Robert's custom Hermes scarf vans rest easy on his custom Levi's couch. All about custom. Only Robert.
When you happen to be friends with the guy in charge at Vans and you love Hermes everything, chic things are bound to happen. All custom, one-of-a-kind Vans made directly from Hermes scarves. Sorry guys, Robert is the only guy who has 'em.
Hermes + Vans = Beyond StyledOn
Your couch is micro-suede? Verdi's is made of his old Levi's. A chic-er way to recycle, no?
Not only does the Luxe Lab look amazing, it runs like a dream. The space features top of the line tech devices making attending events there as easy as throwing them – and these Barcelona chairs from Knoll are a perennial favorite.
Verdi is also friends with Jonathan Adler and you'll find his work all over the space, including atop this bone-inlaid chest from India.
Another chic seat. This pieced fur pillow is as soft as it looks. The chair is an antique from Mexico, upholstered in black cotton chenill.
Interest sits everywhere in Verdi's Luxe Lab. There isn't anything the eye simply passes over. The photo on the far wall is by Andrew Moore, called "The Palace Theater."
Spiked, leopard, Christian Louboutins. #wishlisting
If there is one thing Robert Verdi is known for, it is his amazing collection of sunglasses, including these from Maison Martin Margiela.
Artfully stacked books, including The Book of Job from Rizzoli (top), offer page-after-page of inspiration.
A look at Verdi's hand-painted Yves Saint Laurent shoes.
The Marc Jacobs sunglasses (a gift from the designer) that Robert wore to the Met Gala one year. Art by 20x200.
Because every well dressed man should have a pair from Cartier...
These see-through loafers are custom-made Max Kibardin in collaboration with Ike Ude, and the cushion they're resting on is covered in Donghia mohair velvet. So luscious!
Do you see what we see? Scandalous! The footbed was custom-stitched by the artist Ike Ude.
We're every bit as obsessed with fashion books as Verdi and would love to get our hands on his library from Assouline.
Shades and shoes = our favorite kind of dessert. The patent, tassled loafers are by Christian Louboutin.
Never have we ever met a man with more sunglasses. Here, a pair of Verdi's striped Salvatore Ferragamo sunnies.
The vase on the left is Jonathan Adler's famous "Muse" vase, a gift to Verdi.
Robert's space opens out onto a beautiful, lush terrace. Sigh...
The Frakenbag. Created from several of Robert's designer bags (Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc.), his Frankenbag is truly a one-of-a-kind study and play in the world of luxury logos.
More books, including a tiny tome on manners.
A bibliophile's paradise.
A detail shot of one of the large-scale art works inside the Luxe Lab. This piece is by Mel Bochner, and is one of a dozen by the artist that Verdi owns.
This chandelier designed by Luciano Lorenzatti is adorned with all found objects. Ornaments aren't just for the Christmas tree anymore!
The man with the golden gun.
A view of the dining area...
Absolute monkey business.
These hand-beaded loafers by Trussardi are nothing short of exquisite.
Green or blue? Why not one of each! These colorful kicks are both by Paul Smith.
We love a man in top siders, especially when they're pink! This pair is also by the master of color, Paul Smith.
We seriously can't get enough of these Vans.
Robert's drink of choice: Perrier-Jouet, here perched on top of Robert's piano.
Those Marc Jacobs sunnies, once again for good measure.