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{Had reblogged this space by Pierre Yavanovitch (actually his own home) last week, and decided to look up the rest of the images and put them on here for my reference… along with his other work. With a style that favours pure lines, and noble, tactile materials, his aesthetic is something that I can easily appreciate.}

 He opted for strong axes and straight lines, sometimes at an angle. He also framed doorways with bands of black. Such rigor is warmed up by the materials. Nubby fabrics abound, and sandblasted oak clads both a feature wall in the master bedroom and all four walls of the den that doubles as a guest room. For the floor everywhere but the bathrooms, he laid 18th-century oak planks, left untouched. “Sanding them would have destroyed their beauty,” he says. There’s no oil or wax finish either. 

Yovanovitch had the sofas and the built-in beds constructed from stacked planks of sandblasted oak. The results have not only the rawness of an industrial crate but also an exquisite craftsmanship. True to his aesthetic, they’re accompanied by numerous American and Scandinavian designs: tables by Donald Deskey and Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John, a chair by Harvey Probber, a desk by Hans Wegner, lamps by Paavo Tynell. The kitchen, meanwhile, offers a dash of whimsy in the form of Nendo’s lanterns made from the agricultural netting used to protect fruit and vegetables from strong winds and hungry animals.

Nothing is superfluous. Yet a part of Yovanovitch—who once described his style as “monklike but comfortable”—would prefer things to be even sparser. “If I listened to my true self, I’d live with nothing but white walls and a bench,” he claims. 


Industrial design…Need!

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Glebe by Nobbs Radford Architects.
(via Glebe by Nobbs Radford Architects | HomeDSGN)
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Opaque  by  andbamnan