Henri-Martin II marks Parisian design studio Atelier MKD’s second project along the highly sought-after inner-city avenue, located only a short distance from the Eiffel Tower. The brief for the project was simple: to create a modern yet functional interior that drew on the apartment’s locale and Art Deco origins.
The interiors possess hallmarks of quintessential Parisian apartments: lofty ceilings, chevron floors and windows that graciously open onto balconies. Atelier MKD committed themselves to preserving and enhancing these features to maintain a connection to the building’s past.
The interior language of curves is expressed as you transition from the living space to the dining space in the form of curved stucco walls. Pictured: a Pierre Jeanneret bench.
Carved wood is another common thread throughout the entire project, as observed in the minimalist kitchen palette.
The trees surrounding the building, which bring beautiful dappled light into the interiors, inspired the material palette. Characterised by neutral fabrics, warm woods and light stones, the palette creates a soft and intimate atmosphere within the apartment. The curves that feature throughout the entire project echo this softness, as exemplified by the curved stucco walls that subtly divide the living and dining spaces.
As well as drawing on the apartment’s location, Atelier MKD drew on its Art Deco origins, with many details, particularly those featured in the joinery, being a deliberate nod to the iconic style. Rather than approaching the style in its typical maximalist way, however, the team chose to appropriate it minimally to ensure the spaces maintained their gentle ambience.
Pictured: the Pierre Augustin Rose x Galerie Chenel Solium chair.
Pictured: a custom table in lacquered wood by Atelier MKD.
The interiors possess hallmarks of quintessential Parisian apartments, including windows that graciously open onto balconies. Pictured: the Pierre Augustin Rose Fumoir Velvet armchair and Pierre Frey Venus side table.