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How do Apple employees live: American minimalism in a Moscow apartment -

In this apartment there is no place for a young couplestereotypes: in the hallway guests are greeted by a huge Indian elephant on the wall, and in the center of the bedroom there is a vintage black bed. About these and other non-random selected items tells the author of the project - designer Julia Kirpicheva Owners of the apartment - a young couple. Acquainted, as it often happens in the 21st century, through mutual acquaintances in the social network: she herself added him as a friend and began actively putting on "husky", and he could not not react to them. After the meeting, the feelings erupted immediately, and after a very short time young people began to discuss the life together and the interior of the future apartment. To help them realize all plans, ideas and wishes the designer took. Julia Kirpicheva, designer Julia was born and grew up in Moscow. Her father is an artist Grigory Roshchin, so the choice of profession was determined from childhood. She graduated with honors from MGUDT with a degree in design in 2011 and the school "Details" in 2016. Since 2010 she has been engaged in interior design, the portfolio has private and public interiors. Projects and articles by Julia are published in leading magazines and on popular Internet resources. His principle in the work is a conceptual approach to creating an interior. Stylistics The interior was based on one of the most influential and vivid styles in the history of American design - the style of mid-century modern. The choice in his favor was made not just because one time the owner of the apartment lived in the US and worked in Apple, and the American style of life with its scope, comfort and at the same time minimalism is very close to the young man in spirit. Julia Kirpicheva, designer: - Thinking over the future interior, the customer often recalled American interiors and the feelings that he experienced in the snow-white design studio of the legendary Apple, where there was nothing superfluous-only that feeling of freedom and inspiration. At first, his bride was embarrassed by his slightly ascetic ideas about the interior and the abundance of white, but later she agreed that the interior is the background of life, and most importantly, not things, but sensations. The color palette of the interior is based on a contrasting combination of white and black in different variations and is diluted by the color accents of the shades of sky-blue, tender-green, pearl-gray and pomegranate. Hallway The first thing a person sees when he gets toapartment, - a scale image of an Indian elephant in the entire wall of the hallway, a mirror of unusual shape and a small console. This art object in combination with vintage details is designed to immediately adjust to the right mode and inform: you were not in an ordinary apartment. And it is unusual because the owners are people who are not ordinary, do not like stereotypes. To think otherwise is like a lifestyle, and this philosophy extends to the interior too. Lounge-zone The central room in this apartment- Living room, or lounge area. Almost all the items here are streamlined and are chosen not by chance. The semi-circular upholstered sofa of the famous designer Vladimir Kagan is not only very comfortable, but also a classic of American design and represents the quintessence of the style of mid-century modern. The coffee table of our contemporary Emmanuel Babilda is made of volcanic lava. Some of its modules are painted in the color of azure and perform the role of a color accent in the interior. Eclectic interior of the lounge zone emphasizesplastic - the main product of the "golden age" of design. It is made of a vintage console and armchairs in the so-called conversation place. It is worth mentioning the schedule of the French artist Francoise Gilot. Her work is also posted in the office. All of them are dated 1959 and bought at auction. The semantic load is borne by watercolors in the zonedining room (the work was acquired on 1st dibs) - an apple that fell on the head of Newton, as a symbol of the push to the decision, which was preceded by a huge work of the mind. At the same time, watercolor also serves as a color. The leg of the round dining table is made of a teak array, and the table top is made of tulle, a patented modern coating. Cabinet (or gadget room) - pridethe owner of the apartment. In the interior of this room the feeling of freedom and infinity was realized. As a basis for the color palette, a complex and deep, but warm tone with a matte structure was chosen. The blue-black color of walls and ceiling visually changes the perception of space: the dark ceiling goes to infinity. In the office, we find ourselves in a zone of distorted reality - the sensation on which the legendary Apple was founded by its creator. The desk is made of solid teak, veneer -gray oak of golden tones. Oak shelves with a thickness of 5 cm are equipped with a backlight, which is displayed in the cornice of the cabinet. The cabinet also provides a retractable table top at a height of 110 cm for a more comfortable work. The carpet design was developed by the iconic American architect-deconstructivist - Daniel Libeskind. Julia Kirpicheva, designer: - The key element of the interior of the cabinet is a metal pendulum created by a furniture designer and mechanical engineer, a representative of modernism Philip Lloyd. A pendulum was bought at the Sotheby's auction and refers to the physical and mathematical education of the host. The bedroom The American scope is also present in the bedroom - in the first place it manifests itself in a large-scale painting of the built-in wardrobe occupying its entire surface. The frame of the niche in which the cabinet is built is made from a suede of pomegranate color with a slightly dusted shade. The linearity of the pattern and the matte texture of the pearl color contrast with the satin texture of the gray-jasmine shade wall. Vintage suitcases covered with braided leatherMexican buffalo with exotic wood trim, are located near a low vintage bed with a black lacquered headboard and reflect the owners' love for travel, change and knowledge of the new. Nearby mats made of mat with a woven silk thread continue this sensation. Blinds are made of teak and painted in blue-black color - such mistress of the apartment is the night sky in Andalusia, which she loves. Julia Kirpicheva, designer: - The interior needs not only the right colors and textures, but also its sound and special rhythm. The bedroom in this apartment is filled not only with the play of light and shadow, but also with sounds. Thus, from the wind that penetrates from the open window, the installation at the bed is filled with an easily perceptible metallic sound. Her prototype was the work of designer Harry Bertoy - one of the bright representatives of the style of mid-century modern. The quiet sound - the rhythmic knocking of the wheels of the train - was a reflection of the mistress's dream of engineering education and designing of cars. Bathroom The model of a chandelier in the bathroom is called "Clouds", and the same name for the picture could be in the marble from which the aprons of the shells are made and which the floor is lined with. Curbstones under the sinks are made according to sketches of moisture-resistant MDF, painted in the RAL system. "Boudoir" gray-pink shade serves as a backdrop for vintage mirrors, cast-iron faucets and a modern bath made from a single piece of Carrara ground marble. The image of the boudoir in the clouds is completed by a graphic work, bought in one of the galleries in Paris, and a vintage chair, upholstered in velvet fabric in the style of the chinoiser. Apartment plan In this interior were used: Entrance hall:

  • console - vintage;
  • mirror - vintage.

Living room (lounge-zone):

  • sofa - vintage, the work of designer Vladimir Kagan;
  • coffee table - the work of designer Emmanuel Babeld;
  • chandelier ceiling - Apparatus Studio (USA);
  • dining chairs - Christian Liaigre (France);
  • dining table (restored) - vintage;
  • armchairs, plastic - vintage;
  • mirrors are made according to the sketches of the designer.


  • The built-in wardrobe is made according to the sketches of the author of the project;
  • bed - vintage;
  • suspended lamp - Apparatus Studio (USA);
  • mat - Christian Liaigre (France);
  • fabric and pillows - Christian Liaigre (France);
  • The shutters are made according to the sketches of the designer.


  • desk worker - Christian Liaigre (France);
  • built-in wardrobe is made according to designer's sketches;
  • armchair working - vintage;
  • carpet - Loloey (Italy), collection of architect Daniel Libeskind;
  • Photographs by Alexander Rodchenko were bought at auction.


  • refrigerator - Sub-Zero (USA);
  • cooker - Wolf (USA).


  • Curbstones under the sink are made according to the sketches of the designer;
  • plumbing - KOHLER (USA);
  • chandelier - studio if (Taiwan).