A London workplace by Oskar Kohnen Studio is impressed by mid-century modernism

by Editorial Team

Oskar Kohnen Studio has not too long ago unveiled its newest challenge, the inside design for newly constructed places of work at 2 Dover Yard in London’s Mayfair District. The studio was commissioned by Crosstree Actual Property, the builders behind The Commonplace Lodge, to create a domestic-feeling house that evoked the corporate’s luxurious hospitality portfolio. 

Oskar Kohnen Studio unveils new inside for Crosstree Actual Property

(Picture credit score: Oskar Kohnen Studio / images by Salva Lopez)

The brand new places of work are set inside a low-rise pavilion designed by AHMM as a part of their redevelopment of One Berkley Sq. and Dover Yard. This challenge will mark the second time the London-based Oskar Kohnen Studio has collaborated with the developer. In 2022 the agency’s inside design for The Commonplace Ibiza was revealed, a breezy and vibrant property that married Californian and Balearic aesthetics. ‘The consumer has labored on many luxurious design resort tasks and due to this fact has a eager curiosity in high quality interiors,’ Kohnen explains.

Oskar Kohnen Studio

(Picture credit score: Oskar Kohnen Studio / images by Salva Lopez)

Set over three flooring, Kohnen divided up the house in keeping with the corporate’s new versatile working preparations. ‘The preliminary temporary was to create an workplace that fostered post-covid working circumstances,’ he provides. ‘Which mixed conventional stations and personal assembly rooms with extra social and relaxed, collaborative areas.’

In devising the finishes, Kohnen caught to heat supplies that counterbalanced the constructing’s metal and glass shell. That included putting in each fluted and darkish stained wooden wall panels, diaphanous sheer curtains and terrazzo flooring, all of which was offset by a palette of peach tones, cool beiges and the occasional pop of orange or blue. The furnishings, nonetheless, is basically classic.

Oskar Kohnen Studio

(Picture credit score: Oskar Kohnen Studio / images by Salva Lopez)

‘The workplace’s furnishings have been in direct dialog with mid-century and modernist designs,’ says Kohnen. ‘In every space of the workplace, we needed to exhibit assertion classic items to make this hyperlink to the atmospheric and smooth interiors of the 20 th century extra seen. The doorway hallway pairs a collection of Lumi Milano wall lights and a Djinn couch by Olivier Mourgue.

‘The primary flooring lounge is dotted with Luciano Vistosi’s Onfale lamps, and has a 70s-inspired orange velvet and stainless-steel couch, in addition to low Lina armchairs by Gianfranco Frattini initially designed in 1955. The highest flooring touchdown has a pair of unique Alky chairs by Giancarlo Piretti.’

Oskar Kohnen Studio

(Picture credit score: Oskar Kohnen Studio / images by Salva Lopez)

In reality, Kohnen mined a myriad of references from the fifties and sixties in creating the design, together with the structure of Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Visitor Home in New York and the images of Julius Shulman, finest identified for capturing the work of Modernists like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra.

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