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Kerimov Architects`s apartment in Moscow


The architectural bureau Kerimov Architects designed the interior of the 200 sq. m apartment in the residential complex “Vorobiev House” (Moscow). The clients are a young couple. The natural materials and light colors, used in the project, visually enlarge and expand the initially large space.

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The spacious multi-functional area includes a living room, dining area, and kitchen. The interior is organized by Minotti sofas, oriented to two sides: the linear sofa faces the dining area, and the L-shaped one frames the lounge area in front of the TV and fireplace. De Padova tables with slim round tops and linear bases look graphically on the background of a light gray sofa and Jan Kath rug. The Rimadesio TV cabinet and the Minotti sofa are co-scaled and height-equal, thanks to this design approach, the living room looks visually light and compositionally complete. The main accent in the living room is the wall made of an Italian natural marble panel and perforated veneer screen which specially created for this project by Kerimov Architects. The thin Paola Castelli floor lamp practically merges with the vertical drapery of curtains, bringing atmospheric light to the lounge area at night.

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The dining area is formed by a Bonaldo table with an original base and De Padova chairs with a low backrest tapered to the armrests – these items have common features like laconic stable forms, thin lines, and common proportions. An airy and undulating Ochre chandelier literally hovers above the table adding dynamism to the static dining group.

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The highlight of the interior is the multifunctional Boffi kitchen. Convenient shelves, sections for storing kitchen utensils and accessories, and a compartment for built-in appliances are hidden behind the monolithic metal facade. The splash back is made of Black Cosmic marble. For ease of use, in the kitchen, there is a built-in backlight. When the kitchen is not in use, the facades are tightly closed – this allows not violating the integrity of the interior and minimizing visual noise. The kitchen island also serves as a bar or a breakfast area. It surrounded by Maxalto bar stools.

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For an airy, light, and graphic walk-in-closet the architects chose a spacious Porro wardrobe with mirrored doors, a weightless Ochre chandelier, a Galotti Radice vanity table with fine geometry and, in contrast, a voluminous fluffy Arflex armchair, and a carpet by Michaela Schleypen.

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The master bedroom is designed in light colors. A characteristic feature of the interior is a relief alcantara panel created by Kerimov Architects with built-in top lighting, which plays beautifully on three-dimensional geometric planes while enlighted.
The Minotti bed with a comfortable fabric upholstered headboard is perfectly complemented by the Maxalto bench and the Porro bedside tables.
The lounge area in the bedroom is formed by two-tone Minotti armchairs with enveloping U-shaped backs and a geometric Baxter table on a round carpet by Michaela Schleypen. Above this group, there is the Bocci branched lamp with flower-like shades.

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The master bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom: the spaces are interruptedly connected by Rimadesio sliding glass doors. Like the bedroom, the bathroom is designed in light colors multiplying the natural light that enters the interior. The necessary privacy is provided by blackout curtains and a metal.
decorative screen, designed by the architects, that frames the bathtub by Antonio Lupi. In the design of the master bathroom Salvatori natural stone and Antonio Lupo sinks made of natural marble are used.

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The guest bedroom is designed in dark tones, in contrast to the master bedroom. The key feature of the interior is the wall panel behind the bed, created by the architects, with built-in perimeter lighting, which nicely reflects on the texture. On the sides of the panel, there are full-height mirrors with adding some visual effect.
The Saba bed is distinguished by a two-part high headboard and thin legs, visually lightening the structure. Baxter bedside tables, as if made of rings, naturally continue in expressive sphere its shape in the lamps with a two-tone shade.

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