900 sqft ︱ Dark Museum aesthetic, Anti-cosy
Google "dark interiors" and you'd be served countless of articles with tips on how to make them look less clinical.
On the contrary, designer, Wei Ting, wanted the space to take on a dark, monochromatic, museum aesthetic that is anti-cosy. Rather than wall-hung art pieces, however, the concept sees art as a collection of textures, furniture, and lighting. Oak, stone, glass, fabric, and microcement, while in the same colour palette, were carefully curated and layered. An arresting sight to behold is the Fluo lamp designed by Arturo Álvarez, against the black oak joinery and furnishing. The pendant lamp created from veils of galvanised steel mesh, reproduces the illusion of a vaporous fabric, forming a fluid, elegant silhouette that artfully play with light volumes and intensity levels.
“My philosophy in design is to never restrict designing a space or home as it is, but to draw inspiration from other places that we love to be in. In this instance, when you start seeing the space you live in as a gallery, all the little details become art. My wish is for the couple to treat the space as their canvas, adding bits of their life into the space they own and build their final masterpiece as they spend their years together.” says Wei Ting.
While it appears as though a greyscale filter was added to these images, the interior indeed looks, in real life, how it was photographed. As clean, uncladded walls were imperative in this museum aesthetic, Wei Ting decided that instead of pure white, they'd take on a shade of white with a sheer grey undertone. This allows for natural light to reflect a greyscale effect across the entire space when it bounces off the walls, making the home feel mystical with an air of melancholy.