Way above the Shanghai skyline, the Chromatic Spaces show apartment is a perfect matching of colors and textures to create a vibrant energy, in a space that’s also smooth and calming.
German design team Ippolito Fleitz Group developed the 2,691-square-foot (250m²) apartment’s look for residential tower CEG Schwarzwald. The partnership venture sought to “provide an answer to urban society’s increasing demands on a healthy, calm and relaxing lifestyle. Surrounded by 20,000 trees, multiple high-rise buildings with premium apartments offer a quality environment for a modern family life in the heart of the megapolis.”
The interior design for the show apartment offers a relaxing and welcoming vibe, with some striking color pairings that are big on style. It’s a place you’ll love to look at and maybe even think about moving into!
From the entrance straight into the open plan living room, you already feel the senses tingling! Smooth edges and clear geometries balance the room, and the calm bold shapes in the apartment feel relaxing against the frenetic skyline background.
At the centre of the apartment is the kitchen, considered the “apartment’s centre of communication” with transparent doors to keep smells and noises contained within the kitchen, while still allowing for visual interaction.
Slats create a sense of privacy. They’re designed to be reminiscent of traditional Chinese folding-screens, and create a striking balance against the cupboards.
There are soft textures, such as these large sofas and layered carpets, that offer plump warmth and calm. They’re paired against the sharp squares of the coffee table and windows. The versatile mix of materials balance purpose and play. Then we get to the striking colors! A deep blue wall provides high contrast.
We really like the color pairings in the bedroom. In the master bedroom these deep blues pair with yellows and browns, the curves once again balance against the linear wall details, and there’s harmony between the hard and soft elements making it a cozy place for bedtime.
The master bathroom is striking with its lavender hued wall tiles, brought to life with the warmth of the different lighting.
“Arranged along the façade, the bathrooms offer a fantastic view of the city, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glazing. Metallic mosaic tiles reflect the colours of the skyline and make it come alive in the interior. The bedroom’s spacious balconies guarantee a smooth transition to the exterior and provide residents with a private view of Shanghai.”
Deep blues are paired with various ochre hues, from a mustard yellow through to a clementine-orange and taupe bedding.
In another bedroom, the gentle pink glow matches beautifully with the gold walls. It’s strong and striking, which is perfect because a solid headboard is important for good feng shui in the bedroom.
The unique feel of the Chromatic Spaces show apartment is an eye-opening look at how color play, geometric balance and blending textures offer harmony in our homes.
If you’re interested in seeing other projects by Ippolito Fleitz Group, check out this colorful and eclectic home designed for Ippolito himself, and see how a 1905 building has been given a contemporary facelift to be bursting with life and energy.