Name: Arielle Assouline-Lichten
Location: Greenpoint — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting
Architect and designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten has a badass, burgeoning design career. After studying at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, she founded the multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects in 2013, which specializes in both physical and digital spaces. Next up came Slash Objects, her design studio that “strives to create beautiful pieces with impact.” The fun and modern 1,000-square-foot Brooklyn loft she lives in is sprinkled with objects of her history and details of design.
Expansive spaces like Arielle’s pose a common problem—the open layout runs the risk of wasted space. To combat this, she designated areas for specific purposes. A wall divider in one corner sections off an office area, while the couch and living room seating is arranged to encourage socializing in the loft’s center. Most notably, the “bedroom” area is raised and sectioned off with wall dividers (already set up this way when she moved in). The whole space flows beautifully, retains the architecture’s light-filled, airy atmosphere, and is the perfect backdrop for her design collection. But this kind of furniture arranging success doesn’t always just happen on the first try—Arielle explained she tried out a few different configurations before finding one that felt right.
The furniture and accessories she designs through Slash Objects often are made with post-consumer recycled rubber mixed with modern materials like brass, marble, and concrete. It’s a blend of high design and everyday substances that gives her work such accessible beauty. And like her designs, her home is a composite of captivating components elegantly arranged and artfully displayed.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Contemporary eclectic with vintage accents.
Inspiration: Mod lofts with a lot of visual stimuli.
Favorite Element: The fireplace!
Biggest Challenge: Creating separate spaces within the loft.
What Friends Say: They love the openness of the space. It is a really great space for hosting since there are multiple seating areas and an open kitchen.
Biggest Embarrassment: Sometimes it gets a little messy behind the screen…
Proudest DIY: The cloud marble table came about from a piece of marble I was given because it had bad water damage around the edges. To salvage the marble, I had it cut into a cloud shape, lopping off all of the damaged parts.
Biggest Indulgence: Madda Chair by Michael Felix. I absolutely love it.
Best Advice: Have no fear in mixing multiple styles, as long as you are making bold choices.
Dream Sources: Being able to shop the Milan design fair.
Custom Marble Cloud Table — Arielle Assouline Lichten
Rubber CYL Side Tables — Slash Objects
Shiny Hex Side Table — Slash Objects
Ligne Roset Sofa
Ari Lounge Chairs — Arne Nowell 1960s Sweden
Madda Chair — Michael Felix
Custom Marble Dining Table / Vintage base
Vintage Schoolhouse Chairs
Placemats — Slash Objects
Coasters — Slash Objects
Original Aluminum Group Eames Chair
Arco Floor Lamp
Japanese screens, built in
West Elm Hamper
A lot of the art on the walls I made or found or they are parts of school models that I hung.
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