Trust between the designer and the customer is very important. For Quadro Room, this is one of the most important aspects in their design process. Judging from the project we show here, it is clear that the Russian agency is more than worthy of that trust, because the result is astonishing.
Based in Moscow, Quadro Room is a unique design studio that stands for high-quality design and interiors that radiate warmth and comfort. The residential projects range from studios to flats and multi-storey houses. Their realisations don't always have to be large-scale to make a big impression, as a project like the apartment of only 65 m2 in the residential project Garden Quarters in Moscow that we show here. ‘In small flats, every detail is visible – so every element, solution, idea – everything has to be brought to perfection,’ we hear from the designers. In addition to perfection, innovation is also an important guiding principle throughout their work process and portfolio. This is what Alena Zlachevski and Anastasia Rimskaya tell us, the two young founders of Quadro Room. The duo studied together at Kosygin University in the Russian capital and consciously evolved towards interior design. ‘We already knew at school that we wanted to create something that wasn’t there yet, so we realised that we had to go towards design and architecture and we didn’t make a mistake,’ Alena and Anastasia explain. Already during their university studies, they started working on their first projects; furnishing small flats, shop windows and even taking care of the painting. The assignments became more and more extensive, and the confidence and trust of the clients grew as well. The office now exists for four years and has a growing team that can easily work on some twelve to fifteen projects simultaneously.
A realisation doesn’t have to be large-scale to leave a big impression.
The project we are putting in the spotlight here, is very characteristic of the style and approach of the design studio. ‘Sadovye Kvartaly' or 'Garden Quarters' is a prestigious residential complex in Moscow designed by Sergey Skuratov Architects. The apartment that Alena Zlachevsky and Anastasia Rimskaya were allowed to furnish here radiates a great sophistication because the designers did not want to overload it with details and colours. ‘This creates an aesthetic lightness. The concept of the project was to create a kind of modern architecture, and a light retro accent that would allow you to keep the classic elements and at the same time open up new opportunities,’ explains the duo. ‘This apartment looks like a Parisian residence with stucco, the herringbone parquet and a long balcony.’
The design also perfectly matches the surface area and function of this one-bedroom flat. ‘The functionality of the spaces takes into account the individual needs of people living in the city centre.’ The apartment should be a cosy, relaxing and high-quality place to unwind from the active social life that takes place outdoors. At the same time, the owners wanted to be able to rent out the apartment, so practical and easy-to-maintain materials were given preference. ‘For us, as designers, the most important thing is to create a harmonious, intuitive space for life. Expressing our own ideas and the characters of our customers in their home. When creating an interior, we design not only the space, but also automatically the life scenario that will unfold in it, so the most important thing is the trust and connection between the designer and the customer,’ we also hear from Quadro Room. In their project Garden Quarters, all the pieces of this puzzle came together wonderfully.
Want to discover more projects by Quadro Room? Be sure to read the article and full interview with them as published in the issue Imagicasa Autumn 2020.
Images courtesy of Quadro Room