MaHB Space

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Top and Cen­ter: Clock in at this new pent­house co-work­ing space in Makati.

RICK OWENS FUR­NI­TURE high­lights the de­signer’s other great pas­sion: cre­at­ing bold sculp­tural pieces fit for a tem­ple (of taste).

If you’ve seen how the Goth fu­tur­ist gar­ments Rick Owens turns out each sea­son, you know this is not a guy who goes in for ev­ery­day mid­cen­tury mod­ern home decor. The fur­ni­ture he’s been mak­ing since 2006 looks more like it be­longs in a mas­sive prehistoric tem­ple. A new book from Riz­zoli out­lines the cre­ative process be­tween the de­signer and his wife and muse, Michèle Lamy. Stark, totemic pieces in pet­ri­fied bark, alabaster, ply­wood, and con­crete fill these pages, in­ter­spersed with shots of Lamy di­rect­ing teams of crafts­men. Owens once de­scribed his dream en­vi­ron­ment as “a Bru­tal­ist fur on a Bru­tal­ist rock next to a Bru­tal­ist fire in a Bru­tal­ist cave.” You might not want to live there, but that’s the beauty of this book—crack it open and take the trip any­time you like. riz­zoliusa.com —Jon Roth

1 CURL UP AND STAY AWHILE

Owens staged a pet­ri­fied­wood daybed and twin stag-antler chairs in a 16th­cen­tury Swiss aris­to­crat’s home. The cowhide mat­tress and fur throw are rare con­ces­sions to com­fort.

2 PULL THE PLUG

An el­e­ment from Owens’s “3Prong Bench” works just as well as a sculp­ture.

3 LIGHT READ­ING

On the bed­side ta­ble: ci­garette butts, the score to Strauss’s Salome, and a tome on Vi­en­nese ar­chi­tect Otto Wag­ner. Rich stuff for a min­i­mal­ist master.

4 HOME SWEET HOME

Sub­stan­tial fur­ni­ture and a sculp­tural urn set the tone in Owens and Lamy’s Place du Palais-Bour­bon home (which once housed the French So­cial­ist party) in Paris.

5 TOTEM GOALS

An­i­mal-hide stools, stacked­ply­wood benches, brass ves­sels, and antler ac­cents form a makeshift al­tar.

6 BAL­ANCED BEAMS

The “Plug Ta­ble,” in alabaster and ply­wood. At 12 feet long, it’s per­fect for a big din­ner party (or a sac­ri­fi­cial rite).

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