Youth of Modernism. Apartment in a Century-Old Tenement

Warsaw, 120 sqm

A couple who divides their life between two cities chose a thoroughly revitalized downtown tenement as their Warsaw haven. Since the apartment was originally intended to be an office, our task was to transform its functional layout. The open space near the entrance turned into a living room, the transitional space into a kitchen with a dining area, and the inner study became a bedroom. The historic building retained its original character, where Art Nouveau influences merged with early Art Deco glimpses. Following this trend, the developer restored the stucco decorations and mosaic in the hallway. We also referred to the tradition of modernism, albeit in a lighter and more modern way. Hence the distinct shapes of the wardrobes, hanging cabinets, and the bar, as well as the spheres and arches of the lamps. The chandelier above the table is a design by Piotr DÄ…browa for the Get Icon brand. Polish design is also represented by, among others, a coffee table from Salak Studio and chairs from Fameg. To accentuate the atmosphere of unassuming luxury, we also included renowned foreign brands such as Cattelan&Smith, Gubi, Baxter, and Fiam, according to the investors’ wishes.