Molteni&C furnishes penthouse at Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue
Italian brand Molteni&C has outfitted a penthouse in Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue, adding built-in wooden window seats to frame the views of Central Park.
Molteni&C designer Matteo Nunziati oversaw the transformation of the 8,256-square-foot (767-square-metre) penthouse in the super-skinny Midtown Manhattan tower. The makeover involves simple finishes, built-in furniture and designs from the brand.
The expansive square-shaped windows that give the 96-storey-high 432 Park Avenue its iconic gridded appearance are retrofitted with upholstered benches in the living room, dining area and a bedroom.
This detail helps alleviate the fact the deep glazing takes up a lot of floor space – a feature of the design that Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly
Reaching 1,396 feet (425 metres), 432 Park Avenue is currently the tallest residential building in the world and the second-tallest building in New York, after One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
The grid-like skyscraper is constructed with equal-width vertical and horizontal columns and beams.
Every 12 floors of the structure are left open, acting as a hollow area for the wind to pass through. Supporting the structure is a reinforced concrete core, which houses elevator shafts and mechanical services.
Viñoly's residential tower comprises 104 residential units, with New York firm Deborah Berke Partners as the overall interior designer.
Residents also have access to two gyms, a lap pool, a library, a meeting room, a cinema, a children's area and a wine shop.
Penthouses occupy the 88th to the 95th floors. Each has double entrances, a private elevator, underfloor heating and home automation systems.
In 2014, one of the penthouses sold for 95 million US dollars and is considered as one of the most expensive apartments in the world.
Another high-end unit, located on the 92nd floor, was overhauled by New York designer Kelly Behun with a pale palette to complement the Manhattan views.
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