Hygge Studio

Hygge Studio

Melina Romano
São Paulo, Brazil | View Map
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Private Houses
Denilson Machado-MCA Estudio

Hygge Studio

Melina Romano as Architects

The environment signed by Melina Romano Studio calls Hygge Studio, a minimalist space located in São Paulo, Brazil .


Hygge is the Danish word which has no Portuguese translation, but suggests comfort, delicacy and simplicity for the home. For this project, the designers challenged themselves to turns a Scandinavian concept in a Brazilian way of life.


It was between colors, textures and materialities that the designers found the exact point between hot and cold, between modern and bucolic. The home was also this base that allowed them to reach their own balance for what was wanted.


The 68m² space has a suite, bathroom, living room and kitchen completely integrated, but in a deconstructed way. The layout of the rooms consists of modular elements, where it is possible to create a completely different space distribution.


The lighting chosen is comfortable for the eyes. A three-dimensional illuminated panel made of cobogó was strategically placed in the middle of the living room as a work of art that plays with light and shadow in space.


Containing finishes that are easy to maintain and clean, terracotta ceramic without grouting was applied to the entire floor. On the wall, the rustic charm of the apparent brick. On the ceiling, a textured wallpaper by visual artists Adriana Pedrosa and Carlota Gasparian.


In the choice of furniture and interior details, most in neutral tones, kitchen countertops made of DektonNilium and DektonEntzo's table, both from Cosentino, stand out.Green is also present in the loft. The bathroom, integrated with the bedroom in an open way, is located next to a staircase that is fixed in the space and received intervention with tropical vegetation made by florist Aline Matsumoto. Several coquedamas, bromeliads, and dry branches were placed on the railing organically. 


Reflexions for 2020 
The Hygge studio brought the concept of Danish to a Brazilian reality. How to draw cheerful colors, textures and shapes in a minimalist way? It is from this interesting mix that we have transformed the studio into a unique project. In our view, innovating is exactly that! In other words, it is not necessary to be extravagant to be innovative, it is not necessary much to have a great result. In the end result, less has become more.In times of reflection, this issue becomes even more relevant.


What really matters to be happy within spaces?
The word Hygge says that the most important are the feelings and the moments lived in your home, in your work. The concept is focused on the essential and the apartment is an invitation to a life with less. The flexibility and multifunctionality of furnitures helps users to lead an essentialist life. The colors were chosen to contemplate a calm life, but without losing personality. The materials brought warmth and the craftsmanship values ​​the small designers. New times require new habits and new ways of living. The slow-living was already a wish and this year it became a necessity. The world calls for moderation and reflection on what we are consuming and how we are living.

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