Asher Israelow and Jamie Goldenberg are a creative couple based in New York City’s West Village. Asher is an architectural and furniture designer working out of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Jamie is a photo editor for Bloomberg’s Businessweek. Their home is a collection of objects, both handmade and admired. They have many designer and artist friends, so most of their furniture, ceramics, lighting and artwork have a personal history. Thanks, Asher and Jamie, and thanks to Chris Sanders for the great images! — Anne
Image above: An old writing desk Jamie and I bought in Brimfield, MA. It was beautifully crafted but had no base. Instead of building legs, we mounted it to the wall, allowing the desk to float. In the foreground is a prototype of a chair I’m currently working on in my shop. It’s a series of chairs built from a single slab with steel hardware. On the shelf is a (small) portion of Jamie’s vast camera collection.
See more of Asher and Jamie’s New York City home after the jump!
Image above: The window sold us on the apartment. The place was under renovation at the time, but even through the dust and cracked plaster, one view was enough to make us fall in love with the place.
Image above: Our living room is a collection of things bought and crafted. The love seats I found on eBay. They are vintage Selig frames from the Danish modern era. The chandelier is designed by my friends at Workstead. The coffee and side tables I built while still in school. On the walls are old maps along the 43rd parallel.
Image above: We love having friends over for meals, so a big dining table is necessary. The chairs are my all-time favorites, designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski lodge. On the back wall is a painting by James Cogbill, a school friend and fellow collaborator.
Image above: When we combined apartments, over half of the boxes were books. There’s not nearly enough shelf space, so we’ve been selectively editing ever since. A lot of great books were donated to the Occupy movement.
Image above: Jamie and I. By photographer friend Matthew Williams.