Monday, 17 August 2009
The September issue of Elle Decoration features the stunning Stockholm apartment recently completed by Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson.
The initial riot of colour which greets guests on arrival, is found to be more controlled on closer inspection. Strong, bright colours are used throughout, but colours are blocked to define areas. Each room was carefully developed as a reaction to the adjacent spaces. The design is painstakingly detailed.
To counter balance the colour, the decision was made that all furniture and lighting should be pure white. Svenkst Tenn and Artek pieces sit alongside new classics from Moooi and Design House Stockholm.
The main living space is dominated by a large U Form chandelier, designed by Elisabeth Henriksson for Örsjö.
Could we live there? Hmmm. That's a difficult question to answer, but are we glad someone had the vision to design it and they, in turn, had a client brave enough to commission it? Absolutely!