This Exhibition of 21st-Century Furniture Takes Place Inside a $25 Million Loft You Can Buy

Janice O'Leary
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We’ve been seeing this trend for a while now: the urban condo or penthouse as backdrop for an art exhibition or showcase for furniture brands such as B&B Italia or Fendi Casa. But the latest collaboration inside one of the units at the Walker Tower, an Art Deco building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, is a standout among the examples.

The loft is for sale, of course: four bedrooms and four and a half baths across two floors for just shy of $25 million. But the variety of collectible 21st-century furnishings and decor from Galerie Philia makes this one of the better uses of a home that’s up for grabs. Visitors can see how 70 pieces (also all for sale, naturally) from an international mix of designers might fit in the context of a real-world apartment and with each other. The exhibit isn’t limited to larger furnishings or art on the walls, but includes all the little bits that make a house a home, from benches and side tables to vases, mirrors and light fixtures.

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Pieces, some eclectic (such as a sculptural table lamp by Elisa Uberti (above) and some serene and simple (such as the clean-lined wood stools by Cedric Breisacher), were all selected by Galerie Philia and the exhibition’s co-curator, Italian designer and architect Pietro Franceschini, to reflect the functionality of each room. The joint effort between the gallery and Noble Black, a broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, runs through May 15. Unless someone snaps up the whole kit and caboodle first, of course.

Check out more photos of the loft below:

Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
Galerie Philia at Walker Tower

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