What began as an earnest wish to surround himself with pieces emblematic of his practice prompted an organic evolution at Glenn Ban’s new East Hampton office. In addition to serving as HQ for his interior design and special projects, the space now represents a considered selection of American makers and vintage pieces, all shoppable by appointment. Here, Ban reveals his unique approach to curating Hamptons style.
Studio faves: Lawson-Fenning furniture, Stone and Sawyer, Danny Kaplan and Dumais Made lighting, photography by Barry Balczun, beautiful pottery by Ceramicah and Rosario Varela—and more.
Vintage hot spots: Beall and Bell and White House Farm—both on the North Fork—are my go-tos for great finds, as is Antiques Center Southampton.
Can’t resist: Stools! You can use them as an accent piece anywhere, or layer them on top of tables to build a display. They’re economical, an easy commitment and extremely versatile.
Collector’s mantra: Whatever you buy should be in its most authentic form. When things are manipulated, they lose their essence. For me, it’s less about where a piece came from, and more that the form and finish feel true.
On trend: Wallpaper is huge. I’m seeing fewer white walls these days— it’s all about florals and patterns, and layers of color and texture.
Hamptons timeless: Crisp beadboard and natural fibers. A seagrass rug is always classic.