Robert Stilin.
Photo: Richard Phibbs

Robert Stilin Designs a Room with a Richard Prince Work as Its Centerpiece

The avid collector takes a curatorial approach to a family-friendly yet utterly refined media room

Known for conjuring elegantly handsome interiors that are not too precious with just the right amount of patina and a real sense of coziness, Robert Stilin believes in hanging significant art without ever making it too important in the space. For instance, he imagines a Richard Prince canvas animating a family media room, where it can be appreciated and admired. “If you can own art at that level,” he explains, “you should embrace it and live with it. It shouldn’t be a showpiece.” 

“I love the colors and the mood of this ‘Nurse’ painting by Richard Prince,” he continues.“It’s sort of mysterious but also chic and slightly funny all at the same time.”

Richard Prince, Park Avenue Nurse, (2002). Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

Park Avenue Nurse (2002) by Richard Prince.

Club armchair by Jacques Adnet. Photo: Courtesy of Magen H Gallery

Club armchair by Jacques Adnet; magenxxcentury.com.

Rare five-door cabinet by Charlotte Perriand. Photo: Courtesy of Phillips

Rare five-door cabinet by Charlotte Perriand; phillips.com.

Recommended: Natalia Miyar Designs an Otherworldly Dining Room Inspired by a Work by Hernan Bas

Sintra Floral Saffron fabric by Jasper Furniture & Fabrics. Photo: Courtesy of Jasper Furniture & Fabrics

Sintra Floral Saffron fabric by Jasper Furniture & Fabrics; michaelsmithinc.com.

Circular coffee table by Pia Manu. Photo: Courtesy of Magen H Gallery

Circular coffee table by Pia Manu; magenxxcentury.com.

Hypnos and Thanatos stool by Pucci de Rossi. Photo: Courtesy of Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris

Hypnos and Thanatos stool by Pucci de Rossi; galeriedowntown.com.

Coque armchair by Philippe Hiquily. Photo: Courtesy of Galerie Yves Gastou

Coque armchair by Philippe Hiquily; galerieyvesgastou.com.

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline “On Call.” Subscribe to the magazine.

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the best in art, design, and culture from Galerie

Thank You
Your first newsletter will arrive shortly.