Hartmann took on the two bedroom, two levelled project with a client with whom they have a long standing relationship, which meant that actually the client’s involvement was very minimal, as there was a good deal of trust and confidence in the design teams understanding of the required result. Almost all of the decisions were made and cleared in the initial conceptual stages, alongside the client’s wishes. From them on Hartmann and his team stayed on target creatively and financially and for the most part independently.
This is a relatively small two bedroom penthouse with the bedrooms and en-suites on the entrance level/upper level and the open plan living, kitchen and dining area on the lower level.
The flooring at the entrance and throughout the apartment is a walnut from Silvan Flooring, which leads you to the striking circular coffer (decorative sunken panel) in the ceiling at the top of the spiral staircase, with a wall mounted circular light by Le Deun Luminaires. The staircase itself is bespoke design, built with a glass balustrade, without a handrail and steel and glass treads, manufactured by Custom Made.
In the living space on the lower floor, the lounge has a bespoke sofa in a deep tan leather and the chairs are from Giulio Marelli. Interesting and vibrant fabrics supplied by Jab Anstoetz also play a large part in bringing the palette of the space to life, adding a feeling of depth and layering to the home. There are pleasantly unexpected choices and motifs, almost tribal and ethnic prints in some places, including the Bee design Timorous Beasties mustard yellow cushions.