11th January 2023 | IN PROJECT OF THE WEEK | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn This week’s instalment of the Project of the Week series features a dark apartment design by 2022 SBID Awards Finalist, ID4U studio. SBID Awards Category: Residential Apartment Under £1M Practice: ID4U Studio Project: Green Autograph Location: Kyiv, Ukraine What was the client’s brief? Very unusual young woman owns this apartment. She is unique. So her brief was also untypical. She asked us to make her a “stylish and gloomy” apartment only for herself. What inspired the design of the project? Our magic client inspired us. We tried to create space which would reflect her a lot. We knew that our client would also appreciate some experiments, so we did it. At the same time we couldn’t ignore our fundamentals – comfort and cosiness. That’s why the interior concept was based on use of rich dark palette and concrete. But wooden walnut floors, different textiles, accents in gold and décor make this space very cozy. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? We started this project before COVID. We created the whole concept. Everything was approved with the client. Covid quarantine came just before construction work started, so the project was paused. After few months we had to redo the whole concept and we had to remotely control the construction work. The most complicated part of the project was the concrete staircase. We came up with the idea of it’s soft lines and rough material. Five people had been building it for two weeks. What was your team’s highlight of the project? For a long time we were dreaming to create an interior with dark walls. We were happy that finally we met a client who agreed with that idea. And not only with dark walls but also with dark ceilings! We love this dark green bedroom. It is amazing. Even though the floor is also dark, the room is full off light coming from a giant window. Why did you enter this project into the SBID Awards? By entering SBID Awards we want to share Ukrainian Interiors with the World. We want to show that our quality of work meets international standards and trends. Questions answered by Viktoriya Moshchynska and Olga Griban, Co-Founders, ID4U Studio. View the project We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a timeless restaurant design by EDG Design, click here to read it.