The classical symmetry of a staircase running up from the centre to the left and to the right is re-interpreted in this otherwise utterly modern, tiny loft apartment in Paris. White, suspended boxes housing the bedroom and bathroom are then positioned left and right. Beneath, the living space on one side, and the kitchen on the other. The staircase of folded metal creates a bold, geometric statement.
The palette of white walls, black metal and oak floor is punctuated by shots of bold colour and form. In the main salon are fabulous classic furniture pieces from the 60s and 70s – the marvelous, resin Taraxacum S2 suspension light takes centre stage, the Tre Pezzi armchair (in white Mongolian goat hair, no less), Pierre Paulin’s voluptuous Pumpkin sofa. Muuto chairs in this season’s palest pink and mint, a dark yellow wall. Oak pocket cupboard doors are simply decorated with diagonal strips of oak (a clever detail that – the diagonal used as a symbol in architectural drawing to indicate whether the door is left or right opening). The full-height doors open to reveal the kitchen units, finished in matt black.
Un Espace en Suspension, Paris, via AD Magazine
Photographs: Vincent Leroux
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