MIYO Studio combines both classic and modern styles to highlight their contrast, while maintaining functionality and a rich sense of history.
Situated on Amsterdam’s exclusive Herensgracht, the building was completed in 1666. In 2013 MIYO Studio was presented with an opportunity to provide an ultra-modern face-lift to the kitchen and dining-room space. The project was to design and install a NUUUN ‘Cube’ kitchen island, incorporating a single large piece of white Corian. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling Dutch paintings from the 17th century, the ‘Cube’ stands in unique contrast to the original decor, which creates an atmosphere of old and new styles blended and gives the impression of „being in the old Amsterdam“.
Several parties coordinated the project. Dimitri Broekmeulen from ‘Dimitri’s Bouw B.V.’ impeccably completed the buildings renovation. Rene van der Leest and Sigrid van Kleef from ‘Studio Ruim’, provided custom made furniture and lighting design completing the overall feel of the project. ‘Buro Lines’ monumental architects: Neil Cesper and Patrick Broersen ensured the apartment was preserved and renovated according to strict monumental standards.