Casual Insdustrial Style By M. Zhukov
Everybody seems to forget what the real loft should look like opting for aerial white or transparent designs. The loft is an original industrial construction, however, modern designers seem to avoid that fact. Maxim Zhukov, a designer from Russia has decorated the loft in the casual industrial style, leaving a lot of exposed masculine furnishings in the interior.
Industrial Style Loft By Zhukov
Industrial Loft By Zhukov
This apartment is located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, Russia in the attic of a six floor building. The design of the apartment was created together with a client who is a very active and loves sports. The client hates the pompous furnishings, such as candelabras, stained oaks and other attributes of the ‘Russian wealth’ display.
The loft features only 77 square meters of space, therefore, the extra space is found in the unique vertical spacing. The design of the apartment makes use of the high ceilings, incorporating alcoves in various spaces throughout the house. The exposed bricks along with concrete tiles on the walls make the apartment appear rather Spartan and brutal, however, the house has its own charm.
Among the most interesting interior highlights of the house is the mezzanine area above the master bed. The little staircase leads up to the study/working area that is located right above the bed. This is an intriguing use of the vertical spacing. Among other highlights are the unique furnishings that remind of the road: the hanging bicycle and the road signs that display the owner’s love for traveling.
Designer was also not afraid to use color, but despite the extensive use of bright hues, the apartment appears rather dark and minimalistic. It is surprising to know that this apartment is inhabited not by a bachelor, but a small family with a little child. We can conclude that despite appearing rather grotesque, the apartment is very homey and comfortable.