Rina Lovko studio was asked to transform the apartment in the center of Kyiv in a minimal space which could be a perfect background for expositions and at the same time be comfortable for the owner, a gallerist, when visiting the city.
Rina Lovko: “The apartment being relatively small motivated us to make use of the existing meters very rationally and not to overcomplicate the space with complex design. The windows face the same side, overlooking the historical center streets. The owner does not live in the apartment permanently.That being so his request was to have an appropriate office space as well as a place for rest, a functional kitchen, and a dressing area with a possibility to take care of clothing. An additional separate bath in the master bedroom was also a special detail of his wish list.”
Naturally aged wood
In order not to make the level of ceiling lower the team decided to leave it concrete. For this reason, they did not hide the electrical wiring. The accent in the whole space is naturally aged wood for the objects the owner interacts with the most. Almost all the furniture that was used in the space is custom made. The wall and table lamps are seventies classic design in tinted steel.The wooden floor planks, which are about seventy years old was processed in the brushing technique.
Bathroom walls and floor were coated by micro cement covering which creates the seamless effect. The wall cabinet with a hidden mirror is covered with the same micro cement. The sink is made of artificial stone and hardware in matt black.
In the pictures there are three works of Ukrainian artists: paintings White Relief by Mykola Kryvenko and Lilac by Oleksandr Babak and a sculpture Portrait by Nazar Bilyk.
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Photo by Yevhen Avramenko