Apartment for a young family with two children
Mikhail Loskutov
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
CabinetLigne Roset
Table LampFlos
LightingDelta Light
LampLasvit
Wall LampMoooi
BedMeridiani

Product Spec Sheet
Table Lamp
by Flos
Lighting
Lamp
by Lasvit
Wall Lamp
by Moooi
Bed

Apartment for a young family with two children

Blockstudio as Architects

The Blockstudio architects have designed and decorated the interior of an apartment in a new residential block. They admit that they were won over by the fact that, with its river view and a well-landscaped neighbourhood with all the amenities, this up-market high-rise looks imposing and not at all like an anthill. In each of their projects, the Blockstudio architects strive to form an ideal space for a particular client, and this flat proved to be no exception.

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov
photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

The flat’s interior was designed for a young family with two children. “Our work was based on total trust,” says Nataliya, the Blockstudio partner. “The clients’ clear understanding of the objectives and functional issues has helped create the project within a tight timeframe.”

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov
photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

High ceilings, a corner location and windows looking out on two sides are a definite advantage.  The decision to divide the living room by a sliding wooden partition made up of six panels stemmed from the client’s wish to have a private space in the common area. 

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

“The choice of furniture tends to be a multifaceted creative task, especially when a flat consists of numerous spaces with different functionality. The original layout provided for a lot of closed-storage places, thus making the choice of visible pieces unequivocal – a few choice objects were supposed to give the interior character, for example, a lamp over a dining table and wall lamps in the bedroom. One of our favourite objects in the project is a massive wood work table: the manufacturers do a great job working with natural wood through a combination of traditional methods and simple forms,” says Nataliya.

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

The flat’s colour scheme is light. The architects make use of wood to emphasise important elements, for example in the study. On the other hand, the master bedroom has a subdued and intimate atmosphere with its ceiling painted dark-grey to give it structure, while a mural over the headboard adds depth.

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

Ivan, the Blockstudio partner, confesses that they opted for floor finishing materials they had not used before. “The flat is lit by cold north light and in order to create a cosy atmosphere and to make up visually for a lack of warmth we decided to use ash wood instead of traditional oak. To enhance a feeling of privacy, wood veneer was used in the study thus turning the working area into a “wooden box” inside the general light space.

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov
photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

“We are proud that our clients are very happy. The solutions used in the project meet both their functional and aesthetic expectations. A project with unique character has come to life thanks to the unique clients,” add Ivan and Nataliya. 

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

Team:

Architects: Blockstudio 

Main Architects: Natalia and Ivan Trofimov and Irina Bugay, architect.

Photographer: Mikhail Loskutov  

photo_credit Mikhail Loskutov
Mikhail Loskutov

Materials used:

Kitchen
PORADA table
Chairs VITRA
Lamp over the table Kalmar - Werkstaetten
Kitchen by lesopilka.it

Living room
Coffee table massproductions
Table lamp flos
Desk timeandstyle
Chair thonet
Dcw-editions chandelier
Table lamp gubi
Tim Rundle Studio ceiling lamp
Tech.light delta light
All carpentry by lesopilka.it


The Loggia Work Space 
Zanotta Chair

Kids room 
VITRA baby chair
Nidi table
Stokke chair
Carpet premio Hand Loom Raw-Edges 
Moooi wall lamp
Table lamp Magis
Allied maker ceiling lamp

Bedroom
Bed meridiani
UNIKA møblar nightstand
console linea
Massproductions chair
Lamp ligne-roset-bromley
Muller Van Severen ceiling lamp

Corridor
Lamp Ligne-roset

Bathroom 
LASVIT lamp

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