"Feel The Spirit of Artists Past in Gallerist Suzanne Demisch’s East Village Home"
by Stephanie Sporn
The Demisch Danant co-founder’s airy abode brings a French connection to the downtown New York City neighborhood where legends like Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg once mingled
As an expert of French post-war design, Suzanne Demisch has played an instrumental role in developing today’s market for designers such as stainless-steel pioneer Maria Pergay and bold modernist Pierre Paulin. Both mid-century talents are represented by her New York gallery, Demisch Danant, which she co-founded in 2005 with Stephane Danant. Because the duo’s core business is promoting unsung French designers through illuminating exhibitions and publications, it may come as a surprise that Demisch’s first passion was actually Americana.
Various objects are displayed on the living room mantel, including works by Joan Mitchell, Sheila Hicks, Joseph Beuys, and Japanese ceramics. (Photo: William Jess Laird)
Suzanne Demisch’s living room as seen from the dining room. On the easel, textiles by Sheila Hicks and a painting by Mercedes Matter. (Photo: William Jess Laird)
Atop Maria Pergay’s Prototype Drape Cabinet in the living room, works by Sheila Hicks, Maria Pergay, François-Xavier Lalanne, Paul Oudet, and César. (Photo: William Jess Laird)
A Frank Lloyd Wright table and stool by Charlotte Perriand in the living room. On the wall left, a drawing by César. On the right, a work by Sheila Hicks. (Photo: William Jess Laird)
Suzanne Demisch’s second living room features Sheila Hicks’s Trouble Twill hanging above a Jonathan Muecke stool, a Jacques Dumond sofa, and a floor lamp by Etienne Fermigier. On the table by Joseph-André Motte, a wooden tray by Alexandre Noll, a box by Maria Pergay, and Espace Intérieur by Takis. (Photo: William Jess Laird)
Suzanne Demisch’s bedroom includes Pierre Paulin’s F675 Chair. (Photo: William Jess Laird)