Kyiv, Ukraine, 2020
38.2 sq. m
The design of the apartment is inspired by Edward Hopper's
art narrative with its carefully constructed composition and a timeless, universal quality whispered by the night. Nighthawk’s is a small scale apartment inside a typical Kyiv building created for creative people whose aesthetic mode is always on. The main design pursuit is creating a boundless space with a strict balance between necessities and extras.
The main focus of the bedroom is a pedestal bed. The pedestal itself functions as a visual focal point for a bed, as a closet, and as a sitting place at parties and meetings. The lamp by Naama Hofman
cuts the air with light serving also as reading lighting for cherished book time inside of the Oaki lounge chair
. A massive Kaw's print
behind is to remind the nature of all the nighthawks — dark in its deepness and exquisite in its style.
Harmony of the bedroom is constructed mainly with a color scheme: black, white, and pastel shades. Brights colors knock down, naturals ones — calm down. Generally, space engages for interaction. It is not about moving things around, but about more intimate breathing level. The apartment is filled with subtle, well-thought interventions, whose ingenuity lies in the fact that they are unnoticeable.
*It is not a Kaw’s original work — it’s just a print used to make a canvas. This design project is not realized, so the copyrights are not infringed.
Nighthawk’s bathroom owns a refined sensibility that manages to combine the soothing gracefulness of craftsmanship with the polish of modernism. The spacious shower zone is designed in calm grey shades. The minimalist washbasin by Simas
is mounted into a designer cabinet by product designer Ihor Havrylenko. The cabinet is proudly wearing a black outfit with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s
pattern on it.
Exquisitely detailed, the apartment is a treasure trove of intricate interventions and bespoke furnishings whose sophistication reflects in the functionality and a passion for the fine art of design.