Residential project
Category: Interior Design
Photography: Alina Lefa
2019

Residential project
Category: Interior Design
Photography: Alina Lefa
2019

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PROJECT: ceci n’est pas une maison

LOCATION: Kolonaki , Athens 10673

AREA: 132m2

STATUS: Completed, February 2019

DESIGNED BY: Studiomateriality

LEAD DESIGNER: Miltos Kontogiannis

DESIGN TEAM: Nancy Karagianni, Sevastiana Konstaki, Dimitris Siokis

PHOTOGRAPHY: Alina Lefa

VIDEO: Xenofon Vardaros

“ceci n’ est pas une maison”.

Studiomateriality redesigns a 3rd floor flat in Kolonaki, Athens. Inspired by the René Magritte painting and its surreal and playful vibe, a residential flat is designed as it was a museum using the factor of surprise in all possible ways. Each room is named under the theme it reflects. We like to think of every space in the flat as a separate piece of art without compromising on functionality. All wallpapers, carpets and upholstery are made by textures inspired from well-known museum spaces, enhancing the original “museum” concept. The traditional perception of urban habitation is challenged by using provocative materials and furniture. Decorative objects and printed words reinforce this ‘modus operandi’, while mirror reflections amplify the illusion of the house-museum dipole. A white metal thread acts as a metaphorical way finding element. It crosses the main spaces, connecting the flat’s entrance with its windows whilst shaping a minimal artwork at the ceiling. 

Ring the doorbell and experience the artworks:

  • Beef Wellington undressed
  • Aphrodite of Luck
  • Raffled Library
  • The Triumph of Philippe
  • The Holy Light
  • The Love Eaters
  • Just a Kitchen
  • Mirror Stage
  • Pentelic Monument
  • A/W00
  • The Dream of a transparent man

Exit through the gift shop.

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