The apartments are 45-90 sq.m.

Interior of the week. Respectable minimalism

Designer Yuriy Zimenko developed the projecta modern apartment with a strict masculine character, where in a single, harmoniously built space, the laconicism of minimalism and avant-garde things make up an ideal match.The interior of this Kiev apartment was developed by the author of the project for a bachelor, therefore, in its atmosphere there is a strict and at the same time restrained character. The concept is based on a contrasting combination of black and white, while the combination of glossy and mirrored surfaces helps to visually increase the volume of the room. Before us is an example of a stylish, perfectly organized space, where there is nothing superfluous, and finely selected decorative means create a unique character. Yuriy Zimenko, designer Born, lives and works in Kiev. For more than 10 years, his design studio has been developing and authoring design projects for private houses, apartments, hotels, restaurants, cafes, offices, shops, and also develops object design. In this case, all the wishes of the customer are taken into account. The studio's works have repeatedly won prizes in various competitions. Among the latter - a victory in the nomination “Interior of an apartment in a classic style up to 130 sq. m "All-Ukrainian interior award ARTSPASE 2013. Yuriy Zimenko: "The main desire of the customer was to create a minimalistic interior in black and white. He wanted a laconic environment - one in which there would be nothing superfluous. Since the area of ​​the apartment is relatively small, about 60 square meters. M, the main task was to properly organize the space. This project I especially like the fact that everything in it is in its place. He attracts with his correct geometricity, precise consistency and at the same time refined modern elegance. "

Features of the layout

Living room and kitchen with dining room are combined intoopen common area. The walls, covered with white decorative plaster, shimmering with a pearlescent sheen, serve as an ideal backdrop for black furniture. To soften the severity of the black-and-white scale, the floor is covered with aype parquet, tinted in a dark color and varnished. The combination of glossy, metal and mirror surfaces helps to visually expand the space, giving rise to a whimsical play of glare and reflections. Transparent plastic chairs from Philippe Starck support this idea. The characteristic expressiveness of the interior composition is given by the items of the avant-garde Dutch brand Moooi. So, in the living room by the window there is a black "charred" armchair Smoke Chair designed by Maarten Baas. Near the dining table is the Smoke Dining Chair from the same series.

Decorative Techniques

A decorative mirror panel in the living room findsits continuation in the sofa finish from Flexform. Its side parts are lined with a mirror, while they can serve as a stand, say, for glasses, dishes or a vase with flowers, as well as a place for storing books and magazines (shelves are equipped at the end). Curtains with a mirrored partition hide the entrance group located behind them. On the one hand, this is a functional element that separates the zones, and on the other, they organically pick up the rhythm of the interior design and are easily included in the play of glossy and reflective surfaces that visually increase the space. The author pays special attention to the selection of lamps. For example, in the bedroom, designed in the context of the overall interior concept, Flos lamps created by Stark are located on the bedside tables. A pair of a black armchair in the living room is a luxurious chandelier decorated with crystal pendants, and behind it flaunts a stylish floor lamp, reminiscent of a steel lantern on a stand.

Their findings

On the former balcony-bay window, we managed to carve outspace for a mini-office with a desk and a nice seating area, which includes a comfortable white sofa and a stylish coffee table. On the desk is the Archimoon Soft lamp by Flos designed by Philippe Starck, and next to it is a transparent chair from his author's series for Kartell. Large arched floor-to-ceiling windows make it especially good on fine days. The bathroom is decorated with light gray marble tiles and is decorated with the same “fired” Smoke Chandelier as in the living area. By the way, the plumbing here is from Duravit, also designed by Stark. Studio of Yuri Zimenko