interior, exhibition

Studio in Újlipótváros

Geometric play

The renovation of this tiny, quiet downtown apartment was one of our favorite projects. It has a twitchy bookcase, lots of plywood, blue cuboids, flower patterned tiles and a little bit of Csontváry. The most iconic element of the apartment is the parametric bookcase, which was conceived as a little geometry game: looking at it from the front it’s a simple rectangular grid, but the intersection points are all at different depths, so it looks like as if the shelves were doing a wiggly dance. All the horizontal and the vertical elements are laser cut plywood pieces that were simply slid into each other on the spot. These playful shapes – completed with stricter rectangular shapes and cuboids – appear on other pieces of furniture like a coffee table, nightstand, mirror and a lamp. The old, dark stained oak floors and the lighter plywood and oak veneer textures are complemented by the softer blue colors and flower patterns, and also the contemporary geometric reproduction of the owner’s favorite Csontváry painting, which covers the wall of the dining room.

Interior design and construction: Nóra Pajer, Noémi Soltész / Nanavízió / 2016
Team: Bálint Somogyi, György Varga
Location: Budapest, 13th district
Size: 55 m2
Photo: Norbert Juhász