In a former industrial area in the north of Amsterdam, i29 interior architects has designed an apartment for a writer and art collector couple. The apartment is set within a building built for people providing freedom to all co-design their own homes. An open loft space without a prefixed layout and a double-height ceiling gave the design team the possibility to realize a completely custom-designed interior.
To display the collection of art in the ultimate way was the starting point, so i29 designed double height bespoke cabinets as well as integrated glass vitrines to display the art pieces. On the ground floor level the entrance area, kitchen, and living room are placed in open connection to each other.
Within the double-height of the loft, an extra floor level is built for a bathroom, two bedrooms and office space. The high-rise cabinets visually connect the two-floor levels and include an integrated staircase.
All custom-designed kitchen and cabinets throughout the apartment are finished in a combination of wooden and gray surfaces. The stark and simple spatial interventions are in contrast to the colorful pieces of art, balancing and supplementing each other.