EPOXY FLOOR COVERING
In retrospect, it's hard to believe we ever managed to get out daughter into Beginnings pre-school in New York City. We were so naïve. We didn't realize people actually got their applications in while their children were still in the womb. We found out gay parenting had its advantages back in the late-nineties. Now you have to go that extra mile to get pushed to the front of the list. It's best if you're not only gay but bi-racial and wheelchair bound as well. This was a school filled with the progeny of movie stars and the uber-rich. Parent potlucks ended up in some of New York's toniest addresses. It was on one of these potlucks that I saw my first amazing use of leather as a flooring material. The parents of Emmy's classmate had a four thousand square foot apartment cut out from three floors in an East 21st building next to Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. When you got off the elevator there was amazing art everywhere. Mapplethorpe photographs hung in the suspended office overlooking the living and dining area where de Koonings and Pollacks hung on the walls. The living, dining and kitchen area were a huge open space with two-story walls. The dining area seated twelve and was defined by its floor, a grid of chestnut leather squares with a smattering of maple leaves randomly embossed throughout. A thin metal line lassoed the leather separating it from the hardwood floor of the rest of the room. I wish I had a picture.
RECLAIMED WOOD FLOORS
LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING...ARE THEY?
David Lachapelle, photographer
Represented by Creative Exchange Agnecy - New York