A pioneer in his field, one of Lebanon’s most aspiring architects well known for his avant-garde designs, Bernard Khoury, has done it again, this time with his own apartment in Beirut. Using two main materials for the entire apartment : painted steel & wood, this combination created a modern yet industrial looking space. The double height in the main living area, the lovely bookcase contouring the space with a steel bridge going all around is just beautiful. A unconventional sofa from Living Divani complements the space perfectly.
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Architecture studio Egue y Seta turned an old toy shop into a contemporary industrial house in Barcelona, Spain.They kept the brick walls and concrete look, and then added glass, oak & Iroko wood, in addition to an integrated garden to make it more contemporary and livable. The furniture chosen complemented the space really well, enhancing its industrial/ vintage look.
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DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud’s downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern. The interior, by Thomas Schlesser of the firm Design Bureaux, Inc. ( Winner of Hospitality Design Best Casual Restaurant Design 2010) is inspired by the Bowery neighborhood of lower Manhattan, well-known for its industrial restaurant supply stores. Floor to ceiling shelving stocked with the restaurant’s own tools, tableware and dry goods overlook a partially open kitchen. Metal restaurant-supply-store shelving creates a hide-and-seek effect between banquettes and the dining room, the dining room and the open kitchen.
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