(1) Kacper Dolatowski’s plaster torchiere lamp, $5,500. (2) Billy Cotton’s parchment console, $18,800. (3) Matthias Merkel Hess’s glazed ceramic “White Bucket, Small,” $600. (4) Jed Ochmanek’s concrete artwork, $2,100. (5) Maren Kloppmann’s black-and-white porcelain vessel, $4,200. (6) Robert Stilin’s brass sconce, $3,000. (7) Cotton’s Elements table, $38,800, and (8) Cotton’s Antwerp cabinet, $28,000, exclusively through Ferrer.
After achieving success on the West Coast as one half of the furniture design duo Meier/Ferrer, Charlie Ferrer has branched out on his own and opened a meticulously curated Manhattan showroom that also doubles as his one-bedroom apartment. The 32-year-old has pooled pieces by a number of behind-the-scenes talents, like the sought-after industrial designer Billy Cotton and the lighting expert Kacper Dolatowski, both of whose work had only been available to decorators seeking custom commissions. The handmade designs Ferrer displays, in a range of materials from brass to oak to plaster, feel classic yet current. “I don’t like to call it a showroom, which feels static,” Ferrer says. “It’s really more of a studio, an active place where artists refine, resolve and share their ideas.”