Herengracht - A private residence

Canal House, Herengracht, Amsterdam

Taking a holistic approach, we transformed the main living room of an eclectic style canal house into a space for reflection and retreat inspired by Japanese aesthetics and culture. This was pursued by creating space, breaking with conventions and by celebrating the imperfections of natural materials, in Japan known as the concept of "wabi sabi". Most furniture and lighting objects are custom designed for the interior. The custom pieces were complemented with furniture crafted in Japan.We guided and supervised the construction, furniture making and the execution of the project, working closely together with our network of local craftsmen and (Japanese) suppliers. 

Photography by Ralph Reniers.