Smiling putti embedded in stucco, modern designer furniture and individual creations – an old building transformed into a grand masterpiece
When meeting the property owner his first words towards Weinkath were: „Feel free “. The designer was tasked with renovating and furnishing the 5,5-room apartment. The extravagant renovations were definitely worth it as they revealed a true architectural gem and a perfect home for the family of four was created.
Design: Ulrich Weinkath
Occupants: A family of four
Where: An apartment
With a reliable sense for stylish yet personal touches Weinkath was the perfect man for the job. The living room now conveys a relaxing atmosphere with its rounded details, soft colour tones and a few red and green accents. The sofa and the armchair are by Moooi, the coffee table is by Zanotta and the lighting is by Moooi, Tobias Grau and Flos. Artwork by Karl Bohrmann completes the room harmoniously and adds a personal touch to it.
A dining room as a connection between living room and study
The dining room is located directly behind the living room and can be entered through a wing door. It also functions as a connection between the large, bright living room and the dramatic, almost cave-like study.
The grey-green walls stand out well from the white stucco and seem to have a luminous radiance. Recurring round forms as well as pink and purple colour accents allow the apartment’s communicative centre to have a balanced, but lively feeling.
The Le Corbusier armchairs perfectly fit into the ensemble with their purple wool covers and the varnished black steel tubes. They are placed on both sides of the window and harmoniously complement the room’s colour concept. In the two comfortable reading corners the books are easy to reach through seemingly free-floating shelves made of white varnished aluminium.
Light blue furnishings against dark mud-coloured walls
A garment lift was integrated into the cupboard to allow one to reach every inch comfortably. Weinkath discovered the fitting leather laundry basket at a flea market.
A piece of art by Jackson Pollock graces the wall next to the wardrobe.
At the foot end of the bed a sideboard specially designed by Weinkath complements the room. The frame and the bed are made of solid Wenge wood.
Animalisitic wardrobe features
But the two children not only share the room and the closet – the blue
double bunk bed, a design by Weinkath, also serves as a cozy bed for the night. The small, white lacquered round game table, a tin barrel, is also Weinkath’s own design.
A round shoe cabinet with a diameter of 1,9 metres
t has a diameter of 1,90 metres and therefore has enough room to store 60 pairs of shoes, hats, scarves and shoe polish. „The idea for the shoe cabinet came to me while in a plane“, Weinkath states. He also had the exterior varnished in white eggshell and embellished with a Chinese letter: „Translated it means shoes.“
A colourful maritime kitchen
The colourful maritime kitchen is complemented through a few flashy red accents such as the dustbin and the bread box. Crayon artwork of eggs and tomatoes are positioned above the dustbin. The artist is Anna Moje, who draws pictures with tiny lines and takes around a year to finish such a piece of art. She lives on Mallorca and Weinkath found out about her work through pure coincidence.
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