The eyecatcher in the open kitchen and living space is the sculptural island with an integrated dining table. We used a neutral palette throughout the apartment, with natural Oak details combined with a dramatically veined 'Arabescato' marble which was handpicked together with the client.
In the living room, a pair of lounge chairs by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues adds warmth with its frame in tropical 'Imbuia' wood. Minimal sliding windows open up the room to the balcony and the beautiful panoramic view over the city.
The different materials blend together in the open kitchen: Arabescato marble, white Oak, laquered cabinetry and black stained Oak in the library wall at the back, creating a contrasting backdrop. The ovens are discreetly hidden behind pocket doors. At the back of the kitchen island, we created a few large drawers with marble fronts, made to visually appear into the sculptural 'block' of Arabescato marble. The light Oak dining table continues into the island, with a smal marble shadow gap above and below. The veins in the stone continue across the different drawer fronts and onto the countertop of the island.
Black details return throughout the apartment, like the library and the dining chairs, providing a subtle punch.
The library in black stained Oak forms a part of a wood-clad volume housing closed storage and wrapping around the corner into the master bathroom. It creates a warm, powerful element at the heart of the project, with very light rooms organised around it.
The shelves have integrated lighting providing a neutral backdrop for a colourful collection of art books and ceramics.
In the master bathroom, we used the same 'Arabescato' marble for the floors and continued it all the way up as a backsplash behind the geometric bathtub. A wall to wall mirror above the vanity creates a sharp optical effect, enlarging the room. The black, minimalist taps add a contrasting touch.
For the master bedroom, we created a custom headboard in Belgian linen, with bronze reading lights and integrated nightstands. The 'Mucki' bench by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues is a timeless piece, adding warmth to the room.