Monday, February 21, 2011

Paint It Black








The Berlin apartment of German set designer Sylvester Kozioleks is a sharp contrast to the trend of white-painted lofts — here almost every surface is black, from the floor up. But what might have been mere gloom is enlivened by Sylvester's collections — wood midcentury modern furniture, decorative pieces from the 1920s Bauhaus period and lamps in Murano glass, which glow beautifully against the dark background. Technology (a computer and a TV) are discreetly hidden away in a cupboard — Sylvester doesn't like machines. Dramatic in approach (unsurprisingly for someone who works in theatre and film), it's a way of decorating that focuses the eye — just as a black velvet-lined jewel box displays to advantage a beautiful necklace. More here on mixr.se.


(photography by Andreas Toelke)

4 comments :

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Wow, that is bold. But it really does make the decorative pieces really pop! Definitely the most interesting interior I've seen in awhile - thanks for posting these pics!

Alice Olive said...

Love this. For some reason, it feels a little masculine, but that's not a criticism. Boldly and dramatically simple.

d i a n a said...

Wow.

That cinnamon-velvet-upholstered chair is killing me.

Wow.

aluminium kozijnen said...

It looks neat and simple..

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