We had the most unique design brief from our client, an entrepreneur in the biotherapeutics business: that his apartment interiors should not look like a house out of a magazine. The challenge was to create an interior architecture that was thoroughly livable, comfortable and functional while accommodating the numerous pieces of art objects and paintings collected over the years. This included many paintings created by the client, himself a prolific painter and now living between two continents.
The residence, located within a luxury apartment complex was originally a four-bedroom unit, which was recast into a three-bedroom space. The original guest bedroom was converted into a library connected to the living room. This allowed for a large open-plan space which was divided into the library, informal living and formal living zones. Furniture elements to display artefacts divide the different zones while still allowing long uninterrupted lines of sight through the entire room.