001. A FIREPLACE WALL PANELLED IN HAND MADE MIRROR 002. RECLAIMED BOISERIE 003. OPEN OFFICE SCHEMATIC 004. SECTION THROUGH A ENGADINE FARM HOUSE
Setting the stage for our everyday life, the interior is always just a fragment of a larger entity. Although it forms part of the larger context of the architecture and the environment it is situated in, it also stands in stark contrast to them. The inverse relationship between architecture, human needs, and desires, its equipment we need for our life, such as furniture, art, and decoration, stands at the center of our practice work. Organizing, orchestrating, re-thinking. Performing our choreography within a given space. We embrace the ambiguous cross overs of the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and furniture design. Both craftmanship and theory form part of our design process. Incompletion, pluralism, and contradiction are essential ingredients of our work.
MIRROR PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, BERLIN, COMPLETED 2010, READ MORE ON DEZEEN
A radical concept for a residential penthouse in Berlin. The beating heart of this project was the conceptual ambition of creating an inserted, mirrored object, which developed into a new surface logic. A gliding, gentle continuity brings you from space to space, traveling by way of the chosen material. An encounter with Loosian sensuality and the mirror’s long history of associations with myth and magic. A notion of the unnatural and the sinful, of the mirror as feeding and distorting identities. Photography by Gerrit Engel
The interior for Lunettes Selection gives center stage to craftmanship and vintage design through a limited palette and daring details. The pastel green pharmacy cabinet is the architectural heart of the store, covering the entire back wall that leads down into the level below. 375 drawers have been assembled from reclaimed 1960s tool drawers, citing Bleibtreustraße’s century-long history of craftsmanship. At once hyper-modern and celebrating the lasting value of classic furniture pieces, the store is the ideal new home for an independent label that specializes in vintage as well as contemporary eyewear from its own collection. Photography by Jacques Nguyen