From minimalism to French country chic and boho eclecticism, interior designers have seen and done it all, but have you ever wondered what their absolute favorite design style is? I have, and to get one step closer to satisfying my curiosity, I asked five designers to share with us their absolute favorite project to date. Was this cruel and akin to asking a mother to choose her favorite child? Maybe. But it’s resulted in some stunning interior eye candy for your viewing pleasure. Keep reading to find out more.
Room on the Roof
Who: Jeroen Dellensen & Jaspar Jansen, Founding Partners of i29 interior architects
What: An artist in residence project hosted by De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Concept: Designed as a space for artists to work, think and sleep, this 16 meter square space is made of a vertical installation of several functions stacked on top of each other.
“We love this project in particular because the intervention was kind of surreal; like entering an installation that brings together two worlds in one space; playing with scale and perception as in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. It almost became like a religious place; each level gives (literally) a new perspective and view to the outside world.”
The Wild Rabbit Inn
Who: Spencer Fung of Spencer Fung Architects
What: A renovated country inn located in the Cotswolds, UK
Concept: A cozy hideaway with exposed old oak beams and a modern rustic palette which invites touch and feel, and stimulates the imagination.
“I love the room because it feels like a contemporary country space that’s warm, welcoming and relaxed. My favorite thing is to sit next to the window on my oak and leather banquettes soaking up the morning light, watching the flames flicker in the Cotswold stone fireplace, which is double-sided and designed to be also enjoyed from the terrace outside.”
White Monkey Pizza Lab and Bar
Who: Peter Ippolito from the Ippolito Fleitz Group
What: A retro-cool pizza bar and restaurant in Leipzig, Germany
Concept: Tradition meets modern cool to create a surprising story with a tantalizing twist.
“This shows our approach to projects the best: we created a holistic experience that includes the interior design as well as the complete corporate design. The little white monkey that accompanies guests through the spaces as a recurring element helps a visit to the restaurant become memorable. There are many places. Some you remember.”
Who: Oshir Asaban
What: A contemporary hair salon by the sea in Tel Aviv, Israel
Concept: Industrial-cool with a design language of iron screens, exposed concrete and brass accents.
“I love this interior because of its attention to detail, the materials, the location, and atmosphere. A combination of materials in the natural finish, including black herringbone parquet for the flooring and an exposed concrete ceiling, creates a unique atmosphere.”
Who: Rowan Brown of Lai Cheong Brown
Where: A remote prefabricated modular home in French Island, Australia
Concept: An off-the-grid, self-sustaining courtyard house with panoramic views, suitable for the whole family.
“I’m eternally attached to this rugged yet minimal courtyard home we designed for a family. The way it hugs a central courtyard while providing sweeping views across the coast and out to sea is unexpectedly calming and a constant delight. The self-sustaining off-grid nature of the building also gives a reassuring sense of the possibilities of the future.”
Which one of these beautiful projects have you been captivated by the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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