Creating a restorative haven within this light filled apartment for a professional couple called for an eclectic assembly of furniture embodying a lifetime of collecting. Pairing classics with bespoke and contemporary design of considerable beauty and authenticity, the home is transformed. That the clients had an open and curious response to the design process, was an extraordinary bonus in terms of what they would trust the design to deliver.
The bespoke joinery elements were conceived to have no common thread. As such, each piece, while contemporary, was imagined as part of a collection from an expanse of time. The 1940s Cassina Tokyo Chaise Lounge is paired with a contemporary De La Espada Laurel side table and Atelier Areti Epic pendant, to lend a timelessness to the custom hand painted screen. Similarly the warmth of the Eames Lounge and Ottoman is matched with the warmth of timber in the custom marble window seat. Neither could be said to match, rather, there is a tonal harmony that is carried through rug, chairs, lounge and cabinetry that creates this sense of natural evolution. The result is a gutsy interior of sculptural form and an engaging tableaux. Moreover the apartment now for offers an abundance of opportunities to relax and recharge at home.
Photography by Tom Ferguson