Apartament we włoskim stylu na Foksalu wg. projektu MOW.design

From Italian soil to Poland, or a flat in Foksal full of Italian design.

The Italian-style flat was designed by Weronika Król and Marta Żebrowska-Wojczuk of the MOW.design studio. The location of the flat is unusual, as is the interior itself, for there are very few locations in Warsaw that can be said to be truly impressive! Among them is undoubtedly the tenement house at 13/15 Foksal Street, which is one of the most important architectural gems of Warsaw. The restrained style here manifests itself in the attention to the smallest details and the skilful balance between tranquillity and elegance. The flat’s owners understand perfectly that true luxury does not have to shout loudly. It can just as well externalise itself through subtle gestures and sophisticated details.

Matching contemporary design concepts with historic buildings and transforming a blank canvas into a dream home requires precision, flexibility and flair. Fortunately, the MOW.design studio knows how to compose interiors in which simplicity and sophistication complement each other perfectly. Thanks to the revitalisation of the building, which was carried out with respect for the historic nature of the property, the Warsaw townhouse has regained its former splendour. The uniqueness of the place is not only evidenced by the restoration of the tenement’s eclectic facade. The interiors have been renovated with equal care. The abundance of authentic 19th-century details, carved supraports, portals decorating the staircases, white marble floors and hand-hewn balustrades take us back to the times of the belle époque.

The space combines pre-war heritage, modern touches, as well as refined finishes and furniture to create a warm, homely atmosphere. As you step inside, you become part of history, telling a tale of beauty and excellence that is sure to stand the test of time. The flat is approximately 130sqm, with an above-average height of 4.20m and a southern exposure. The central area features a living room with access to a private garden and a large dining room connected to the kitchen. In addition, there are two bedrooms with dedicated bathrooms and a guest wc.

Italian-style flat – the art of subtlety

The basis of the project was a high, light-filled interior with beautiful stucco ceilings restored during the renovation of the building. Moving within the historical context of the place thus became the only right way to work with a space that has historical features. When arranging the interior of the flat, the designers opted for high-quality materials to fully emphasise the prestige of the space entrusted to them. The exceptionally ornate nature of the surroundings was emphasised with modern touches that combined European design trends with timeless classics. The design was based on well-known Italian brands, renowned for their attention to detail, but above all on art, which could not be absent in such a prestigious place. It was this love of art that brought the designers and the Investor together.

Polish artists and Italian designers

Natural stone, quartzite, smoked oak and shades of beige, muted green and anthracite form the basis of the entire design. The details combined with the flat’s above-average height give it the typical atmosphere of an elegant townhouse, while the dark veneered furniture gives it a more refined and distinguished feel. The historical context of the interior is emphasised by the Murano glass chandeliers by designer Patrizia Volpato. Also notable are the Baxter Q2 pendant lamps, which allude to palace chandeliers with their unique cascade shape. A sofa designed by Paola Navone and gold accessories in the form of coffee tables and a bookcase perfectly contrast with the painting by Leon Tarasewicz. The Italian furniture lures with the softness of its lines, inviting one to contemplate peace and reflection, while Polish artists mix with the Italian design school to create an atmosphere of unforced elegance.

The SieMatic kitchen is complemented by Baxter furniture and the art of the representative of colourism, Jan Szancenbach. In the master bedroom, we have classic, calming tones, and leather finishes are combined with other materials. The designers opted this time for the Italian manufactory Poltrona Frau, specialising in exclusive upholstered furniture, combining it with the art of Henryk Musiałowicz and Igor Dobrowolski. The surprising and expressive character of the guest bedroom is created by works full of colour, energy and fantasy by Justyna Jędrzejewska and Alfred Lenica.

They were complemented by a lime green uranium glass sculpture ‘Memory’ by Aleksandra Kujawska. The whole was visually muted with greys and design classics by Ligne Roset. The bathrooms are dominated by simplicity. The quartzite in the modular tiles is arranged in an irregular, harmonious manner. The whole is complemented by accessories and fittings by Gessi in champagne gold. There is also art in the form of a bas-relief by Igor Dobrowolski and unique Murano glass plafonds. The intricately worked details work together to create a unique and captivating effect. There is a story hidden in every corner of this flat, made up of precisely chosen elements that together create a harmonious and intriguing whole.

Photos: Martyna Rudnicka / https://www.martynarudnicka.com/
Styling: Anna Salak / https://www.annasalak.pl/

About the studio:
MOW.design is a young, creative team of interior designers. we complement each other, eagerly passing on what each of us is best at. we share our passion and ideas, supporting and motivating each other. this results in aesthetically pleasing designs. we avoid haphazardness, we like firm design decisions – consistency makes it possible for the designed space to exist as a coherent whole. we infect our clients with faith in the power of good design and unlimited energy to act. we create complex interior designs, focusing on detail, form, quality and, above all, functionality. regardless of whether we work on-site or remotely, we work at full capacity, placing in the hands of the client unique interiors of the highest standard. Find out more at: https://mow.design/

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