Many styles combined in a small space – an apartment in Hamburg surpasses itself
Down-to-earth, stylish and comfortable – in this apartment one can reflect on the essentials: with its central location, the charm of the old historical building and the clear-cut layout it offers a cosy home.
Design: Ulrich Weinkath
Occupant: A customer, who does not wish to be named
Where: A flat in an old apartment building
Concept: Modern/ Bauhaus/ Old meets new
The kitchen, a simple multiplex solution in the shade Oskura
Depicted here are the wooden blinds made from solid walnut (Ann Idstein). They frame the picturesque scenery of the old branches and create an atmospheric lighting in the room.
The small square-shaped dining table was designed specially by Weinkath also from solid walnut. It offers space for up to four people when moved away from the wall and visually represents the link between the wooden floorboards and the warm red tone of the walls.
The designer complemented the room with three genuine collector’s items found during a true stroke of luck: three chairs, originally “Ants” by Arne Jacobsen created in 1952. These three-legged design classics possess the serial numbers 001, 002 and 003. “Altogether I discovered six of these chairs in an old church, which should have been disposed of during renovation works.”
The nostalgic tiles embellishing the walls of the dining area were created in an even older year of construction. Weinkath states: “They come from the period of time in which the house was built.” To set the scene atmospherically Weinkath placed two wall-mounted luminaires and a crayon drawing above the historical wall coverings. This work of art was created by Anna Moje, who is an artist living on Mallorca.
The kitchen is a simple multiplex solution in the shade oscura, which Weinkath had produced especially for the small space. He also had it covered with white countertops produced from Diafos.