Nina Yashar wears Prada coat, $15,840, prada.com.
Nina Yashar wears Prada coat, $15,840, prada.com.
Photographer: Jeremy Liebman

Whether she is furnishing a room or merely entering one, there is something wonderfully theatrical about Nina Yashar, and Lindsey Adelman mix with abandon. (The Jean Royère sofa shown behind Yashar, is from 1957; the Archimede Seguso table is from the ’40s; and the painting is a recent work by Tony Wetfloor.) It was Yashar who famously enabled Gamper to carve up an entire suite of Ponti hotel furniture in 2007 and give it a “new destiny” as reconfigured tables, bureaus, and chairs. She has also collaborated with the art dealer Daniele Balice on a series of “fictional living spaces” in Paris and Beirut, affectionately called Spot and Squat. “I like to show objects and furniture in a series of rooms because I love to let the viewers dream, thinking that any room could be a part of their home,” she explains. “I like people considering objects related to their real life.” Coming from Yashar, “real” is, of course, a relative term. To inaugurate her new warehouse space during the Milan Furniture Fair in April, she presented a succession of artfully curated tableaux. The “house” that inspired them? La Scala.

Hair by Simone Prusso for TIGI at Atomo Management; Makeup by Cosetta Giorgetti at WM Management. Fashion Assistant: Camilla Sossi.