Robert Metzger + Fortuny in 1983

Happy New Year! It’s not quite #ThrowbackThursday, but to ring in 2014, we’re revisiting the past. We recently uncovered from our files an Architectural Digest article that was released in the December 1983 issue, almost exactly 30 years ago.

The article, entitled, “The Essence of New York: Luxe amid Limited Space in a Hotel Apartment,” focuses on an apartment within the iconic Sherry Netherland Hotel, located on Fifth Avenue and overlooking Central Park. Designed by interior design great Robert Metzger, the apartment served as a lovely and quiet city retreat for its owners. Robert, who passed away in 1994, was known for his “flamboyantly decorated and dramatically lighted rooms.” For this particular space, he used monochromatic schemes, rich textures, and soft lighting to capture the romance of twilight in New York City.

As with much of how we do here at Fortuny, there is no better way to ring in the future than by celebrating the past.