Hammersby's Uriel Kusiatin Pursues a Vintage-Modern Life on the Main Line
Both at home in Ardmore and at work in Bryn Mawr, the Denmark native finds inspiration in mid-century modern design.
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One of Uriel Kusiatin’s first sales was to Ivanka Trump’s interior designer, Kelly Behun. It was a real confidence booster for the Ardmore resident, who’d just left the corporate world behind to open Hammersby, his new Bryn Mawr showroom filled with vintage, mid-century modern furniture and home décor. “She was very impressed with our inventory and purchased a pair of rare chairs she couldn’t find elsewhere,” says Kusiatin. “I love sourcing new furniture, bidding at auction houses for rare pieces, and being able to offer them here on the Main Line.”
Decorating style: Clean lines, functional style. “I tend to fall into a minimalist category. I think design should enhance the beauty of each piece. An engineer by training, I also enjoy the problem-solving aspects of design as much as the aesthetics.”
Favorite room in his house: The living room. “I’ve finally gotten it right in terms of furniture and placement, pleasing art, and matching wall color.”