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Sky Penthouse | Five Franklin Place

Five Franklin Place, the first major American building by acclaimed Dutch architect  Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, is a celebration of the art of building, the translation  of a daring international vision into a perfect local expression, and proof that the practical and the sublime, the historic and the new, can exist in ideal balance  all in a simply extraordinary place to live.

The triplex penthouses of Five Franklin Place are graced with perfectly proportioned living rooms, floating stairways, and a silent glass cab elevator. These penthouses embody the kind of dramatic but embracing atmosphere one usually associates with the sets of memorable films that paint a fantasy picture of life in New York City. Here, the fantasy takes full form.

Every detail of these residences has been meticulously designed by UNStudio and installed with the expert involvement of B&B Italia.

The panoramic views from the penthouses master bathrooms are unsurpassable and, as throughout the residences, create an environment in which one is truly immersed in the surrounding cityscape.




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AVIATOR CHAIR

How cool would it be to have this in your living room? This awesome chair was inspired by fighter planes, from its aluminum-wrapped curves to its padded leather seat and back. Drawing inspiration from World War II bomber planes, this chairs aerodynamic curves are hugged in riveted aluminum, while the seat and back are swathed in ribbed leather with the busted-down softness of a vintage bomber jacket....
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BEAR CLAW LEAF SCOOPS

A fun product for the kids but also for a super efficient way to clean up fall leaves, grass clippings and other lawn debris. Gathering leaves is time-consuming and messy, just slip the super-sized plastic bear claw scoops over your hands and and use just as you would your hands....
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POLAR BEAR DRAIN STOPPER

Created by designer Chaiyut Plypetch, the Polar bear drain stopper is one of those clever inventions with a message. With global warming changing the climate patterns, wildlife such as the polar bear is struggling to keep alive. Enjoy your warm bath and let the Polar bear peacefully float arround and remind you to take action to help him....
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