Chelsea, New York, USA

Home is where art is

For over a decade, the financial adviser Ilan Cohen has been assembling an intensely personal collection of work by artists from marginalized communities, particularly focusing on queer figuration and abstract art created by women. He dives deep into their practices, inviting them to salon-style gatherings for a meal and a conversation in his art-packed Chelsea home.

Meet the owner

After visiting the Vipp Studio NYC in Tribeca, Cohen opted for a Vipp kitchen in a warm grey coating. A custom-made dining table, where he reads, works, and entertains with visiting artists and friends anchors the open space as the spiritual heart of the residence.

Office setting

The architectural lines of a former wool factory shape Cohen’s living room. A Vipp Loft sofa and bamboo rug add a soft tactility to the modern loft. In open connection with the living room, an office corner in wooden tones is highlighted with an art photo by Wolfgang Tillman.