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John Bartlett’s Beuys Life


(1)The Walls
“They’re not perfectly smooth,” says Ciolli, so he accentuated their unevenness.
Step one: Mixing Benjamin Moore Atrium White with marble dust, and rolling it on.
Two: Applying fresh-brewed coffee and letting it drip down. “It smelled like Starbucks for a day.”

(2) The Hooks
From old cargo liners.

(3) The Console
A felt cover was tacked onto a plywood top.

(4) The Easy Chair
A prototype Bartlett developed for La-Z-Boy, it’s a recliner stripped to its mechanics and upholstered in egg-crate foam.

(5) The Fireplace
To disguise the “fussy” mantel, Ciolli had a rolled-steel surround made. The Tibetan rug echoes the circular motif in the screen.

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