当被要求设计某人的住宅时，建筑师和室内设计师必须平衡客户的需求和愿望与他们自己的设计敏感性，但有时考虑客户的个性和生活方式也很重要。最近，伦敦STUDIOLAV的创始人、设计师Loukas Angelou和Vasso Asfi对曼哈顿的这套阁楼进行了翻修，并体现了业主多元化的背景、外向的性格和充满活力的个性。
When called upon to design somebody’s home, architects and interior designers have to balance their client’s requirements and wishes with their own design sensibility but sometimes it’s also important to take into consideration the client’s personality and lifestyle.Such is the case for this extraordinary Manhattan loft which was recently renovated by designers Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, founders of London-based STUDIOLAV, as a reflection of the owners’ diverse background, extrovert nature and vibrant personalities.
Located in New York’s SoHo, the loft as expected features a large open plan space which the designers took full advantage of to create a spacious living and dining area where the owners can, as they requested, entertain 10 to 15 guests for dinner or cocktails. Organized around a central seating area, with several satellite breakout areas on the periphery, including a small working station and a study corner, the layout encourages guests to socialize in intimate clusters as well as effortlessly mingle. Rendered in white tones, the open-plan kitchen provides plenty of storage and seating without distracting from the main social hub, while the adjacent dining area discretely asserts its presence.
Anchored by an impish collection of contemporary art that reflects the owners’ eclectic taste, the interior design of the living and dining area is based on a whimsical interplay of colours, textures and shapes. Exposed brickwork, unvarnished timber beams and hardwood flooring imbue the space with an urban grittiness which is whimsically contrasted by an eclectically curated collection of minimalist furniture of stylised elegance and curvaceous geometry. Complemented by a series of unique carpets and light fittings that blur the lines between artworks and furnishings, and serenaded by a subtle colour palette of soft pastel hues peppered with splashes of vibrant blues and reds, the diverse decorative elements that the designers astutely brought together harmoniously coalesce into a sophisticated ensemble.