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)