Stepping into designer Maximilian Eicke's Bridgehampton, New York studio, the first thing one notices are the walls. Jade green, giltwood paneling set with built-in curio shelving wraps a generous seating area just inside the doorway. Designed by Sir Charles Carrick Allom of Buckingham Palace and Frick Mansion fame, it dates to 1938 and spent its former life in the dining room of the since-demolished Penguin Court, a Mellon Scaife manse in rural Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In 1966, the room paneling sold at auction via Sotheby’s predecessor Parke-Bernet Galleries to a Los Angeles dealer. In the 1970s, Eicke’s own antique dealer father purchased it from his storage unit.
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The designer’s new Hamptons studio is a living showroom of his experimentations in furniture and accessories, where global influences from Bali to Germany have led him to consider new forms.