Collection by Diana Budds

A Streamlined Town House Makes Way for a Modern Furniture Collection


When renovating a middling 1970s town house in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, designer Chris Nguyen added a modern edge by subtracting existing elements to optimize flow and functionality.

Nguyen took the spaces down to the studs, excised closets, and tore down walls.
"Borrowing from Dieter Rams’s mantra of ‘as little design as possible,’ my own philosophy could be informally described...
“I just removed things until I knew an Eames Compact sofa would look right at home," says Nguyen.
Other modern classics furnishing Nguyen’s space include a Bertoia Bird chair, Franco Albini ottoman, and Tolix bar...

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