The Russian Villa 2011

A year ago our Russian clients asked us to design the interior of their new built house. It was a difficult task given the distance between our countries and, the most challenging of all, difference in styles.  In provincial Russia the style that we consider modern, contemporary or minimalist is very often dismissed for its coldness, dysfunctional cleanliness and simplicity. Therefore, we were to design something we had never designed before… a house in an innocent style of French Provence.

 

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The Buddhist Kitchen

A modern kitchen is not only a center of a house, but also a cultural reflection of personal tastes, habits and heritage. The Lin’s kitchen project set an extra challenge for designers because of client’s traditional background. Both of the owners are Chinese Buddhists with excellent cooking techniques, which they frequently practice by cooking grand Chinese feasts. The main objective of the project was to design a comfortable and convenient space, but also prepare the kitchen for future cultural introductions (such as Buddha statues, candles and Feng Shui artifacts). Hence, the warm ensemble of bamboo counters was introduced to complement the coldness of the Caesarstone and darkness of the cabinets which created an Oriental backdrop. Even thought the Buddhist Kitchen was created as a bold and minimalist design, it was also conceived as a flexible environment with enough room for the client’s interpretation.

 

 

 

 

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