Area: 160 sq meter
Interior design, rebuilding project, design and construction of part of the furniture, restoration of part of the furniture.
All rooms have undergone a major renovation. Before starting the work huge amounts of garbage had to be removed from all rooms. The walls required drying and restoration. The floor was a threshing floor so bricks and planks were laid all over the entire surface. The apartment will be used mainly in the summer and during holidays and special occasions.
The idea for the interior design to some extent refers to the old Mediterranean architecture, while equipment and furnishings in order to avoid banality, was supposed to be a little eccentric, mysterious and elegant. The kitchen has a simple, homely and a little rural character.
Furniture, lamps and accessories have been completed thanks to contacts with collectors and dealers from whom designer has been acquiring those items for years. In many cases, they were completely renovated. Designer, Jacek Kolasiński, is also pleased that most furniture, lamps and rugs come from Poland. Several of these items are very unique (some of them were even made bespoke many years ago).
Among the furniture and equipment there are also products of the Czech Republic and Denmark at the turn of 50-60, as well as items designed by our studio and manufactured in Poland. It is interesting to mention the fact that the apartment has a well that is eight meters deep.
- The large wool carpet in the living room is by Kowary, 1968.
- Chest of drawers in the living room (next to the graphics by Wieslaw Walkuski), was made bespoke for one of the party activists at the turn of 60-70 in Katowice.
- Chandelier in the kitchen is a polish design from the 60s-70s.
- There is a very interesting story connected with four armchairs used in the interior (gray upholstery). They were bought at auction and required complete restoration. These are very rare furniture, created in a small factory in Zadzielu near Zywiec that specializes in Bauhaus style (from the 50s). The factory was then forced to produce only medical furniture because the party and authorities from those years thought that products from Zadziel were too avant-garde
Furniture production : Marcin Wyszecki
Photo credit: Karolina Bąk www.karolinabak.com
ABOUT Studio Loft Kolasiński
“Studio Loft Kolasiński does both interior and industrial design. We give advice and share our knowledge when it comes to selecting furniture, accessories, finishing materials and consctruction work. We cooperate with specialists from rare and specialized industries.
For our interior design projects we often use furniture that we design ourselves, that are created in our befriended carpentry shop. These are individual, bespoke projects that we created especially for the needs and stylistic preferences of our customers. In 2015, we designed our first furniture collection called ‘Public Project’ We also do unique designs of carpets, that are created in Nepal.
We have a special appreciation for items made in the period between the 20’s and the 70’s. Hence, in our projects we often use unusual, vintage furniture, lighting, ceramics, prints, rugs and carpets. We purchase them in auctions and from befreinded collectors from all over Europe. When renovating furniture,we pay special attention to preserving their original character.
We have often made interior designs of unique properties such as adaptations of lofts, industrial buildings or old houses.”