|Harry Heissmann's living room, featuring a pair of Castaing brackets, photo by Russell Gera|
Madeleine Castaing didn't buy Important or Fine French Furniture, but rather what charmed her. This pair of brackets in the form of tree branches captured her fancy and found a home at her fairy-tale Leves. Years later when her estate was sold off, they also captured dashing designer Harry Heissmann's
and here they are in installed today in his Brooklyn Heights flat. (That he lives in the most fabulous neighborhood in the city is enough evidence of his excellent taste to my mind; Harry also spent years working for the master of the refined, Albert Hadley.)
|another view, photo by Russell Gera|
Madeleine's quirky side would no doubt have found his snail table very amusing.
|As installed by Madeleine in the dining room of Leves - do you think the plant is plastic? I do.|
Many thanks to Harry for giving us a glimpse into his personal world. And another big thank you to Habitually Chic for including MC and EEE in her Fall Book Brigade