The home is a result of the synergy of Wang and his longtime friend along with the collaborator interior designer Ryan Korban. “It’s a real love/hate relationship, but I wouldn’t have it any other way—it’s like working with family,” admits Wang, who has partnered with Korban on his last two residences as well as his corporate office, showroom, and retail stores.
“When I come home, it’s important that I love everything that’s here, but I also need pieces that I can actually sit down on. “
In stark contrast to the open floor plans Wang had lived in, the new space has three sets of nine-foot double doors that open from the gallery into separate quarters: the master-bedroom suite (with expansive dressing room and closet), a guest room and a home office (for which Korban designed a massive shagreen desk), and the sun-drenched living and dining area. “I had a very clear vision going into this,” states Korban, who enlisted architect Lauren Crahan at Brooklyn-based firm Freecell to help define the space. “I wanted it to be very edited and precise and to establish what young modernity would look like. I tried to push Alex out of his comfort zone a bit but still keep that thing that he always has: the hard-ness, the dark tones, that aspect of his work that makes you stop and think and feel a little uncomfortable.”