2023 GFD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – A one-bedroom 38 m2 Moscow apartment with a combined kitchen-living room and a dressing area | Alexander Tischler

We designed this interior for a couple; their children already live separately. The apartment is small; the clients would like to have a separate bedroom, find some space for a desk, and place the utility unit somewhere not in the bathroom.

We worked with a classic one-room apartment of 38 sq. m: the kitchen is in a smaller space and the living room is in a larger one. This kind of layout is pretty uncomfortable to live in for two people. We replanned the apartment in compliance with all legal restrictions, i.e. separated the kitchen-living room and the private bedroom.

There is a complete corner unit in the kitchen: the appliances are built into the cabinets and there is a straight black countertop. Its color is echoed by the built-in profile handles. Column cabinets and top modules reach up to the ceiling; the stove is equipped with a built-in hood hidden behind the facade.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Global Future Design Awards 2023

A one-bedroom 38 m2 Moscow apartment with a combined kitchen-living room and a dressing area
Interior Design Apartment (Built)

Alexander Tischler

Karen Karapetian

Design Team
Chief Designer Karen Karapetian, Designer Tatyana Zemerova, Engineer Oleg Mokrushnikov, Engineer Кonstantin Prokhorov, Head of Purchasing Ekaterina Baibakova, Finishing Manager Pavel Prokhorov, Installation Manager Alexey Stepanov, Stylist Nastasya Korbut

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The clients like to drink coffee, so we made a special retractable shelf for the coffee machine. It’s hidden behind the left front; there are outlets inside. The coffee machine is easily accessible, but doesn’t take up any countertop space.

We dismantled the windowsill and placed tall swing doors so that the kitchen has more natural light.

The balcony is insulated; there is a home office. We have designed and manufactured a hanging desk and two cabinets. There is also a place to charge the robot vacuum cleaner under the large cabinet.

The center of the kitchen-living room is accentuated with a large double-sided wardrobe. There is a shelf niche on the side of the sofa.

We chose a straight sofa on thin legs to make it visually lighter. The headboard of the sofa and the TV are about 2 m apart.

Easy access to the bed is guaranteed with two passageways leading into the bedroom. In addition, we put frosted glass sliding partitions so that the light from the window would come into the living room as well.

The bed has a headboard facing the window so that it is possible to hang a TV on the wall. We have made sure that the headboard will not be either overheated by the radiator or cold. We installed wall vents to allow fresh air in, so the windows can be kept closed.

There was an uneven protruding pylon left on the right wall. We decided not to level the entire wall so as not to lose even a centimeter, but to correct the pylon geometry and finish it with porcelain stoneware.

There are hanging cabinets above the bedside tables.

The bathroom has been slightly enlarged at the expense of the hallway. This room is narrow, so we put a shallow cabinet with a worktop washbasin on it.

A small pantry turned into a dressing room with a utility unit. There happened to be no room left for swinging cabinets though, so we kept the entire storage system open.