Interior Designer and Architect, 69 Mercer St.
Robert Couturier has flawless taste and an appetite for change, so nearly everything in his elegant Soho office is yours for the asking. The chic red Ernest Boiceau carpet is thirties French, and costs about $100,000; the painted-wood side chairs are French neoclassical, upholstered in suede, and are $20,000 for a set of six. The leather-topped card table ($12,000) and leather-tipped daybed ($37,500) are both Jacques Adnet. “My grandfather’s office was filled with all that Adnet stuff,” he says, “but back then I thought it was all just stuff you could throw away. If I had only known!” A suite of workout equipment in the corner is in marked design contrast with the more-permanent fixtures. “When I get really upset, I get my trainer to come to the office, and then I can go eat some more.”
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