Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerge's apartment

USM has brought us some of the most inspiring interiors globally and architects Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerge's New York home is no exception. Although they currently practice architecture through their studio BoND, it was journalism that brought this Israeli duo together when they worked at the same newspaper in Tel Aviv, where Noam was an architecture correspondent and Daniel worked in the art department. After studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the couple went to work for the OMA studio, before founding their own studio in 2019.

The following year, Dvir and Rauchwerge moved into their apartment, located in a late 19th century building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. "When we bought the apartment it was empty. It had no personality, it was in very bad condition, we had to redo everything," says Daniel. And the result of this work could not have been better, combining traditional elements with a contemporary language. The spaces are light and welcoming, taking advantage of natural light and generous ceiling heights. Furniture also plays an important role in the apartment, complementing the architects' eclectic style.

"USM furniture fits well with our design aesthetic, which is fresh and contemporary, but also colorful and fun, it's the perfect marriage."

USM's pieces, which the duo has already included in several projects designed by their studio, play a prominent role in various environments in the house, in a mix of functionality, structure and color. “USM furniture fits well with our design aesthetic, which is fresh and contemporary but also colorful and fun, it’s the perfect marriage,” reveals Noam. In the living room and home office, USM's Haller system created a coffee table and a block of drawers, while in the bedroom and closet it created bedside tables and a piece of furniture for storing clothes and shoes. "We try to make each project and piece of furniture unique rather than limiting ourselves to just one style. Even within the same apartment, each USM piece is distinct and adapted to the context," concludes Noam.