The two level shiny minimalist penthouse impresses through the uniqueness of its design and the attention to detail that was given in the construction process.
The architectural office LecaroliMited is known for its flamboyant, contemporary interior designs, founded in 2005 by Oskar Kohnen and Fabian Freytag. Their project occupies a surface of 400 sqm and is divided in two, radically different areas: the living area characterized by an open plan interior, lots of light and mirrors and the second floor, where we can find the sleeping area which is very private, with powerful contrasts.
The main idea behind the shiny modern design of the first floor was to incorporate all the functions present into one piece of design, uniting everything needed for entertaining in boxed structures, covered with large mirrors. The entire room is flooded with light and reflections. However, the sensation is different for each person visiting the room because of the irregularity of the mirrored surfaces; divided into individual pieces, they generate a distorted image that is ever changing and surprising. The image of the apartment is ever changing and the perception of this interior space is a vibrant one, full of rhythm and dynamics. The non-uniform mirror pieces were all constructed on site, made out of bespoke custom painted glass. They were however each split by hand, giving this contemporary styled home its one of a kind character.
These ideas extended to the furniture pieces as well; all were custom made and designed to accommodate the rest of the project so that together they will look like and be part of the same concept. The dining table for example can be split in several different parts which can be used together as a 6 meter table or individually, depending on the client’s needs; it’s very practical, it doesn’t occupy much space when not necessary like most dining tables do and establishes no hierarchy.
Photo courtesy to Gerrit Engel