Design Intervention i.d. successfully won the Asia-Pacific Living Space category with their project ‘Gallop Green’ in this years The International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.
Furniture placement and combination was a key aspect, enough pieces to make it look like a living space but not too many so that it looked cluttered. A vintage Jasper Morrison Sofa quirky shape compliments the irregular seating area, brass is introduced through the mid-century pieces such as the Chinese Chippendale console and a Piero Lissoni extra soft sofa provide a comfortable modular seating area. Solid Burmese Ironwood was used on the floor, giving warmth and at the same time sound proofing between the lower apartment. With the double height ceilings, structural beams, and a split level balance and proportions were a key element especially for the bespoke built in bookcase.
The client wanted an interior that was a warm, inviting open space that lent itself to a young family of 5 children yet still had elements of sophistication. The space has wonderful natural light and superb 6m high ceilings on the lower split level. The clients eclectic art collection was a key feature in making the apartment feel like her home. The designers combined these pieces in a gallery effect running around the alcove which was created to conceal ducted air-conditioning but which allowed us to maintain the double height ceiling level. Lighting this space was rather challenging: we wanted to light the art and at the same time light the living room space so we opted for the Dear Ingo spider light with it many arms and sculptural form.
With a mixture of white oak and black matt powder coated steel trim, set in to frame the bookcases specific sized compartments and give them depth this piece was carefully designed so that it would complement not dominate the space, it serves as a functional pieces as well as a decorative one using the clients personal effects to create this feature.