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Japanese lacquer table from The Bruno Effect; Josef Hoffmann pendant from Woka; Noble House Vintage rug from Samad; Bowl #1378 by Jay Kvapil from Diane Rosenstein Gallery; Jean Prouvé daybed and Eckart Muthesius table from Galerie 54; Stitch window treatment by Amy Meier from Hartmann & Forbes. Artwork: Starburst (Nebula) (2011) by Joe Ray. Background color: Farrow & Ball's Sulking Room Pink.

Designer Alexandra Loew Composes an Otherworldly Interior Around a Joe Ray Artwork

Known for rooms that reflect her cinematic eye and passion for collectible design, the bicoastal creative conjures a cozy conservatory fit for reflection and relaxation

Alexandra Loew. Photo: ROGER DAVIES

With offices in New York and Los Angeles, designer Alexandra Loew crisscrosses the country building not just beautiful homes but also incredible collections for her clients. In them, one can detect her early career as a filmmaker, an experience that lends a strong narrative and certain cinematic flair to every space she conceives. “Here, I imagined a winter garden, a room with views onto nature that welcome introspection on cold days and long nights,” explains Loew, who co-organized the exhibition “Conversation Pieces: Contemporary Furniture in Dialogue,” on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through June 2023.

“I’m captivated by artist Joe Ray’s ‘Nebula’ paintings, a series he’s returned to decade after decade. I love how Starburst (Nebula) explores inner space and outer space simultaneously”

Alexandra Loew

Starburst (Nebula) (2011) by Joe Ray. Photo: COURTESY OF DIANE ROSENSTEIN GALLERY

Japanese lacquer table from The Bruno Effect. Photo: COURTESY OF THE BRUNO EFFECT

Josef Hoffmann pendant from Woka. Photo: COURTESY OF WOKA

Noble House Vintage rug from Samad. Photo: COURTESY OF SAMAD

Bowl #1378 by Jay Kvapil from Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Photo: COURTESY OF DIANE ROSENSTEIN GALLERY

Jean Prouvé daybed from Galerie 54. Photo: C. BARAJA/E. TOUCHALEAUME, COURTESY OF GALERIE 54 PARIS

Eckart Muthesius table from Galerie 54. Photo: C. BARAJA/E. TOUCHALEAUME, COURTESY OF GALERIE 54 PARIS

Stitch window treatment by Amy Meier from Hartmann & Forbes. Photo: COURTESY OF HARTMANN & FORBES

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2022 Winter Issue under the headline “Universal Appeal.” Subscribe to the magazine.

Cover: Japanese lacquer table from The Bruno Effect; Josef Hoffmann pendant from Woka; Noble House Vintage rug from Samad; Bowl #1378 by Jay Kvapil from Diane Rosenstein Gallery; Jean Prouvé daybed and Eckart Muthesius table from Galerie 54; Stitch window treatment by Amy Meier from Hartmann & Forbes. Artwork: Starburst (Nebula) (2011) by Joe Ray. Background color: Farrow & Ball's Sulking Room Pink.

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