Displaying posts from February, 2020

An industrial art studio in Berlin

Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

Inside an old Berlin factory interior architect and artist Ewelina Makosa and designer Jan Garncarek have  created a light filled art studio. “Life moves at a much slower pace here, compared to the city center of Berlin. The lack of trendy cafes and restaurants provides ideal conditions for genuine contemplation and focus. In addition, the local lake is a great summer destination.” The building had remained unnoticed until an Irish carpenter leased and renovated the property, sectioning the available space into several artistic workshops. The duo managed to save the original walls and flooring from being “renovated”. The interior, designed by Ewelina, celebrates the vertical space, over 5 meters tall.

The Tatra sofa was mass produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s but many of the pieces were designed by Jan himself. The glass top desk and a brass and marble coffee table are prototypes but others such as the two Hasta lamps (imitating fencing foils belonging to Jan’s grandfather),  U2  lamps and  Metropoli  Argand lamps suspended over the table are already in production and can be found at Jan Garncarek Design. “The place is like a haven to us. It lets us quieten down and focus, simultaneously providing an inexhaustible source of inspiration” says Ewelina. The light that streams through the loft windows makes the space perfect for creating the artist’s large scale works exploring memory and the remnants of the past … just like the studio itself.

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Last photo by Aleksandra Laska

Hospitality spaces by Nicemakers

Posted on Sun, 9 Feb 2020 by KiM

Amsterdam interior design firm Nicemakers blew me away last week with their residential spaces but it doesn’t stop there. Their hotels, cafés, salad bars, restaurants and private dining spaces are equally as gorgeous and have some really inspirational design elements as well. Here is a taste.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 8 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. I somehow think, however, that if I worked here my boss would be dragging me out at the end of the day. I would never want to leave. The COUTUME{STUDIO} showroom by who else but COUTUME{STUDIO}.

 

A designer’s home in Austin, Texas

Posted on Fri, 7 Feb 2020 by KiM

The Austin, Texas home of designer Consuelo Pierrepont Spitler of Sway Studio is so beautifully curated and filled with a motley of antique pieces that are unique and quite obviously treasured. It’s a mish-mash I can 100% get behind.

Some photos by Mia Baxter for Domino

Nicemakers

Posted on Fri, 7 Feb 2020 by KiM

Amsterdam interior designers Joyce Urbanus and Dax Roll, partners in life and design, are known as ‘Nicemakers’. And nice does not begin to describe their spaces. Functional and liveable, but high on style and thoughtfully curated. I featured a kitchen below a few years ago but the photos were too small to do it justice so another peak was in order. It’s a stunner.