A very unique person walked into XS Studio for compact design studio. He told them that he worked selling spices – which immediately sparked their imagination. They were asked to design an apartment in a new, white high-rise for a person whose daily occupation involved matter, smells, and colors. A person with deep roots, broad intellectual knowledge, and a passion for arts and culture, whose daily occupation and livelihood are down-to-earth and sensual by nature.
Their encounter with this client ignited their imagination and brought them to create for him a world of contrasts: matter and anti-matter (clean, simple white against heavy wood, black metal, authentic rugs), simplicity alongside complexity (square, clean geometry contrasted with a soft, rounded, classical language), and old versus new (a new luxury building faced with a passion for collectibles which have been carefully curated with profound knowledge). And one man, living in one home, which encompasses it all. The apartment is located in a spectacular new high-rise building in the city center. It is airy and well-lit, overlooking an urban landscape.(Published with Bowerbird).
Photography: Amit Gosher