The Townhouse, The Invisible Collection’s new flagship location in the heart of Manhattan, is inspired by the atmosphere of a collector’s home. Designed in partnership with the ultra-talented Olivier Garcé & Clio Dimofski, the 1,752-square-foot space is defined by simple geometries and natural materials that complement the unique furniture pieces and objects on show.
The beautifully appointed space is the perfect embodiment of the art de vivre The Invisible Collection represents and promotes. By calling it “Le salon du collectionneur,” we wanted to convey our take on what a collector’s home looks like; a place where the overall feel and aesthetic mirror our ethos and eclectic vision of a design-forward lifestyle.
At the entrance, visitors are greeted by an impressive stairway anchored by the stunning Mistletoe chandelier, an exquisite 24-carat gold plated ceiling lamp designed by Harumi Klossowska de Rola x Goossens. The stairs – covered by a rug sporting a delicate leopard motif that Madeleine Castaing herself would have approved of – lead to a vast landing dotted with two spectacular niches lined with straw marquetry panels by Lison de Caunes and artworks selected with the help of Carvalho Park art gallery. Set against a one-of-a-kind wall divider by Joe Henry Baker, a pair of vintage Gamla Berlin chairs by Carl Malmsten, and a plush custom hand-knotted rug by Maison Leleu add to the warm atmosphere permeating the space.
On the first floor, the Madison Salon is where Garcé & Dimofski left their mark with custom made furniture pieces including their signature Helios Sofa and Mimi Table. Anchored by a plush rug by Diurne and one-of-a-kind coffee tables in reclaimed oak and ceramic specially made by artist Ian Felton, the space is dotted with elegant paintings by Pedro Batista and custom lamps.
The Lesage Stairway – aptly named after the stunning hand-embroidered tapestry hanging on the wall – leads to the ground floor and its expansive library created in collaboration with famed Librairie 7L. Founded by Karl Lagerfeld in 1999, and acquired by Chanel in March 2021, the 7L Parisian bookshop has been invited to introduce the 7L book curation service at The Townhouse: a custom, tailored book selection for clients’ homes based on their topics of interest.
Lined with custom bookshelves in wood and ceramic designed by Garcé & Dimofski this inviting room, where we plan to host a series of fireside chats, is appointed with a vintage sofa by Norki, Studioparisien’s Sevigné armchair and the Mini Cloud coffee table in hand-carved wood by Louise Liljenkrantz. Next to the library, the dining room overlooking the garden is a serene space outfitted with the elegant Mimi dining table by Garcé & Dimofski and the alluring Fin Chairs by Giancarlo Valle.
Each room is beautified by an array of bespoke lighting fixtures and exquisite objects that complement the overall aesthetic. Like in a true collector’s home, we strayed away from mere minimalism and “white cube” essentialism. We played with warm colors and incorporated a variety of contemporary and vintage designs as well as artworks into the space. We are delighted to call it home: visit us and get inspired!
The Townhouse is open to the public, Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home in New York!