The 20 Bond condo measures 2000 sq. ft (186 sq. metres) and is about inside a constructing that dates again to 1925. For the reason that 1980s, it hasn’t undergone any important renovations.
Brooklyn-based Dwelling Studios was requested to hold out the much-needed overhaul of the dated condo.
Its homeowners – a pair with younger children – had grown to be a fan of the studio’s aesthetic after frequenting two New York eating places it had designed, Elsa and Goat City.
That is, up to now, solely the second residential challenge that the studio has labored on, however founder Oliver Haslegrave says the inventive course of was very like growing a restaurant.
“Like our hospitality initiatives, we envisioned an up to date and fashionable area that defies the conformity of a typical residence,” Haslegrave instructed Dezeen.
“20 Bond is a direct reflection of our apply in that the top product is each expressive and finely detailed, and marries up to date and classic influences.”
Within the open-plan kitchen, a trio of ring-shaped pendant lamps made bespoke by Dwelling Studios dangle above a walnut eating desk. The nickel and brass spotlights that illuminate the central breakfast island have been additionally crafted by the studio.
Reverse the island is a collection of cabinets painted a blue-grey hue referred to as Pigeon by Farrow & Ball, accompanied by a customized extractor hood that is clad in gleaming copper.
Copper goes on to frame the condo’s rounded door frames and skirting boards. The metallic additionally frames the visitor lavatory’s inner window, which bows outwards to kind a curved wall.
Curves proceed all through the remainder of the lavatory, the place a mosaic of tan-coloured tiles sinuously winds across the bathe, tub and a seating nook which is inbuilt with a storage field for towels.
Haslegrave says that these options are supposed to act as a small homage to the shapely type of buildings created by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
“The freeform curves present in [Aalto’s] work characterize each a fluid motif and an enticing playfulness that we intention to include in all Dwelling Studios initiatives,” he defined.
“We included photos of Aalto’s Display screen 100 and the Maison Louis Carré – the residential constructing in Bazoches-Sur-Guyonne, France designed by him and his spouse, Elissa – in our preliminary challenge temper board.”
Extra bespoke and classic items will be present in the main bedroom, for which Dwelling Studios has made a walnut and travertine headboard.
A French flooring lamp from the 1940s stands within the nook of the room, beside a boucle-upholstered armchair by LA model Atelier de Troupe.
In the lounge, two vintage Danish chairs with woven leather-based seats have been contrastingly paired with a blocky facet desk by Sabine Marcelis, which is forged from candy-pink resin.
An oak and brass shelving unit made by Dwelling Studios dominates a peripheral wall.
“The ultimate product is a near-ideal extension of our course of and values – a tailor-made place that gives its residents one thing particular,” Haslegrave concluded.
Dwelling Studios was established by Haslegrave in 2009. Earlier initiatives by the studio embrace the revamp of Bibo Ergo Sum, an eclectic bar in West Hollywood which takes visible cues from the early 20th-century Viennese structure, French movie posters and the 1967 movie The Graduate.
Images is by Brian Ferry.
Structure, inside design, furnishings and lighting, styling: Dwelling Studios
Fabrication: Works Manufacturing, Shelton Studios, Zalla Studios, Anthony Hart, Anders Rydstedt
Building: Vertical Area