ART & DESIGN

Photos: Anda Andrei, Ian Schrager’s Design Guru, Is Making Her Own Mark

Anda Andrei has a slew of new hotel projects–and a chic New York City apartment. Take a tour here.


Profile in Style: Anda Andrei
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Anda Andrei, wearing a Rick Owens dress, in a suite at 11 Howard, the hotel she designed for Aby Rosen.

Andrei wears Stella Mccartney earrings.

Hair by Shin Arima for Sachajuan at Frank Reps; Makeup by Junko Kioka at Joe Management; fashion assistant: Dylan Hawkinson.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

The kitchen in Andrei’s New York apartment features a custom light fixture by the artist Angela Ardisson, a present from Andrei’s boyfriend, Billy Ghitis; photographs by Leonora Hamill (at right); and a Dutch painting from the 1900s.

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This armchair by Flávio de Carvalho is one of Andrei’s favorite designs.

Courtesy of Archiexpo.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

A papier-mâché rhinoceros hangs above the bathroom door.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

The sitting room.

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Andrei, in Romania, 1965.

Courtesy of Anda Andrei.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

A variety of artwork in her home, including a portrait of her mother (bottom, left).

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The well-traveled hotel designer likes to vacation in Tulum, Mexico.

Courtesy of Anda Andrei.

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Courtesy of Anda Andrei.

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Another favorite spot is her best friend’s house in Normandy, France.

Courtesy of Anda Andrei.

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Andrei’s own country house, in Connecticut, sits on a lake.

Courtesy of Anda Andrei.

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Andrei, with Aby Rosen, 2016.

Neil Rasmus/BFA/REX/Shutterstock.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

Banquettes in the Blond, the club at 11 Howard, with a series of sculptures by Charming Baker, on loan from Rosen.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

Andrei, wearing a Rick Owens jacket and pants from The Row, in the 11 Howard lobby in front of a blackened-steel screen by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, of Space Copenhagen.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

A model from Oliver Gustav Studio is an example of how many designers would love their staircases to be constructed, “without any support,” Andrei says.

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Photographer: Matthew Kristall Stylist: Sophie Pera

The staircase for the hotel was designed in collaboration with Space Copenhagen and inspired by fire stairs.

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A bunk room at the Asbury.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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Renderings of the Asbury’s exterior.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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Asbury’s sitting area.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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Asbury’s pool.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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Asbury’s bar. Courtesy of Andrei.

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Andrei worked on the Gramercy Park Hotel, in New York, with Julian Schnabel.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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The Delano, in South Beach was a collaboration with Philippe Starck.

Courtesy of Andrei.

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The original Royalton, in New York was a collaboration with Philippe Starck.

Courtesy of Andrei.