I’ll say it. The man is a pain in the ass but he sure has a great sense of style. If there is one artist who’s as much entrepreneur and designer as he is singer and songwriter it has got to be Kanye West. Take one look at his 4,200-square-foot, three-level Los Angeles house and you’ll have to agree that Kanye’s taste – contemporary glam with a pop twist – is not only original but fresh and inspiring.
The front door of aluminum-framed sandblasted glass is preceded by Jo Ann Patterson’s hand-coiled ceramics.
Warhol’s signature on a silk screen in the entry.
In rapper Kanye West’s Los Angeles kitchen, Desiderata Design installed Ivan Lolli and Mario Memmoli’s crystal chandelier above Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup silk screens and an 1870’s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk.
Burton Morris’s acrylic on canvas Big Boy is in the kitchen.
The kitchen’s lacquered cabinet, backlit by miniature xenon lamps, faces Norbert Wangen’s bar-island in stainless steel, paired with walnut stools.
The master bedroom’s Citterio bed, Ingo Maurer lamp, and silk rug.
Travertine on the floor, walls, and tub surround.
Morris’s Jetsons acrylics hang in the game room, outfitted with Citterio’s sofa, Eero Koivisto’s chair, and travertine flooring.
In the living room, Antonio Citterio’s cocktail table and Rodolfo Dordoni’s sectional, chairs, and rug meet fragments of an Italian 18th-century marble mantelpiece.
In the office, a Charles and Ray Eames chair with custom-colored leather pulls up to a 1970’s acrylic desk by Maurice Calka. The pillows are by Murakami.
Note: This house may have been sold – these pictures are from an Interior Design website back in 8/07.
Photography by Art Gray