Homes: Apartment of Wolfgang Behnken
Apartment of Wolfgang Behnken
There's nothing baroque about the neo-baroque apartment of ad-man Wolfgang Behnken of Young & Rubicam. It is rather an almost miesian gallery of good design, with pieces by the Eames, Florence Knoll, Milo Baughman and Mies as well as a fantastic coffee table by George Nakashima. There are also many outstanding lamps: especially those by Serge Mouille and Christian Dell.
The apartment is mostly painted white, with few carpets and textiles, which really puts focus on the design pieces. I suppose it does, however, require a certain type of person to live in this sort of almost barren atmosphere, but that does not change the fact that it looks stunning. Mr. Behnken also seems to have two livingrooms - perhaps one being the gentleman's room?
The kitchen and bathrooms are also very plain with their white mosaic tiles, and chairs by brit minimalist Jasper Morrison. Notice the construction-site-type lamps above the mirrors, which are actually of a quite beautiful design.
Source: L'Esprit Nouveau