A Timeless Art Deco Interior with Classic 20th Century Influences
Project of the Week
This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a timeless residential design for a young family of three. Inspired by 1930’s American luxury interiors, the apartment incorporates stylistic Art Deco influences as well as classic New York city design qualities throughout in light of the family’s vision after returning from a recent trip to NYC. Alexandr Shepel Architecture and Design worked closely with the client to create a design scheme which complimented their needs, requirements, lifestyle and tastes, whilst also reflecting Alexandr’s signature style as an interior designer.
Sector: Residential Design
Company: Alexandr Shepel Architecture and Design
Project: Private Apartment
What was the client’s brief?
The project was designed for a young family of three. At that time, the owners of the apartment had recently returned from a trip to New York and were still fresh in the memory of the impressions, designs and inspirations found in the local interiors, architecture and atmosphere of this fascinating city so naturally, they wanted us to capture this ‘New York city vibe’ in the design of their new family apartment.
What inspired the interior design of the project?
Based on the client’s travels, the inspiration for the project was found in the American luxury interiors of the twentieth century, namely the 1930’s and the rapid flowering period of Art Deco with bright memories of Manhattan and New York.
The client’s fully shared and provided us with their stylistic vision and gave us full freedom to its realisation that in result was embodied in a perfect and verified, modern but classic interior.
I had a goal to create a timeless interior within my signature style as an interior designer. I worked closely with the clients to ensure the process from initial concept to final completion were both easy and to their requirements.
What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?
We were given very short time frame to implement the design of the project. We had only one year from project’s inception itself to develop the concept, designs, logistics, implementation and final fit-out.. Just 12 months and a 200 m2 space in which also needed some repairs before proceeding to implement the final interior design scheme.
Our task was to develop a design project and place orders at all factory contractors so that they could produce products and deliver them on time. All departments of our bureau worked cohesively and together, so that we coped and delivered with the task on time!
What was your team’s highlight of the project?
Luckily, despite the time constraints, our client trusted us completely so our work was easy and successful. To me, it is very important when the customer can fully trust the creative flow of the designer and not make adjustments during the implementation of the project. I think this is the greatest achievement!
Throughout the design process our priority is always to exceed our client’s expectations and to ensure that they enjoy the journey as much as we do. And with this project, we certainly achieved that!
Questions answered by Alexandr Shepel, Chief Designer at Alexandr Shepel Architecture and Design
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