Loft in Berlin
Architects: bfs d, Berlin
Photos: Wolfgang Stahr, Produktion Ralph Stieglitz für AD Architectural Digest
Cantilever chairs S 34
A loft in Berlin convinces with a sophisticated architectural concept for which Brazil served as the common theme: A combination of closed and open spaces as well as plenty of glass and concrete combined with natural materials are reminiscent of 1960s-1970s São Paolo architecture. In Berlin-Mitte, they form both a cool and cosy home. For the design of the loft, the two architects Michael Schultz and Stefan Flachsbarth purposefully banked on clear forms that are reflected in a manageable selection of predominantly large dimensioned pieces of furniture. The unmistakable concept of the architects also integrates six Thonet cantilever chairs S 34, which are gathered around a large natural stone table. Model S 33, designed in 1926 by Mart Stam, here in the armrest version S 34, is considered the first cantilever chair in furniture history. The iconic and comfortable chairs in the living room of the Berlin loft are covered with brown buffalo hide and, in the chosen “Pure Materials” version, complement the timeless interior. The black lacquered tubular steel frames of the cantilever chairs look comfortably elegant and harmoniously fit in with the colour concept in which accentuations in petrol, rusty orange and American walnut highlights play a key role.