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e are in Berlin, in Kollwitzplatz, north of Alexanderplatz, in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of the German capital, inhabited by many young people, artists and families. We are now taken to a period building, which faces a large tree-lined square dedicated to sculptress Käthe Kollwitz. And it’s here that an artist has found his ideal home.

 

The apartment is arranged over two floors. Dining room and kitchen are on the top floor. Lamps by Filumen, sideboard by Cappellini.

The apartment is arranged over two floors. Dining room and kitchen are on the top floor. Lamps by Filumen, sideboard by Cappellini.

The owner is a bachelor, and at the moment, he has these 180 square metres, which are arranged over two floors, all to himself. Our owner asked Dopo_domani, an amazing interior design store based in Berlin, to oversee the building project and to design a comfortable fuss-free home, refined and simple without any excess. Here, the essence of our bachelor is clear. In fact, we only need to highlight that this apartment has no doors, spaces flow seemlessly into each other with hardly any obstruction. 

 

The bespoke spiral staircase; it leads from the entrance to the top floor, where kitchen and dining room are.

The bespoke spiral staircase; it leads from the entrance to the top floor, where kitchen and dining room are.

Careful detailing. The same timber as that of the original floor was used for the steps. 

Careful detailing. The same timber as that of the original floor was used for the steps. 

The dining room is large enough to welcome friends. The kitchen is behind the red feature wall. Table by Strato.

The dining room is large enough to welcome friends. The kitchen is behind the red feature wall. Table by Strato.

The interior, designed by the in-house design team at Dopo_domani in Berlin, is defined by clean and distinct primary colours and by strong contrasts. 

The interior, designed by the in-house design team at Dopo_domani in Berlin, is defined by clean and distinct primary colours and by strong contrasts. 

The decor chosen by our owner is minimalist in style, with a few key pieces and a small selection of bold colours in contrasting tones. White walls and ceiling, the floor is in dark timber, brought back to its original sheen. A bright red wall, which houses the kitchen units, separates kitchen and dining room. In the background, you can catch a glimpse of the spiral staircase.

Wall-mounted Ariette lamps, designed in 1973 by Tobia Scarpa. Bed and wardrobe by Cappellini.

Wall-mounted Ariette lamps, designed in 1973 by Tobia Scarpa. Bed and wardrobe by Cappellini.

In the bedroom, light-green inspires a cheerful sense of calmness. 

 

In the bathroom: tiles in natural stone and functional timber furniture.

In the bathroom: tiles in natural stone and functional timber furniture.

In Berlin, there’s definitely something for every taste: be it alternative, classic, luxurious, trashy or elegant. Therefore, this home, with a composed and severe aesthetic, doesn’t surprise us one bit. What’s more, with its restrained minimalism, it is the new safe haven for our creative bachelor. He’s extremely happy to wander around this rigorous and essential apartment, doing exactly what he pleases. 

 

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Design project

In Berlin in a period building, a maisonette arranged over two floors. 

Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: Private
Size: 180 sqm
Floors: 2

Interior design project, furniture and colour study: Dopo_domani, International Interior Design, Berlin, Germany

www.dopo-domani.de

Photos: Courtesy Dopo_domaniin 

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