For a Viennese apartment building, which offers an in-house concierge service to its residents, we were contracted for the realization of the entire entrance hall, inclusive of the concierge’s reception desk and all the furnishings. “Malek Herbst Architekten”, responsible for the building’s planning, described the design quite aptly as “urban coolness combined with intimate cosiness”. Our aim was to unite functionality with an inviting and cosy ambience.
The specially processed materials used, were decisive in producing the decidedly cosy atmosphere. On one hand, we used vertical slats made of solid oak on the organically shaped wall cladding, which we stained in different coloured shades to create a consistently natural ambience.
On the other hand, we used upholstered velvet seating and velvet wall elements to both optically and haptically create a warm, and appealing atmosphere.
Lavishly wallpapered walls and ceilings, warm lighting and comfortable seating areas round off the overall effect of the foyer. It additionally offers an outward looking effect due to its wide glass floor to ceiling windows, and ensures for an inviting atmosphere.