Homes

This art infused apartment in Moscow by Svoboda interior design studio reflects the Russian art movement of Suprematism

MAY 6, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
The pink lady sofa by Anne Boysen and the round carpet Bliss by Mae Engelgeer, cc-tapis lend softness to the living room that showcases a dramatic painting by Ivan Gorshkov; Photographs by François-Henri Galland
The lighting consists of a Flos String Light floor lamp and ceiling lamp; Photographs by François-Henri Galland
A minimalistic dining space made of the Quake table by Glas Italia, Pudica chairs by Pedro Paulo Venzon, Matter Made and the Yanzi ceiling lamp from Artemide; Photographs by François-Henri Galland
The master bathroom features the Cuna bath by Patriс Urquiola for Agape, a Duravit installation by Philippe Stark and the Mobile Chandelier 9 by Michael Anastassiades for The Future Perfect; Photographs by François-Henri Galland

An expansive, high ceiling apartment with a soothing palette of soft pastels and bold slashes of black accents accentuated by white walls—this 1,080 sq ft home in Moscow designed by Svoboda interior design studio for a gallery owner from St Petersburg has a dreamy look. Here, the materials of different temperaments, pieces of furniture and art produce an arresting ensemble where identical elements form a compelling dialogue, while contrasting ones surprise you with their fluent camaraderie, all the more striking with the differences.

The mesmerising hall showcases the ceiling lamp TWEE T by Jake Phipps, Casamania & Horm and an Azucena Pouf by Luigi Caccia Dominioni; Photographs by François-Henri Galland
“Drawing from the elements and ideologies of architecture, art and fashion, we crafted the interiors with natural materials and contemporary technological methodologies,” says Interior Designer and Studio Director of Svoboda, Elena Medvednikova. The source of inspiration for creating the non-standard layout of the apartment was the dynamic and pioneering composition, Suprematism No. 1. A black circle and a red triangle on a white background by Artist Nadezhda Hodosevich- Lezhe, particularly, inspired the design of the apartment.
In keeping with the art movement of the early 1900s, one can see hints of pure artistic expression throughout the space. A collection of ceramic tiles called Arco was created where architectural images and forms inspire the graphics. The tiles comprise geometric lines and planes made in four colours: powdered pink, cheerful ochre and contrasting black and white.

The studio has adopted an intrinsic and personal approach by focusing on the characteristics of objects and functional processes that lend form to the home. The dining area is minimalistic with stark Pudica chairs by Pedro Paulo and the sleek Artemide ceiling lamp beautifully contrasting the soft shades on the walls.

The bedroom showcases pink gradient walls, while a golden frame with a mirror installed near the bed adds a touch of glamour. The Charlotte chair by India Mahdavi invites you to curl up with a book. The approach is sensitive to the sensorial and psychological atmosphere of the space, crafting a unique personality of its own—a contemporary abode that is a perfect blend of subtle contrast and chic minimalism.