The billowing shapes in the Upper West Side home of Lucy Waring were created with advanced computer software in the mid-1990s and made from materials like fiberglass, concrete and stainless steel
The apartment was not designed for Ms. Waring, an artist, but its materials — concrete, fiberglass, stainless steel — resonated with her work.
The apartment's pivoting walls, hidden cubbyholes, stainless steel toilets and orange fiberglass bathtub delighted her.
"It was cheerful," Ms. Waring said. "It was uplifting. I liked the fun of it." She bought the place for $1.6 million in 2006.
The apartment, which was featured in the Home section of The New York Times soon after its completion in 1997, was designed in a passionate collaboration between the architects, Sulan Kolatan and William Mac Donald, and the previous owners, Beatrix Ost, a sculptor, and Ludwig Kuttner, a textile executive.
Ms. Waring has learned that the apartment needs special care. "You have to have all the exact products: the wood floor freshener and the stainless steel cleaner and the concrete floor refresher and the fiberglass cleaner that makes it soft and shiny."
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