08 Sep Open House: Design Philip Lim’s Beautiful NYC Loft
Phillip Lim is celebrating his label’s tenth anniversary this year, and coincidentally, his loft has finally completed renovations. He originally moved into the loft seven years ago, situated in a century old building, where he also bought out the neighboring space to create a two bedroom apartment. But this undertaking proved to be more troublesome than it sounds since the designer wanted to create a home fitting this own style. While many may find that this extensive task is a lot to pile on top of an already hectic schedule — where Lim designs four women’s and two men’s collections a year (among more), Lim considered this easy. “As a designer, I’m trained to produce every 45 days, so this was easy and fun,” he says. “With Joe, I was like, ‘Can you speed it up? Because I can make the decision fast—you’re holding me up trying to draw a line.’ Poor guy.”
The Wall Street Journal takes us into Lim’s home base, and talks to him about his art collection, why the renovations took so long and his history as a designer. Read the entire article here.