In Brian McCarthy’s Manhattan office, a Mongolian goat fur and mohair wool velvet chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana sits in front of “Brown Stare” by Jacqueline Humphries, while an oil painting by Cuban artist Orlando Almanza hangs above the file custom cabinetry.Francesco Lagnese
“While making sure it functioned as an office, it was equally important to me that it look and feel more like a modern and traditional library in our home. As in most of our projects, backgrounds and decorative finishes are key for me. And so in the office, you will find black cerused oak custom cabinetry, hand painted and textured plaster walls, bespoke curtain & upholstery fabrics and wallpaper. It is also a showcase for books, art, objects and furniture—and is constantly evolving and changing much like one’s home,” notes principal Brian McCarthy of his New York City office.
“Bookcases were essential for our design & architecture library but if I had to choose, my favorite feature are the flat files that we had custom built-in to the conference room” says the Manhattan-based designer. “These sliding file drawers house everything from Chinese lacquer, marble, stone, mirror, glass, embossed leather and eglomise samples to a multitude of specialty decorative finishes that can be easily accessed, presented and reviewed when client’s come here for meetings. It’s my Aladdin’s Cave of goodies to inspire, entice & seduce our clients.” bjminc.com