In the heart of London's bustling Chelsea, hidden behind a stately door with a classic stone frame, lies an oasis of tranquillity and refined beauty. Located in the chic Chelsea district, this London pied-à-terre is imbued with the unique vision of emerging design firm OZA Design, founded by the talented Özge Öztürk from Turkey and Alexandre Simeray from France.
This house is not just a home; it is a work of art that reflects the collaboration between OZA Design and art consultant Maria Abramenko. The designers travelled to different countries in search of the best craftsmen to create their first collection of furniture and lighting. The emphasis is on a minimalist approach, raw natural materials and a soft colour palette, accentuating the natural beauty of the space.
The architectural history of the house is rich and varied, from a billiard room to the home of an actress and a famous writer. Now it belongs to an English and French entrepreneur, a dynamic thirty-something who decided to embrace this house as his London pied-à-terre. OZA Design thoughtfully designed every aspect of the interior, from the hot-rolled steel kitchen to the carefully executed clay walls. Art consultant Maria Abramenko added an extra layer by working with the design studio to select artworks at Cadogan Gallery, including pieces by Sam Lock and Tycjan Knut. The concept behind this home revolves around balance, harmony and emotional design. Their minimalist approach, natural materials and refined details create a timeless soul for this home.It is not just a house; it is a space steeped in feelings and emotions, where functionality merges with aesthetics. Each room exudes the same attention to detail, with careful lines connecting architecture, furniture and lighting. The essence is invisible to the eye, and yet there is a beautiful balance between light and shadow, between traditional and unusual. The choice of natural materials, such as clay walls and custom wooden floors made of recycled oak, testifies to a deep respect for the environment and a commitment to timeless elegance. The heart of the house, the living room, is bathed in natural light and characterised by an integrated closet with fireplace, designed as a versatile space for rest and social gathering. OZA's Warrior collection, with furniture and wall lights, exudes a timeless power that enriches the space.
Their minimalist approach, natural materials and refined details create a timeless soul
From the dining room to the kitchen, each space tells a story of craftsmanship and dedication to aesthetics. The upper floor offers a more intimate approach to design, with a study, master bedroom and bathroom as highlights of sophistication and comfort. Amid the dynamism of Chelsea, this pied-à-terre offers not only a visual and artistic experience, but also a functional and flexible design. The ground floor is dedicated to public living spaces, while the first floor houses private spaces. A conscious decision to remove redundant doors and increase the size of the architraves allows light to flood the space, creating a visible thread connecting each area. This design is not just a house, but a space that reflects the needs of its occupant in line with the cultural shift of the current era. It is a place where form and function come together seamlessly, and where the essence of the house manifests itself in the fluid harmony between its physical and emotional dimensions. OZA Design's success is due not only to their creative vision, but also to the partnership between Özge and Alexandre, who brought together their different backgrounds and traditions to create something new and unique. In their words, OZA is more than a design agency; it is a complete and creative vision of design that continues to expand into new projects and areas. This London pied-à-terre in Chelsea is not just a house; it is an ode to timeless elegance, craftsmanship and the art of emotional design. It is a place where balance and harmony come together, and where each space tells a story that resonates with the soul of its occupants. Photography by Edvinas Bruzas
Text by Elke Aerts