Named Loft Hamburg, this contemporary loftwas designed by GRAFT for client Vanessa Kullmannand reportedly cost $200,000. In my opinion, that’s a very worthy price to pay because this apartment does not only have everything that a modern person needs, but also have such an original design that effectively and uniquely accommodates all those necessities. The dominant colors are cream, brown, and white. Materials like wood and stone is used in several furniture and parts of the floor, while the sofas are covered in suede. Those are the things that bring warmth to the space. The loft also looks bright, thanks to the French windows lining up on one side of the room and the sufficient lighting. Furthermore, the unexpected angles in the furniture add a sophisticated and elegant touch to the entire design.
The main attraction of this loft is the kitchen and little bathroom, which are fitted together seamlessly in something that looks like an asymmetrical wooden cube standing in the middle of the loft. A bookshelf was also built into one of the sides of the cubes. Behind the cube, in a recess in the wall, is the bathtub with stone tiles around it as backsplash.The other things in this loft are fitted in with the same efficient use of space which also becomes its uniqueness. A wall panel can slide open to reveal the monitor of the computer, and the console top under it also hides some storage space. The sofas are also built into walls, and recessed lightings are used abundantly to enhance the sleekness of the design.A double bed stands by the window and is illuminated by a couple of recessed lightings from above it.
Although this loft was designed for private residence, that does not mean it can’t entertain many guests. The spaciousness of the loft, the abundance of sitting space, as well as the large wooden dining table (which can seat up to eight people) are the proofs. I think it is very nice that the loft can be compact and simple without having to sacrifice its ability to host many people. In short, Loft Hamburg is the perfect compromise between original contemporary design, simplicity, functionality, and hospitality.