A raw and minimalistic apartment | Frama Studio apartment

Visiting the Frama Studio apartment was one of the most beautiful things I had seen in a long time, some might call it a bit to much and unfinished, to easy or something they have seen before elsewhere, but haven’t we seen almost everything before? For me as a lover of the raw, the different… the unfinished and the imperfect it was a relief after seeing lots of polished interiors and design.

I did not only went to Copenhagen to attent 3 days of design, but also to find inspiration and most of all getting challenged and find out if my ideas and the way I feel like decorating at the moment is how I want to continue. You might say bringing in the dark floor into my home, kind of brought me out of balance and at a point where I had to re-find myself. 

For an instant I thought it was to much, all the metal and the black, but to be honest it is what I love most and visiting this almost bare apartment with it’s unexpected industrial finds and easy solutions made me realize I just have to continue following my instinct and trust my feeling and it will all work out… after all it is nothing more then following my masterplan again: 
MASTERPLAN 2.0 | A personal story Can you imagine I came back with even more ideas….. read more after the next pictures.


The Frama Studio Apartment is the private home of Frama founder Niels Strøyer Christophersen, who opened his home for the occasion. When I arrived at the apartment Niels was just talking to a group of journalists, and I was lucky to get a private tour by one of his friends who I actually first met in Amsterdam.

The apartment is filled with original ideas, like the glass partition added on both sides of a doorframe between the dining room and the bedroom and the metal construction leftovers with an added marble surface. In the living a stack of beams, found in a building that was being renovated, forms a wall and beautiful decorative element at the entrance of the apartment.

When renovating the apartment Niels found the stripped down walls with leftover marks from the plaster work and sanded surfaces were to beautiful to cover and he combined them with stucco lower sections in grey and moss green in the dining room. The living is recently plastered and painted I was told. The beautiful white historical ceilings beautifully matched the raw walls and delicate linnen and silk curtains add a soft element to the space. 

Frama sells a collection of furniture, a kitchen line born from elements originally found on the street and put together for the apartment, lighting, perfume, books, apparel and accessories. They all have in common that they focus on natural materials, simple geometry and a general appreciation of permanency, I will show you the beautiful store in another post. 

pictures ©vosgesparis

These pictures were made during 3 days of design 2017, find all my posts on the blog under ‘3 days of design’ and have a look at this 3 days of design pinterest album