It's hard to even keep count, as we have reported on so many design projects this year. We have collected our favorites in this article—as far as interiors are concerned.
Minimalist and sacral—Apátúr Sörház, Győr
Apátúr Sörház, which is more than just a catering unit, is located in the main square of Győr, in the building of the old Lloyd Palace. Széchenyi István University and Saint Maurus Benedictine Priory of Győr has created the beerhouse and the related workshop in a joint effort, where students of the community can train themselves. Here we showed more of the interior designed by LEN Architects.
Fun and inspiring—American school in Kosovo
Red-painted walls, wide corridors, creatively shaped furniture, and a myriad of plants—the students of the American School of Kosova can take the most important first steps in their education in such idyllic surroundings. The professional design team of Maden Group has dreamt up an educational institute, where multifunctional spaces radiate energy and positive vibes, putting students in the mood to study.
Lithuanian history lesson—Nineteen18
1918: the year Lithuania regained its independence—in honor of which Nineteen18 was named. The restaurant, which operates by a farm-to-table philosophy, is located in Senatorių Pasažas, a centuries-old mansion in the center of Vilnius. It was renovated by two renowned studios DO ARCHITECTS and YesDesign Architecture, making sure that the building retains its mixed Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical style, while still blending in with the concept of contemporary minimalist design.
The tranquility of Lake Balaton—Pine Weekendhouse
Pine Weekendhouse, perfectly composed but still breathing with nature, addresses those who want to relax at the northern gate of Lake Balaton. In the boutique inn gastronomy, art, and the atmosphere of the lake go hand in hand. The design of the rooms reflects the taste of the hosts, created with the help of interior designer Ildikó Szűcs.
Bucharest boutique—Aparterre store
Aparterre’s shop in Bucharest was conceived as a kind of private home where fashion and design lovers can feel at home: beautiful clothes, special objects, and a variety of colors and textures decorate the space. The feminine touch of the interior, designed by Bogdan Ciocodeica Studio, is given by the powdery pink color, mainly reflected in the velvet walls and curtains. Meanwhile, a cozy atmosphere is created by the use of warm, light oak chevron floor and soft carpets, setting the stage for accent elements.
Apartment in Warsaw—Robert Majkut Design
Robert Majkut Design had to implement the interior design concept for a Warsaw apartment this time. Private interiors with unique requirements: the ‘At Barbara’ project, while fully representing the client’s wishes, reveals the studio’s distinctive design features. At the request of the client, Barbara, the apartment bears the post-modern stylistic features of the Italian Memphis Group, which, despite being considered elusive by the related literature, are echoed throughout the apartment.
Czech Eden—Poetizer’s office
Poetizer is the largest poetry-themed community site in the world, with users from over 120 countries posting poems. The interior of their office in Prague, conceived by Johana Sedláčková Vamberská and Tomáš Císař, is driven by a sense of responsibility towards the environment and a minimalist mentality. At the heart of the office space is a pavilion-like structure filled with plants, “a wild jungle, a mythical Eden, an area that expresses the concept of wild thinking,” explain the designers.
Extraordinary atmosphere—Warszauer Hotel, Krakow
A slender, modern building situated in a small cobble-stoned street in the heart of the former Jewish district of Kraków—this is Warszauer Hotel, which opened in January this year, both standing out from and complementing its surroundings. The goal when designing the building was to create a unique look for the hotel which combines classic aesthetics with timeless designer pieces like the Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair or the Gubi Lounge Chairs, while still emanating a one-of-a-kind, modern atmosphere.