Urban Zen, the name of the philanthropic foundation Donna Karan founded in 2007, also perfectly describes the aesthetic of her glamorous, art-filled Manhattan apartment.
Karan was as hands-on with its creation as she is with her designs and as solution-focused. (In 1985 the famous fashion designer introduced Seven Easy Pieces, an interchangeable system of dressing for women.)
Working with Bonetti Kozerski Studio, she created a light-filled and luminous (the ivory walls are made of Venetian plaster) 7,000-square-foot living space from two classic sixes with views of verdant Central Park.
Complementing Donna Karan’s style are the artifacts from her travels that fill the space, the yoga suite, and the high-tech filtering system that keeps dust at bay and diffuses aromatherapy oils.
“I didn’t want to be in a traditional kind of space—that’s not me”
“And I didn’t want to be in a very modern building. That’s not me either.”
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