Four-story loft in the “Manhattan House” residential complex in Moscow that was developed along with the history of a family. The loft complex in American classicism style is a reconstruction of a factory built in the 1930s. The owner of the Manhattan Loft likes industrial style, so the apartments were decorated in this way. The entire project was made in two steps: in 2017 INRE had made the timeless interior of two floors. A few years later when the owner’s daughters were born, INRE created the interiors of the baby loft on two added upper floors.
On the first floor of the apartment, there is a kitchen and a large living room with a second row of windows. Designers used textured and raw premium-quality materials. The walls are decorated with spectacular transom bricks Kolumba manufactured by “Petersen”.Engineered planks Bonum Wood was brought from the Baltics. It is solid oak with hand-scraping elements: grooves are cut out manually and the wood becomes corrugated and tactile. The ceiling and part of walls are clad with barn planks brought from old, disassembled Canadian barns to underline the history of the industrial building converted into housing.
The vertical foresides of the lockers, which are made in the form of stacked drawers with careful color selection, are handmade by INRE's sketches. To achieve a vintage effect, cracks were mechanically made on the wood, then about 14 layers of various paints and varnishes were applied to the surface.
Suspended spherical lamps were custom made by “Catellani & Smith”. The floor lamp and frames in oxidized lacquered metal with a “fixed rust” effect were projected by INREs. Next to the handing functioning fireplace designers have created the relax zone with a charismatic leather armchair and a low coffee table by “Baxter” and a floor lamp “Oluce” curved in the shape of the letter Z.
On the second floor, there is a master bedroom and a study. These two zones are separated by a shower cabin with an overhead shower. Its walls are clad in Negro Marquina marble. On the opposite side, designers put a console with a chrome base. The glossy black quartzite worktop accentuates the whiteness and graceful shapes of the washbasins by “Antonio Lupi”. The freestanding bathtub made by “Devon-Devon” is installed near the large stained glass.
The bed in the bedroom, designed by INRE, is equipped with casters. The sockets are integrated into the floor and are easy to use regardless. From any point on the floors, the second row of windows is visible, so the loft is very spacious and full of light.
The Baby Loft is also a two-story space with the second row of windows. On the first level, there is a large playroom with a functional fireplace and a kitchen with refrigerator “Smeg '' colored like the Italian flag - the owners are interested in Italian culture. On the second floor, there are two children's bedrooms and a bathroom. The living room is made in light neutral colors.