Civilian's Bedford-Stuyvesant Townhouse, New York

Founded in 2018 by architects Nicko Elliott and Ksenia Kagner, Civilian is a building and interior design studio located in New York that works with cultural institutions, forward-thinking companies, and creative individuals to tell their stories through design.

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Civilian transformed the interiors of an 1890’s townhouse, updating its historic layout for modern-day living and incorporating a playful and eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary design.

The project draws from a diverse mix of references, from the rich material palette found in Milanese homes to the bold use of colour in the work of French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens.

The resulting space foregrounds Nicko and Ksenia’s creative circle of artists and makers while maintaining a sense of comfort and ease that supports the daily rituals of their growing design practice and young family.

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