New York designer Kristina Louks has softened the industrial architecture of this office with light wood, natural palette and modernist furniture.
Designer Kristina Louks got the perfect architectural “canvas— – a spacious loft in a New York industrial building in 1912. Having met the founders of the hedge fund, the office of which she was to design, Louks decided to bring femininity and softness into a rather brutal space. “I wanted to make the “feminine” character of the interior manifest itself naturally, without cliches and too obvious references”” the author explains.
Thanks to the designer’s anti-stereotype approach, there are no pink sofas or flowered wallpaper. Louks opted for the warm natural shade of natural oak, the milky color of the walls and the smooth outlines of objects. Huge windows fill the rooms with light, and light chairs on thin legs and laconic shelving retain a sense of spaciousness. “I really love Scandinavian design, and it seemed to me that its restrained palette, abundance of natural wood and openness are well suited for this project”” the author explains.
The office occupies an entire floor of the building and includes an office of the founders, a multifunctional workspace for two employees, three additional offices and a kitchen-dining area. There are a lot of wooden objects here: an oak reception desk, a double-sided shelving with streamlined shelves, chairs and cabinets of the Danish brand Skagerak. They are accompanied by Isamu Noguchi lamps, tables from &Tradition, chairs of the Danish company Lassen in cognac leather and upholstered with textured boucle chairs of the Kardiel brand. Plain textiles with a pronounced texture emphasize the noble simplicity of the interior.