Two penthouse apartments in The Murano Condominium were combined to create a live / work space for a pottery artist. The larger unit was reconfigured as expanded flexible living space while the smaller unit was made to suit a messy work space. The artist’s taste for Japanese minimalism guided the material palate toward white oak flooring, concealed lighting and selective tile accents. Joining the two apartments on the 43rd floor afforded unencumbered panoramic views while providing the work studio even northern light and the living space with dramatic western sunsets. A simple powder room became a composed arrangement of custom designed fixtures that speak more of line, proportion and negative space than simply washing hands. Retractable oak panels reveal storage and laundry areas while sliding walls in the kitchen expose curated colors beyond. The master suite was expanded allowing for a sumptuous master bath and adjoining terrace.