design et al are pleased to announce that Sigmar have been shortlisted in the International Design and Architecture Awards in the City Space category.
The clients loved this converted courthouse’s open and vast space. They wished to have an interior created that felt just right for them, where their love for modern art and design pieces which they have collected over the years blended naturally with an inviting, elegant and clever use of the space. They valued the beauty and philosophy of modernist vintage pieces, as well as touches of bold colour and texture in the right places, inspiring this design.
The bright space, with impressive windows and high ceilings gain a warm quality with a new personality, but do not lose their own integrity and slightly utilitarian or industrial feel. The vastness of the space could be slightly overwhelming initially as light and sound bounces off the walls. The intensive light is therefore toned down with a thoughtful grey-scale, largely mixed from Sigmar’s own colour collection, Damo.
By incorporating a high portion of light vintage furniture that owned its own sculptural value with elegant function, was a key feature in adding elegance. The furniture, largely made by hand in natural and warm materials, allow the vastness of the room to remain impressive. Subtly textured fabric wallpaper adds a warm sophistication to the bedrooms and adds to the inviting and cozy feeling these rooms need to contrast the openness of the social space upstairs.
Sigmar played with height and a “not overly structured” style of display. They mixed hanging picture shelves, plinths and custom made display cabinets for the clients to blend their beloved art, sculptures and artifacts with the interior in a charming way. Everything has its own space, yet works together as a ‘family’.