The former model and stylist has turned her appreciation for Scandinavian and Japanese design into an aesthetic that places textiles, materiality, and function at its heart.
Magdalena Radałowicz-Zadrzyńska, the founder of the Warsaw-based ACV Studio , has developed a reputation for her classic, craft-focused approach to interiors. Since establishing her design studio in 2013, the former model and stylist has turned her appreciation for Scandinavian and Japanese design into an aesthetic that places textiles, materiality, and function at its heart.
When a couple with young children approached Radałowicz-Zadrzyńska for help designing their new family home, she knew it would need to serve their practical needs. Located in a modern apartment block set within a park, the open-plan space was divided into three bedrooms, an expansive kitchen and living area, and a small office space cordoned off with an elegant glass door.
Because of the property’s unusually leafy surroundings – which led to the project being informally named 'In the Trees’ – Radałowicz-Zadrzyńska focused on a light, earthy color palette that was further complimented by furnishings crafted from natural materials. “The interior needed to be close to nature around,” she explains of her decision to concentrate on wood, stone, wool, and linen throughout.
The client – a former resident of Sweden – already possessed a keen admiration for the simplicity of Scandinavian design. In the sun-dappled living room, Radałowicz-Zadrzyńska placed a set of Ole Wanscher's OW149 Colonial Chairs to serve as reading seats. Echoing the textures and colors around them, the chairs’ walnut frame and black leather seat added a sense of timelessness to the room.
The choice of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture:
"I love Scandinavian design because it feels like it’s crafted from the heart. The Colonial Chair has a very beautiful simple shape, you really see a stately appearance and elegance".
- Magdalena Radałowicz-Zadrzyńska
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