April 30, 2019
DCA designer Mark Zeff has been honored by Luxe magazine with its most prestigious RED Award for his interior design work that delivered a chic, modern living space within a historic, landmarked building in Manhattan.
Mark and his eponymous firm MARKZEFF was one of only eight national-level winners at the Luxe Residential Excellence in Design (RED) awards presentation last week in Napa Valley. Mark and his team won in the Contemporary Interior Design category, for recognition of their work that transformed the living space of a lower-Manhattan pied-à-terre in New York City’s Noho neighborhood. The building itself is a landmarked 1871 cast iron building, presenting a unique challenge for modern design and living. Commissioned by a Miami-based art collecting couple, Mark and his team delivered a beautiful re-imagined space that could showcase the duo’s diverse collection of special artworks by renowned creators including Andy Warhol, Sarah Hinkley, and Miles Aldridge. The loft’s distinct character was preserved, while creating intimacy and a livable environment for the couple and their teen children.
A lacquered passageway leads to an open space with eleven foot ceilings and twenty three super-sized windows, maximizing natural light in the space. Mark and his team used ribbed glass and black steel throughout the apartment to partition each room and to create a beautiful flow of light across the apartment.
Mark scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to diversify the space. Two notable design features are intricately carved wood columns in the corner of the dining room taken from a 250 year old home in Morocco, and a three panel door in the master bedroom sourced from the architectural remnants of a shop outside London. The residence exudes a whimsical charm that reflects the architectural complexity of the building itself.
DCA would like to extend congratulations to Mark and his team for this prestigious Luxe National RED award. Here’s an exciting group of photos of the delightfully transformed space.