Architect, sculptor, director and scenographer, Daniel Arsham is one of the most original artists of the current world scene. He notably founded, in 2007, the design cabinet Snarkitecture in collaboration with the artist and schoolfriend Alex Mustonen.

The artist diverts our everyday objects, from the 20 th century to the present day, to reveal works that reduce the boundaries between past and future. He explores his creative imagination to question our world and to animate his work with a vision as deep as it is aesthetic for the traces that we will leave in several centuries.
He uses in his work all types of materials such as sand, marble, glacier rock, fiberglass…

He recently decided to acquire a residence designed in 1969 by the architect Norman Jaffe. The influence of Japon on Norman Jaffe’s practice had a great effect on the design of this place located in Long Island. Admiring his work, Daniel Arsham chose to readjust it to his image and his tastes without losing the essence and the spirit carried by the walls of this house.

There has been a lot of work to do to renovate the premises while preserving the materials and the spaces at best.
The interior in cedar wood has been fully sanded to regain all its aesthetic qualities and shine.
Arsham worked with Snarkitecture throughout this renovation work to rethink spaces and designs.
Snarkitecture fully designed the master bathroom, while Arsham imagined many rooms and the garden inspired by Kyoto.
The restoration took 9 months while the work on the design lasted 5 months.

This second home for Arsham and his family seems ideal for inspiration, creation but also disconnection.
As a tribute and respect for Jaffe’s work, Daniel Arsham imagines that he would surely be happy to see how the place came back to life.

Credits photos : Jason Schmidt