After a full year of anticipation, season 2 of Aziz Ansari's Netflix show Master of None premiered earlier this month. And true to form, the 10-episode run sent the internet into pure Master of None pandemonium (for the second time, no less). Unsurprisingly, our attention turned directly to main character Dev Shah's Lower East Side apartment—an eclectic fifth-floor walk up peppered with worldly knickknacks and midcentury pieces.
"Aziz and his character Dev have amazing taste and design sensibilities," said production designer Amy Williams in a recent interview with Apartment Therapy. "The goal was to reflect this variety within his eclectic living space." Williams, Ansari, and set decorator Jasmine Ballou scooped many of the pieces from local vintage furniture stores like Winter Check and Repop in Brooklyn and Furnish Green in Manhattan.
"Much of the lighting comes from a vintage lighting store that was located just a block from our stage, calledLudite. The plants all came from the plant district on W 28th Street in Manhattan," continues Williams. Craiglist, eBay, Etsy, Bed Bath & Beyond, West Elm, and CB2 were also a part of their design repertoire.
The end result is cultured, optimistic, and aspirational; much like Ansari's character Dev. "Everything in his space is carefully selected and collected," adds Williams. "[Dev] is, after all, a man of many interests (or, if you will, a Master of None)."
Step inside Dev Shah's carefully curated apartment on Master of None below.
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