- Art & Design
For this villa in Eke, Belgium, interior business Classo was asked to take care of the furniture, the rugs, the lighting, and the decoration. The young residents highly valued a child-friendly and low-maintenance house, so everything was done to keep this into account. By mainly working with organic shapes, the result is a beautiful counterbalance to the rather sleek architecture.
For each commission, the team of Classo succeeds in letting the desires of the client seamlessly align with their recognisable but varied signature style. That was not too big of a challenge in this case, because the customers gave them more than enough creative freedom. Particularly the child-safeness and low-maintenance were of great importance, which is certainly not an uncommon request. Interior architect Colette Bruggeman decisively opted for round and organic shapes to break the minimal architecture and, in doing so, form a beautiful counterbalance. The loose furniture was the ideal opportunity for this. In the living room, a central spot is reserved for the Standard Sofa from Edra, which characterises itself thanks to an unbeatable sitting comfort and a playful and simultaneously cool character. Thanks to the flexible back and arm rests and the use of cuddly fabrics, the sofa is a real winner that gives the residents the chance to stretch out and relax. In addition, the living and dining area are connected to one another by means of this large piece. The whimsical aesthetic of the Pacha lounge chair of the French designer Pierre Paulin nicely fits in with this fluid design, and also contributes to a lively, warm colour palette. More specifically, the overall range consists of cognac and amber shades in combination with black and anthracite.
An utmost warm-hearted home that exudes casual luxury
Here, the living area is a place where a few raw notes magnificently converge with the architecture. Namely, here you see a combination of tile flooring with a rug from cactus fibres full of texture. At the same time, the delicate pieces function as an interesting contrast. The dining table is made from polished Sahara noir marble and here you also see an alabaster lamp. Next to this, some pieces were custom drawn and configured. The coffee tables were sketched by Classo and realised by a local artisan. The cast table incorporates bronze powder, because of which the piece has a unique character. For the finishing, a lot of dedication went to finding the right decoration and art works. Objects from Michael Verheyden and Anna Torfs turned out to be the perfect addition, as well as special, ethnical collectors items. To good custom, Classo also incorporated the outdoor area into their vision. This time, they added a threaded chair from Knoll. The result from their contribution is an utmost warm-hearted home that exudes casual luxury and is without a doubt a pleasure to reside in every day. Our partner Classo provided this villa with a furnishing that wonderfully converges with the architecture of the property and the wishes of the residents. Throughout the entire project, they developed a soft play of lines of rightly chosen volumes and a profound coherency in colours and materials. In doing so, they obtained a luxurious quality that highlights their services in the best way possible. Photography by Annick Vernimmen