Location: Szczecin, Poland
Area: 179 sq meter
Interior design, rebuilding project, design and construction of part of the furniture, restoration of part of the furniture In the project there was used, inter alia, a polish rug from the 30’s.
The house was commissioned by a director of the glassworks in the 20’s. Interestingly,it was built on a concrete slab (which is not a typical foundation for houses) and had its own escape tunnel. In the 80’s the villa served as a canteen, but then fell into disrepair.
The execution of our project started in the spring of 2014. The biggest challenge and cost was the restoration of joinery, as everything remained like it was originally built. The premise of the interior design was to stylistically refer to the interwar period , but in a fairly relaxed and fresh way. Glass blocks used in the wall also come from this era. All sockets and switches used in the house are made of black bakelite.
Instead of the fireplace, which is currently in the bathroom (disconnected due to technical reasons), the owners use a french gas oven that comes from the 50’s, which had never been used before and even had the original tags when it was bought. After changing the wiring system it works perfectly. Kitchen furniture and the dining table were designed and made specifically for this project by Loft Kolasiński.
Most of the furniture and lamps were bought in auctions and from private collectors.
The lamps in the living room are by a contemporary design company ‘Atelier Areti’.
Lamps on the kitchen counter were designed by ‘Alvar Aalto’.
Furniture production : Marcin Wyszecki
Photo credit: Karolina Bąk www.karolinabak.com