One of the charachteristics of using natural materials is the (often) beautiful wear they develop over time. This dark bronze door of the Neues Museum in Berlin (Friedrich August Stüler, renovated by David Chipperfield) shows the pattern of its use in the brown/gold shimmer of the parts which are touched most. Photo by 010lab.
Our guide to bespoke joinery. From the February 2016 issue of Inside Out magazine. Project by Bloom Interior Design & Decoration (bloominteriordesign.com.au). Photography by Armelle Habib. Styling by Heather Nette King. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Nook.
To create an airy and nice place to work, without any excesses, for the finance and accountancy department: that was our task. As to not get trapped in the conventional office set-up, we decided to create a square-like atmosphere, by surrounding the space with houses. These houses in fact act as storage space, meeting room, archive etc. By fully respecting the white interior, the warm contrast between the carpet flooring and the oak of the doors and cabinets is truly enhanced.