In this large loft, situated in the French capital, two contrasting souls are joined together by a single style. Spanning 170 square metres, with a spectacular view of the entire 10th arrondissement in Paris, this loft designed by french firm Festen Architecture and furbished by Italian company Abimis has all the appeal of a New York loft. Its spaces are smooth, sleek and sophisticated, with settings separated only where necessary, and high ceilings characterized by existing steel structural features. The large rectangular windows are characterised by the typical iron fixtures dating back to early 20th Century factories.
Focusing the project on the idea of a duality, Abimis and French design team have joined together contrasting and distinct styles into one harmonious layout. The kitchen in the apartment, made by the Italian firm, in fact mirrors this desire to blend together two antagonistic poles: indeed, the functionality that is communal to professional catering is associated with a distribution of blocks that accommodates the needs of a private user. The steel, which identifies all the products tailor made by Abimis, lends this solution a sculptural dimension along with sophisticated uniformity.
Festen Architecture has in fact emphasised the philosophy of dual function thanks to the Ego model by Abimis: a blend of elegance, innovation and ergonomic design, with a clean- cut silhouette thanks to the bevelled flush doors fully integrated into the structure and the latest-generation hinging pivot – patented by Abimis.
A large island, fitted with an induction hob and an oven, overlooks the living room without generating any discontinuity: it is a convenient worktop to use for cooking or to enjoy a drink with friends. Beneath the long window, a second block houses the sink, and a larder unit rests against the wall to complete the layout of the kitchen, which recalls the charm of professional settings with its vibrant metal hues, with an unprecedented appeal.
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