The Polish design studio Anke Design realised a beautiful monochrome flat in Krakow. Raw materials are combined with natural finishes and an earthy colour palette. Modest and sober, but warm in character, this is the perfect retreat.
In addition to the choice of materials, the neutral colour palette also contributes to the serene aesthetic.
Modest in colour as well as decoration and materials, only three materials are dominant throughout the project, namely micro concrete (on the walls, ceilings and floors), a grooved panel of natural veneer and natural stone. "Natural finishes that gently reflect the incoming natural light create a calming space," says Gawlik. The designer used natural plaster to visualise the multidimensionality of the walls and ceilings, opening up the space and creating flowing transitions. It also emphasises the monochrome aspect of the house. Gawlik also mentions natural Polish linen as a tribute to the local craft and soft finishing element. In addition to the choice of materials, the neutral colour palette also contributes to the monochrome and serene aesthetic. The flat is located in a densely built-up area of Cracow. Both Gawlik and the owner wanted to create an atmosphere that was completely different from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. This very much determined the choice of colours. The natural micro-concrete and the rounding off of sharp corners are also a result of this. "This allowed us to create a calm and revitalising space," they say. The flat is surrounded by a large terrace that they want to turn into a natural garden that you can admire from every room.
Like all Anke Design projects, this flat is an expression of pure harmony and simplicity. Want to know more about Anke Design? Read the full article in Imagicasa Autumn 2021.
All pictures are courtesy of Anke Design Studio