Continuing DXV's Window Series, this September, veteran designer Laura Bohn, principal of LBDA and a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, conjured two vignettes for DXV's New York Showroom, featuring the wit, imagination and uncanny ability to edit for which she’s renowned.
Bridgehampton Beach House: An expansive new construction is designed for easy coastal living with an elegant note
Central Park West Apartment: A deco inspired pied-a-terre is just the right mix of glamorous and practical
Greenwich Village Pied-a-Terre: A tiny and dark apartment's carefully edited furniture selection and back lit die-cut floor to ceiling curtains create the illusion of space and natural light
Drawing on the Contemporary movement, Bohn uses a pair of DXV Seagram lavatories—one square, one round—matched with DXV Percy single-lever faucets with stem and loop handles. The porcelain sinks are intended for wall mounting, but Bohn will hang one from the front of a vintage bicycle and install the other atop a 1930’s washing-machine drum.
“Both old-fashioned devices not only provide perfect pedestals for the sinks but also highlight the enormous yet taken-for-granted practical benefits that they, like indoor plumbing and modern bathroom fixtures, bring to our daily lives,” Bohn says. “And of course, the unexpected juxtapositions make for amusing, eye-catching displays.”