This apartment is home to well-travelled, cosmopolitan couple approaching retirement. They wanted a home with a warm, welcoming vibe, free from ostentation that resonated with homely comfort rather than “haute design”.
A collector of art, wine and…300 custom knives!!!
The couple are avid collectors and have been building up their extensive collections for over 30 years.
When asked about their beloved art pieces the couple singled out a few pieces that required special prominence. Three large pieces by MF Hussein, one in particular was purchased, delivered and hung in complete secrecy as an anniversary gift to his wife. (The wife sure had a pleasant surprise!)
(Artworks are displayed in every part of the house!)
Our aim was to showcase the owner’s impeccable sense of eye for art and design, to pull together all these elements and to create a stunning family home.
A sight to impress Oenophiles everywhere. Well they say its always 6pm somewhere… it certainly here all the time!
Sporting a minimalist profile, these bronze and rimless glass doors enclose a state-of-the-art storage solutions. Combined with this broad expanse of marble-clad bar and seating, we created the ultimate inducement for entertaining and impressing the oenophile in everyone!
The singular shelving layout displays the bottles horizontally with each label facing the front, vertical LED lights creating the ambience, offering a beautiful showcase that heroes the whilst protecting it.
Upholstered barstools inject colour and a joyful counterbalance against the sleek metal and glass fascia.
There’s a first time for everything! We were amazed to know this client collects knives as well.
HANDCRAFTED KNIFE CABINET
This cabinet was handcrafted to hold these spectacular knives. A layered timber and bronze console forms the support for 6 pairs of magnetized metal bars anchored inside.
These slim bars appear to float above the console and belie the strength and security of the structure. Each bespoke knife has its own special position with this cabinet highlighting its unique character and detail.
This cabinet doubles as a display and a divider between the dining room and the study room.
Avid entertainers, we wanted to ensure that our client’s dining area did not disappoint. Being the home’s social hub, we have strived to ensure it is convivial and comfortable as well as beautiful.
This area is characterised by the vibrant art and display set against modern furniture pieces. Plus, those knives will be a good conversation starter!
Being frequent entertainers, we wanted to ensure that our client’s dining area did not disappoint. Being the home’s social hub, we strived to ensure it was convivial and comfortable as well as dynamic. This area is characterised by the vibrant art and display set against modern furniture pieces.
(Plus those knives will be a good conversation starter!)
When we thought we had seen it all, our client showed us another extensive collection of theirs…treasured handmade shoes!
For their ease, these shoes are to be stored at the lift lobby. Contemplating storage for this area, we elected to install cabinets at either side of the lift doors. We avoided having floor to ceiling cabinetry as it would look to heavy. Instead, we custom-made floating consoles that are designed to fit their shoe sizes.
We are very proud to have been able to integrate their collections seamlessly into their new home avoiding any showy or ostentatious display whilst still allowing total ease of function, achieving the practical requirements listed by our clients.