An extravagant couple wanted to see a fancy design in their room! They said that the famous projects of the Ukrainian studio ZOOI under the names Pink and The CAT expressed exactly that mood and style that they would like to have at home. – we would like to remind you that these are comfortable, loft interiors with a special mood. The customer, who plays the drums. was looking for something like that. His soul mate also likes the careless beauty of the industrial style. Among the customers' wishes also were: a steel kitchen, an atmospheric area for meetings with friends or to watch a movie and, of course, a place for a drum set!
The designers of the interior studio ZOOI, Pavel Voitov and Maxim Doschinsky, got a small two-room apartment to work on. For the benefit of music and space, they decided to combine the kitchen and the living room. The kitchen is designed on order and, as requested by the young couple, is decorated with steel facades. The top boxes are also made of metal that you will see more than once in the design of this apartment. A remote dining table on a glass leg was also designed by ZOOI; it will be fixed by one side in the working surface of the kitchen. The table is made of tempered glass, so there will be no problems with stability! You can even sit down on it. The ceiling joist was designed with micro cement. The wall on the kitchen side remained untouched. Panoramic windows fill the space with natural light during the day, while for the pleasant and atmospheric lighting in the evening we installed technical lighting.
The front of the closet in the hallway is made of wooden strips, as is the kitchen cabinet with built-in appliances.
In order to organize the drum set area properly, the interior designers of ZOOI created a podium and lowered the ceiling to install the noise isolation of this space. They also outlined this zone with the supporting column that separates kitchen and living room.
Thorough attention should be paid to the "sofa" area, that is the second part of the living room. It is designed in the form of a niche, where it is convenient to watch and listen to the drummer's play. The ceiling above it is decorated with concrete and metal lathing that covers all the wiring. Walls are also decorated with a concrete plaster. The sofa has an unusual design as well; its base goes into the shelf under the plasma. A coarse coffee table in the furring is a ZOOI’s ace in the hole. The same table can be found in the hallway. It consists of two separate cubes, very functional and transferable to any place: you can sit on them or use them as bedside tables. In addition, this «sofa» area, as intended, has double purposes: there is an installed projector above the coffee table, and if you want, you can put down the screen in front of the drum set and watch the movie in a larger size.
The bedroom is decorated with veneer sheet and glass cacti. Near the window there is a small lounge area for socializing or for evenings for two. The large dressing room is custom-built, decorated with black glass and a strip, while from the dressing room this "wall" works as a mirror. It is planned to install an interesting additional illumination inside and locate it behind the acrylic panels.
Throughout the apartment it is intended to use a parquet board for flooring. In the area for watching TV, a soft carpet is spread on the floor.
The bathroom is decorated with micro cement. Somewhere the original walls were left untouched, and somewhere they were decorated with a plaster. Metal frames for towels and a special shelf made of wooden strips, reminds of whole designer "cactus" spirit.
As an extravagant detail for the loft interior, the studio ZOOI suggested to use glass cactus. It may sound funny that when the customer considered the visualization he admitted that he always thought that cactus looks boring. But it was exactly these "plants", designed according to the stained-glass technique, that the young man fell completely in love with and he agreed that it would become an interesting and appropriate detail of the apartment in an industrial style. Moreover, the artificial lighting dissipates through the cacti so beautifully that in the evening, the brutal character of the interior softens and becomes more romantic and even delicate.
CACTUS - Apartment Design
The interior in the loft style for a young couple. The drum installation, designer furniture and stained-glass decor
Loft interior designed by ZOOI for a young family
The glass table, designed by ZOOI, is fixed direcly on the kitchen surface
The kitchen cabinet with built-in appliances
Designer cubic tables and the ceiling framed by metal grids
The living room composes with the kitchen a spacious open space
The unusual designer sofa becomes a shelf for the glass cacti
Drum podium, equipped with a projector sheet
The walls of the sofa area, intented as a niche, are decorated with a concrete plaster
Wooden sheets and black bricks decorate one side of the bedroom
The small area created near the window
The glass cacti as main feature of the industrial style
The large custom-built dressing room
Immediately next too the bed, the dressing room is modern and spacious
The main decoration in the bathroom is the micro cement