Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Our clients, a young couple, had just moved into a small two room apartment in a beautiful pre-WWII-building in one of the most wanted neighbourhoods of Wiesbaden. They both like the clean aesthetics of Scandinavian interior design and asked us to find a light and friendly, though individual style, for their new home.
First of all we had to take out the PVC coating in the entire apartment and free the original floor boards. The clients wanted the kitchen to be a light and clean space so we suggested to paint the floor boards in white. Instead of the old wallpaper we put on a new fine plastering. The backsplash behind the kitchen unit is made of Metro tiles in a charming craquelure look. Also the kitchen unit is an exclusively designed build cupboards made of antique windows that holds the large pottery collection of the owners. The spacious cupboard and enough storage space in the kitchen unit allowed us to go without wall units that would clutter the walls. Round holes in the drawers and doors substitute knobs and put an emphasis on the wooden material itself.
The hallways provides a lot of extra space that we used for a white floor-to-ceiling wardrobe. The light colour makes it almost disappear and even seems to prolong the hallway a bit. The protagonist of the hallway is a wooden bench made of an old stool and old boards. One of the two rooms should become an office but still be livable.
We solved the problem by building a loft bunk which serves as guest bed, cozy haven or extra storage. It provides little space with indirect illumination and a power outlet. Also the sideboards in front of the window along the walls may be used for plants or as exhibition space for art and books. The huge desk in the centre of the office provides enough work space for two.