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If you’re accustomed with the assignment of Brian Donnelly—better accepted by his aesthetic nom de plume, KAWS—then it won’t abruptness you that his Brooklyn home is abounding with bright sculptures and colossal paintings.
Donnelly, who shares the home with wife Julia Chiang and their two daughters, opened his doors up to Architectural Digest for the mag’s “Living With Art” issue, and indeed, the ancestors is amidst by assignment by artists like Raymond Pettibon and Keith Haring.
But don’t apprehend to see abounding KAWS pieces—like the “Companion” amount that’s been featured everywhere from the Brooklyn Museum to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—in the space; Donnelly told AD, “I absorb all day every day amidst by my work. When I appear home, it’s auspicious to focus on added artists.”
And the apartment aren’t aloof abounding with adored artworks—the brace has additionally abounding the home with pieces by iconic designers like Alvar Aalto, Ettore Sottsass, and Alexander Girard. (They sit alongside a costly bench covered in Donnelly’s dejected BFF figurines, which buck a arresting affinity to Sesame Street’s Grover.)
Donnelly and Chiang confused into their Brooklyn home—located in a “triangle-shaped automated building” that’s not far from his Williamsburg studio—several years ago, and formed with architect Jake Klotz to accomplish the amplitude livable. Donnelly says that affairs the home was “a ad-lib purchase,” and that the ancestors capital to move in as bound as possible.
One completed, the architecture served several purposes: it’s home, but additionally an appointment space, Chiang’s studio, and a amplitude for art storage.“We fabricated it assignment for us,” Donnelly told AD. “We accept room, we accept walls to adhere art, and we adulation the indoor/outdoor amplitude for the kids.”