Лучшая работа Loft design for a bachelor

january 2015

Natural lighting helped plants and factories to save energy. Large windows without any curtains are a nod to the style tradition. There is no place for fancy décor items in a loft-style apartment: every detail must be functional.

Shaggy carpet and leather furniture soften the strict geometry of the loft-style shapes

Rustic metal stairs are very typical for loft-style spaces, but we decided to depart from the style standards and offered a console staircase with built-in lighting. It looks like independent separated stairs attached to the wall. The staircase is fairly durable due to the metal frame, recessed in the wall.

The loft style was born in the 40s in the industrial areas of New York. Escalating real estate prices forced companies to transfer their manufacturing facilities to the city’s outskirts. However, the buildings did not remain empty for long.

High ceilings, abundant lighting, and relatively low rent prices attracted artists and gallery owners who brought new life to these abandoned spaces.

The chaotically placed lighting fixtures cross the room and echo the staircase style. Wardrobe systems are usually hidden from sight, but in this loft-style apartment, they are used as case furniture.

The wardrobe system separates the musical area from the sitting area

We’ve created a lounging area with a chaise-longue and coffee table near the windows. Here the homeowner can enjoy the sunlight during the daytime as well as admire the city lights and take a peek at the windows of his neighbors after dark.

For the kitchen interior design, we used stainless steel surfaces, which are popular in professional kitchens due to their durability and easy maintenance.

The musical area features a small stage and comfortable guitar player’s chairs.

Brick walls — another nod to the loft traditions

Cases, chests of drawers and bulky wardrobes don’t fit into the minimalistic character of the loft style. We offer to make clothes play a part in the interior décor and place an open stand for clothing. Cordivari radiators on the walls offer a wonderful décor solution.

The Cordivari Company was founded in 1972 in Giulianova, Italy. It started off by producing containers and storage tanks and today it produces sophisticated designer radiators.

Metal doors, rustic walls and Bauhaus-style chairs make a dramatic style statement that catches your eye as soon as you enter the room.

Thanks to the open floor space, the apartment reminds people of industrial premises or an art studio.

Project was developed by:
  • Architect, interior designer — Marina Topal
  • Modeller — Artem Grozov
  • Technical designer — Irina Studzinskaya
See also «Interior design»