Design: steininger.designers, Photos: Catherine Roider, Text: Ute Latzke
The client had in mind a cool and elegant apartment above the rooftops of Vienna. The successful entrepreneur often travels around the country and abroad; he wants the usual comfort and luxury of modern metropolitan hotels for his new home. It sits atop a refurbished Wilhelminian-style building in the 9th district. STEININGER designs and manufactures the interior fittings for the two-storey unit with a total of 190 m2. This includes the kitchen, bedroom, dressing room, living room, sofas, all furniture, carpets, lighting and accessories.
The floor plan of the kitchen and adjoining dining room is complicated: a very long and narrow area between the living room and the terrace. Due to a side shaft, the kitchen is only 3 meters wide, that is why STEININGER is placing the WALL cabinet there. The ROCK stone island in Maya Black is positioned along the spatial axis. The matching additional table is made to measure: the stone is perfectly squared on all sides so that no joints are visible. Craft is learned at STEININGER! A solid black wood dining table is the optical extension of the kitchen island. Tom Dixon's Mirror Ball lights are a brilliant counterpoint. The kitchen wall on the side of the dining table is completely mirrored with dark glass. This reflection expands the space.
The designers cleverly use the shaft mentioned above as a room divider with a built-in fireplace. So comfort is provided in the adjoining living area. Here the floating, illuminated cabinet catches the eye, also a special solution. Oak wooden floor and white walls create a bright, cheerful atmosphere. Darker contrasts set striking accents, ground the rooms and give character. For example the carpets and furniture in the living area and bedroom. Here the wall behind the comfortable box spring bed is painted gray. Another nifty detail is the chilled minibar in the wardrobe. This means that the frequently traveling business lady always has her snacks and drinks within easy reach at home - just as she is used to from hotels. The way to the kitchen on the lower floor is spared. This is how Savoir Vivre on Top of Vienna works!