HOUSES: Atelier AM published by the geniuses at Rizzoli is a masterpiece of a book, a gorgeous celebration of the work of interior designers Alexandra and Michael Misczynski with dramatic photos by Francois Halard.
This large format book follows up on their much-heralded first volume of interiors and it presents the next evolution of Atelier AM virtuoso mixing of antiques and museum-quality artworks with pedigreed design.
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, the wife-and-husband team behind the Los Angeles-based AD100 design firm Atelier AM, are standard-bearers for these concepts of quality and connoisseurship. In an image-driven culture, where novelty and extravagance so often masquerade as virtues, the Misczynskis remain steadfast in their belief that true style can emerge only from substance.
Atelier AM has been the go-to designers for true connoisseurs since they opened their office in 2002. Taking on very few projects each year, each Atelier AM home is a complete masterwork–where design and art are fully integrated into the architecture and landscape for a rich and immersive experience.
Eight new homes are featured in this new volume, and each features Atelier AM’s signature reverence for patina mixed with the new: reclaimed wood beams and well-loved vintage modern furniture pieces mingles comfortably with century-old artifacts and antiques. The projects in this volume show a deep understanding of design history–from Spanish Colonial and English Classicism to contemporary. The mix of modern and ancient acknowledges and celebrates both the past and the future of design. With insightful texts by Mayer Rus, HOUSES: Atelier AM is as rich and satisfying as an Atelier AM home itself.