its well-designed splendor. “Casa Perfect” is The Future Perfect’s private, by appointment only gallery located within an exceptional residential space.
The Future Perfect launched in 2017 in Los Angeles, where it has since migrated from a midcentury-modern house by Korean-American architect David Hyun to the former Hollywood Regency home of Elvis Presley.
“Casa Perfect” is the company’s NYC counterpart and an answer to the increasing irrelevance of traditional retail. This exclusive environment of both residence and gallery in one creates a unique space to view contemporary furniture designs in a novel way.
It is situated in a brownstone on St. Luke’s Place. Constructed as part of a block of row houses in the 1850s, the home had been renovated by a prior owner, who hired architect David Chipperfield to do a top-to-bottom transformation. Completed in 2003, the result is a five-story, 500 m² vertical loft-like space with a striking central wooden staircase and just a single bedroom on the top level.