Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this beautiful book filled with more than one hundred full-colour photographs, the acclaimed interior designer, who is making a career of translating this aesthetic into elegant, comfortable interiors, shows readers how to achieve a sense of luxury in their homes that is at once glamorous and highly personal.
Ryan Korban will come out and say it. “The notion of the interior decorator with a board full of coordinated fabric swatches simply isn’t relevant anymore,” the designer says in the introduction to Ryan Korban: Interiors, his new monograph out next month through Rizzoli. “Young people still appreciate good design—perhaps more than ever, given their abundant access to information—but they don’t want to live in such a formal way. What they want is an experience.”
Such wisdom informs the ethos of Korban’s interiors practice, which has carved a niche within the design sphere for an old-world approach to luxury retail and residential spaces. The wunderkind designer, who counts Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, and Aquazzura among his impressive roster of A-list clientele, is knee-deep in his busiest season yet. Ryan Korban: Interiors marks the designer’s third major project this year, following a showcase at Collective Design 2018 and completion of the sales centre for 40 Bleecker, his first-ever multi-unit residential building.
To curate the monograph, Korban scoured his portfolio for never-before-seen shots of his most notable projects, which span tony Upper East Side townhouses and sumptuous fashion boutiques in SoHo. “The projects were selected based on the idea of showing a more grown-up side to my previous work, which was all done in my 20s,” says Korban. “It was important to represent how I still strive to blur the lines between residential and commercial—and to get people to look at the design for design’s sake!” Throughout, he offers an exclusive insight into his design approach, including his fascinations with architecture, materials, and colour. Underscoring each section is the same theme, and valuable advice for emerging designers: creating truly captivating spaces that no one ever wants to leave.
Defined by a mix of classic luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool, Korban strives to create spaces that surpass trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation.
Upper East Side Residence
At Ryan Korban studio, they seek to make the interior design process transparent and hassle-free, involving the client as much or as little as he/she would like. All this so you as the client can focus on what is most important.
After the interior design proposal is approved, they start work on the schematic design drawings for the project, in which the client’s ideas and style inputs are all very welcome at this stage.
New York City Aquazzura Store
After deciding the floor plan and concept, the iteration begins towards the final design details for the construction budget, and the final selections of fixtures, furnishings, accessories, and art.
40 Bleeker Street, NYC – Condo Apartments
When all pieces of the design have come together, they present the design development documents for the entire project to the client. They get the client’s approval on all selections so there are no surprises down the line. This means that you, as the client, will know exactly what your space will look like at the end of this phase.
Madison Avenue Residence
Madison Square Park Residence
As you have seen, Ryan Korban is considered to decorate bespoke residential projects as well as the interiors of stores from the top luxury brands, such as Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and Aquazzura.
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