The project – a daunting task – was completed in five different construction phases. The goal was to refurbish six listed buildings for the city’s oldest wine merchant to create a fluid, contemporary working space. The use of natural materials, in particular oak, is very significant. Wooden panel and boiserie have been brought back to their original state, highlighted – here and there – by sage wall finishes while artificial lighting has been replaced with a mix of brass suspension lamps and LED lighting in a nod to energy efficient, sustainable planning.
Within these spaces, high-quality, long lasting furniture such as upholstered CH20 Elbow Chairs by Hans J. Wegner have been adopted.
Each detail is accentuated by the amount of light the original expansive windows let in. On the other hand, windows have also been fitted with soft fabric blinds to diffuse light on sunny days and reduce glare. Rooms were brought back to their original proportions to create collaborative, open-plan working spaces while fireplaces have been upgraded keeping their old marble mantels intact.
Mowat & Company:
“Bringing new life to old spaces is a complex juggling act. As the architect you need to be sensitive to history and ambitious about the future. You need to keep your eyes peeled and imagination alert for unexpected opportunities hidden away from view.”
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Na een volledige renovatie werd de Glogauer Strasse geboren - een oase van rust in de bruisende Berlijnse wijk Kreuzberg, die een gevoel van eenheid creëert met hoge plafonds, gepolijste betonnen vloeren en zacht gekleurde, met stucwerk beklede muren.
In the trees
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.
In Villa Svartgarn vertaalde de milieuvriendelijke en duurzame aanpak van Martin Lydén zich in een huis dat volledig uit natuurlijke materialen is opgetrokken en dat kan worden gerepareerd en onderhouden.
Always taking their point of departure in the history of the building as well as the surrounding landscape, Framework Studio created a contemporary family home true to tradition.
Perched on top of a World War II air raid shelter turned art gallery in Berlin, the attic, home to Karen and Christian Boros, is filled with natural materials standing in stark contrast to the bunker’s concrete walls.
Note Design Studio re-imagined Summit House, a 1925 building in the heart of London blending a striking Art Deco façade and a pre-functionalist style of modernism called Swedish Grace with Nordic design.
Luxury Hotel SOWAKA
Nestled inside a complex of buildings that includes a traditional Japanese tea house, Luxury Hotel Sowaka elevates historic elements with contemporary amenities such as a Michelin-starred restaurant and Nordic furniture.
Palau de Casavells
Set inside a complex of historic buildings near Girona, Spain, Palau de Casavells by Luis Sendino and Jacobo Valentí is an eclectic combination of vernacular architecture, unique art and Scandinavian touches.
Comfortably located in the lush Swedish countryside atop the footprint of old farms, Baron House is a new construction built by British architect John Pawson boasting white interiors, light and organic furniture.
Wingårdh Arkitekter combines Nordic design classics with furniture, lighting fixtures and carpets created exclusively for Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, a sophisticated and unique hospitality address.
Puro Hotel Łódź
ASW Architekci and Superfutures honor the Polish city’s rich artistic and historic heritage creating a boutique hotel with a blend of Hans J. Wegner designs and contemporary, post-industrial chic aesthetics.
Berry Bros. & Rudd HQ
Sage green accents, marble and natural wood meet bright spaces and organic designs in the new renovated Berry Bros. & Rudd HQ by London-based architectural firm Mowat & Company.
Blique by Nobis
Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh ideates a multipurpose hotel in Stockholm that juxtaposes Scandinavian design classics to industrial elements, refined textiles and exquisite materials.
Puro Hotel Krakow
The address represents a fusion between the energy, history, authenticity and art culture of Kazimierz, a dynamic district in Kraków where the hotel welcomes its guests with an eclectic mix of design classics.
Royal Opera House London
The Royal Opera House in London has been through a vast transformation, called The Open Up Project. As a result, all restaurants now welcome everyone - even out of theatre hours.
At Sticks’n’Sushi on King’s Road in London, Norm Architects uses furniture by Hans J. Wegner to create coherence in the restaurant.
The Department Store
Stripping the dilapidated Edwardian department store back to its raw state revealed a decayed grandeur and an extraordinary commitment to craft by the original artisans of the day, which inform Squire and Partner's new Brixton headquarters.
The exceptionally beautiful Podernuovo srl Società Agricola vineyard lies around 100 km southeast of Siena, surrounded by undulating landscape filled with old olive trees and grapevines stretching as far as the eye can see.
A run-down 80ies building in the heart of Islington was transformed by natural materials and daylight along with a 22 meters tall sculpture, and today the building stands as a modern and thriving office building.
Espresso bar by day, cocktail bar with pop-up kitchens by night, the wonderfully relaxing Restaurant Novi has quickly become a new favorite meeting spot in central Cambridge.
Inspired by the nearby 1848 Thorvaldsen's Musem created by architect Gotlieb Bindesbøll, the interior team created a distinct color universe to complement the Danish Golden Age furniture style of the hotel.
Villa in Cape Town
Sumptuous rays of daylight, a delicate balance between white, black and gray, and high-quality furniture has transformed a 1929 South Africa cottage into a coherent multi-units home.
The owners of the boutique hotel SP34 have taken hospitality to new heights using furniture so alluring that they invite for touching, along with an open façade that draws the street into the building.
In January 2018, Omar’s Place – a new restaurant and cocktail bar replete with innovative design – immediately established itself as a staple in Central London’s Pimlico neighborhood.
Wanneer u kiest voor een product van Carl Hansen & Søn, krijgt u meer dan alleen een meubelstuk. U wordt onderdeel van een trotse traditie van onderscheidend, prachtig vakmanschap, waar niets aan het toeval is overgelaten. Wij zijn de grootste fabrikant ter wereld van meubelen die zijn ontworpen door Hans J. Wegner en we produceren ook meubelen van gerenommeerde meubelontwerpers zoals Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær en Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn staat voor meer dan 100 jaar Deense designgeschiedenis. Onze meubelen worden over de hele wereld verkocht.
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