The Room Studio, formed by Meritxell Ribé and Josep Puigdomènech, one of the most renowned interior design practices in Spain (discover here our selection of best interior design studios in Spain) recently completed their Poblenou Loft.
The Poblenou loft is a 300 m2 and double-height industrial space located in the Poblenau area of Barcelona. Despite being an industrial style and very marked, it was sought to provide the home with a cozy and fluid image seeking timelessness.
The owners asked to create a home whose main objectives were the promotion of the architecture of the room, emphasizing the industrial style and materials with the new pieces incorporated into each area. They wanted to keep some original elements of the loft such as the facilities seen, the natural materials and their imperfections, and a more creative part of the work.
In addition, customers had the idea of allocating space both for living and for holding events and exhibitions related to the art world. For this, a very versatile space was created capable of covering different uses and, sometimes, simultaneously such as larger spaces for leisure and other more collected and private, such as the suite room. In the back area there are two guest rooms and an office.
Cabinets in The Room Studio, painting of Malgosia Jankowska and sculptures by Fernando Suárez Reguera in Victor Lope’s Gallery, floor lamp of Davide Groppi, sofa of Saba Italia, auxiliar table of Menu, rug of BSB Alfombras.
In the main area, The Room Studio designed a distinction of each corner but giving each one a unique use. It was carried out through the placement of pieces of furniture and the deployment of carpet that allowed to make this type of division in a natural and very visual way.
This space is illuminated by three suspended luminaries of large dimensions, helping to enhance the double-height with a very minimalist, sophisticated and lightweight design. The original industrial style kitchen was preserved, incorporating it into the new design and integrating it with the color range of the rest of the loft.
Dining table of the Property; red chairs of Vitra; floor lamp of Vibia; table lamp of Menu; paintings by Berto Martínez and big painting by Gustavo Díaz Sosa in the Victor Lope’s Gallery; cabinets and complements in The Room Studio.
Very special and character pieces were placed for the dining room, matching the modern style and providing the contemporary design note. This combination allowed to obtain fluidity, finding the perfect balance between comfort, design and warmth. The projection zone was created with a double utility; on the one hand, it will serve as an exhibitor and reinforcement in the events and, on the other hand, it will be used in a more informal and particular way for the visualization of films. The curved sofa allows visibility of both the hidden projector on the transverse wall and the television on the side, as well as breaking with such straight lines.
The center of the loft is marked as a channeling axis of the living room the modular island sofa, very functional and with the possibility of changing position according to needs. The suite focuses on the second level of the house, overlooking the rest of the space and includes pieces that add practicality and sought to create a more cozy and intimate area.
The general lines used in the loft are industrial and pure, as opposed to more rustic ones through the use of more solid pieces and others of great contemporary designers. Natural materials such as leather and organic fabrics are used throughout the house playing with plain and more dynamic patterns. The vegetation is a very important point in the creation of the design, it brings the green and natural note to the space. Different types are appreciated in each corner and area, providing height and giving a tropical touch to the environment.
Armchair of Cuero Design, auxiliar table of Menu, jar y floor lamp in The Room Studio, scupture by Fernando Suárez Reguera and painting by Francisco Suárez in Victor Lope’s Gallery, plant of Teodora Exteriorismo
Floor lamp of Ingo Maurer, stools of Singular Market, table lamp, tableware in The Room Studio.
Bed of Novamobili; photograph by Jonny Paw in Victor Lope’s Gallery; auxiliar table, stools and multicolor cushion in The Room Studio; gray cushion and white of Teixidors, bedclothes in Home Design International.