Koti Apartment
Saliutna St, 2, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2021
55 sq.m.
Koti apartment is 55 square meters of home for a loving couple. The owners of the apartment are people deeply engaged in upcycling, recycling, and eco-friendly movement. Their home is a reflection of who they are. Koti is an echo of nature that embraces the design language of the austere aesthetic of recycled wood, renovated vintage furniture, and calmness dictated by the color scheme of the space.

The design of the apartment is an elegantly choreographed interior supported by a minimalist eclectic aesthetic that intertwines with the intimate country motifs. All the materials here are either natural or close to natural or the ones that can be re- or upcycled. A self-sufficient color scheme fills all the gaps with the wide range of calm wooden hues and textures. Bright colours pay rare visits with tangerine orange, yellow and pine green now and then. The elements of the space complete each other like air, water, fire, and earth. 

Koti project re-invents the concept of old vintage furniture that lived its life already. When it’s about the tribute to someone you love and the future that needs a very conscious approach to a now-living, at least one more life can be lived.

So. Old grandpa’s stuff was refurbished and integrated into the Koti apartment. Chairs in the bedroom — living  room chairs in the grandpa’s house. Working table in the bedroom — dining room table in the grandpa’s house. Carpet in the bedroom — living room carpet in the grandpa’s house. Carpet in the dining area — bedroom carper in the grandpa’s house. Bar counter — Kitchen countertop in the grandpa’s house. Mirror in the bathroom — Mirrors form the grandpa’s house.

Things for this place were chosen not by price but by heart. Things here are no things. They are home.

Custom made shelf and sofa. Zuiver`s Dendron Side table S and L made in mango wood. Antique carpet made by Ukrainian craftsmen. Ideal Lux`s Bianco wall lamp in white. Textile by Ukrainian brand Arce.

Restored old fashioned table, Soviet-style. Thonet`s S 32 vintage chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1929/30. Vintage Dutch table lamp by Vrieland Design likely from the 1970s. Wooden custom made shelf

Restored old fashioned chair, Soviet-style. Antique carpet made by Ukrainian craftsmen. Nordlux`s Patton floor lamp in black. Wooden bed by Krokwood made in beech tree
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