US practice Alexander Tischler has designed a loft-style apartment in Moscow for a couple and their cat. The couple desired an apartment that incorporated industrial elements and materials, as well as two workspaces and impressive displays to exhibit their collections. The design team created a contemporary interior with loft-style details, including an industrial-looking kitchen set.
To accommodate the couple’s love for hosting guests, the kitchen and living room were left united. The kitchen was finished with metalized matte enamel on the column cabinets and lower modules of MDF, while the upper modules were finished with American walnut veneer for a contrasting texture. The upper modules were not extended to the ceiling to visually lighten the kitchen.
The ceiling was left open with visible supply ventilation air ducts and black tin pipes, highlighting the industrial-like design. Lamps were pointed at the ceiling to illuminate the interior with reflected light. The living room wall was decorated with dark porcelain stoneware and decorative brick in the same color as the sofa upholstery and décor.
Due to the limited space, multiple large closets were designed to serve as a substitute for a walk-in closet. To avoid the closet appearing as a plain wall from the living room, ribbed panels were used to decorate its central modules. Additionally, showcases with ribbed glass and built-in lighting were created on both sides of the closet.
Behind the living room closet, there is a utility closet housing a washing machine and dryer. Adjacent to it is the bathroom door, which includes a passage for the cat. Access to the bedroom is available from the living room, with the doors painted in the same color as the walls on one side and fully mirrored on the other. Within the bedroom, two workspaces were organized.
The first is positioned near the entrance and features a hanging table with drawers and cabinets for storing documents and clothes. This placement allows ample space for movement while wearing a VR helmet. The second workspace is situated by the corner window, offering a view of the city.
Open shelves and a showcase for the client’s memorabilia are located next to the table. A bed was custom-designed and placed in the center of the room, with its frame seamlessly integrated with cabinets and wall panels. The bed’s base is black, while the sides are veneered with American walnut, creating a deepened effect. The bed appears to be floating!
A mirrored cabinet with sockets and a hanging cabinet with a sink were installed in the bathroom, along with an area for a litter tray for the cat. The bathroom features an unusual porcelain tile that imitates the texture of metal sheets and rust. The guest bathroom can be accessed from the hallway and was enlarged at the expense of the corridor, allowing for the addition of a shower separated by a ribbed partition that refracts the illumination of the niche for gels and shampoos.