Apartment 13 by studio Modektura.
Using antiques in interior projects is not so simple, especially in environments with multifunctional proposals. But the Ukrainian studio Modektura accepted the challenge of creating an environment for a cafe and a conceptual boutique in Kyiv, uniting the new industrial with vintage items for Apartment 13.
The challenge began with changes in the interior of the space, which previously housed a furniture store. All unnecessary elements were discarded, making the A13 wide and tall, with metal structures exposed on the ceiling.
So they arrived at a concept that combines with the owner, multiculturalism and freedom of spirit. No artificial texture was used, the entire aged aspect of the wooden structures is original and reused from a 2-century-old dismantled hangar.
The furniture follows the same line of authenticity, a true collection of elements from different parts of the world. The smooth brown leather armchairs on the French carpet show a conversation of aesthetics separated by centuries, the kind of contrast that works. Just like the modern white leather sofa facing a carved Indian door, harmoniously different, the way a multicultural space should be.
Another nostalgic place in London.