Ken Fulk partners with de Gournay for this year’s edition of Kips Bay Decorator Show House to create an “Animal Dinner Party”
If you never heard of Kips Bay Decorator Show House you have no idea what you have been missing. This annual design event invites the world’s best interior designers together to transform a luxurious Manhattan apartment into an exhibition for high-end furniture designs.
This is probably the dream come true for any design enthusiast, since it enables visitors the opportunity to get to know the latest trends and collections from top brands in the market.
And what happens when two talented designers come together in a partnership? Only great things. This year a collaboration between Ken Fulk and de Gournay for example, resulted in an exotic “Animal Dinner Party”. Yes you’ve heard me.
The interior design project resembles a fictional tale created by Fulk called “Madame’s Magical Menagerie”, on which exotic animals escaped from the zoo and found Madam F’s stunning backyard, where they stayed and made her famous dinner parties even more bright than ever.
The theme features around 30 wall pannels that together tell the story. Each one of them were hand painted and took 150 hours by de Gournay‘s artisans.
The opulent, bright interior features monkeys, penguins, flamings and plenty of vegetation that goes along sharp, high-end craftsmanship.
According to the designers, the goal was to recreate a childlike wonder from the 1960’s, where poets, artists, philosophers could gather and find inspiration. To be honest, it couldn’t be more perfect.