New York Contemporary: GRADE Architecture and Interiors (Hardcover)
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The first monograph on GRADE New York, an architecture and design studio dedicated to creating artistically curated environments in a cutting-edge contemporary setting.
Architect Thomas Hickey and interior designer Edward Yedid partnered to establish GRADE New York as a unique practice where architecture and interiors merge into a seamless continuum. Within their refined and beautifully proportioned spaces, a meticulously curated selection of furnishings, contemporary art, and exquisite objects create a luxurious and personal environment for their clients.
New York Contemporary presents seven apartments in the most glamorous condominium buildings in Manhattan, including a penthouse at Place 57, a pied-à-terre at 551 West 21st Street by Norman Foster, and 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron. A special feature is an in-depth look at Edward Yedid's own duplex on Madison Avenue, where the principles of structuring and curating the space have created a sleek but warm and inviting home for his family.
About the Author
Thomas Hickey holds architectural degrees from the University of Kentucky and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He has taught architecture at Barnard College and interior design at the Parsons School of Design and was a designer and project architect in the residential studio at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Initially a business student at Boston University and New York University, Edward Yedid discovered his passion for interior design in Parkis. He studied interior design at Parsons School of Design and worked with the noted interior designer Noel Jeffrey before forming GRADE New York with Thomas Hickey in 2004.
"Yedid and Hickey have since completed dozens of houses and apartments, as well as stores, restaurants and nightclubs. And outside the office, the two became close friends. . . The results of their partnership are documented in a new book, New York Contemporary."
—Fred A. Bernstein, Introspective Magazine
"In their first monograph, New York Contemporary, architect Thomas Hickey and interior designer Edward Yedid of GRADE New York take readers on a tour of seven luxurious apartments throughout the city. Located in some of Manhattan’s most upscale buildings, these homes reflect the design firm’s dedication to creating spaces in a sophisticated and artistic manner."
—Colleen McTiernan, Luxe Interiors & Design
"The art-forward work of the duo behind Grade New York, led by principals Hickey and Yedid, presents a uniquely unified version of New York City, where a Chelsea townhouse and an Upper East Side duplex can be equally edgy and contemporary. Their sleek, minimal spaces show that even the boxiest of new-build apartments can be elegant and artistic."
—Haley Chouinard, Business of Home