celand is the land of fire, ice, geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes. It is a place far from the rest of the world, immersed in uncontaminated nature that excites and profoundly moves those who meet it. It is an island to visit and a place to live in complete symbiosis with its wonderous views.
At face value, this is a home facing the jagged coast of a lake near Iceland’s vibrant capital of Reykjavik. Made of glass and wood with a few walls and quasi-suspended furniture, the villa serenely lies in the spectacular context that surrounds it.da.
The home is part of the project “Homes of the world”, which was created by Lago in order to show contemporary home living in its infinite variations. In this case, it was the search for harmony with the surrounding environment which inspired the lake home’s furniture. Indeed, thanks to the large uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an invisible membrane towards the outdoors is created. The barren and spare landscape really seems to enter and pass through the interiors, creating a continuum with the reflections of the land’s ochres, grays and soft, faded greens coming from the long months of gloomy skies.
Amongst suspended furniture, sofas that seems to float, transparent tables, the furniture gives space and breath to the rooms divided by walls which are inserted like screens between one space and another. Elegant and minimalist, it incorporates the lightness of the architecture and nature’s colors coming from the windows. Based on the Lago's modular systems, from the bookshelves to the TV furniture, the sofas and the wardrobes, everything cleanly fits in the space available.
We are not of the belief that one must use yellow and blue furniture in a seaside home or shades of gray in the city. However, for this lake home, surrounded and influenced by such an intense natural environment that dominates the interiors, one could not have found a better solution. While embraced in the coziness of a space where we find all the classic furnishings (from sofas to wardrobes), it seems in harmony and at one with the magical atmosphere of this unparalleled land.
Location: The countryside of Reykjavik, Iceland
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