Gwenael Nicolas reinterpreted his design to his own residence in the center of Tokyo.
“Living in Tokyo, a city that is always shifting and travelling regularly, I wanted to conceive a retreat that felt timeless and in a way almost pristine. A place of harmony and serenity created by the alternation of contradictory elements and emotions.
This apartment was designed using contrasted materials, shape and volumes, primitive but refined, brightness and softness, a dialogue with darkness and materiality.
Space is really scarce in Tokyo interiors. The challenge was to alter its perception, opening the space and twist it , to reveal a different dimension and an unique composition.”
The silky interior becomes a canvas for eclectic objects and art
pieces: the theme of abstract flowers inspire the selection of the pieces like an inner garden: a vertical ceramic flowers by Catia Pessoa, a lotus paint by Cheng Jiang Hong, a portrait by Katsura Funakoshi.
Photography: Satoshi Shigeta