One of the most relevant and iconic designers of our time, is one of the most famous architects and interior designers in the world. His practice innovatively combines functionality and durability, with a love for natural materials and signature details. Today, Designers is gonna show you the most iconic projects by Piet Boon. Then you will discover why he is a superstar in the interior design industry. Check them out!
RESTAURANT ‘THE JANE’ IN ANTWERP
Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital. Piet Boon Studio, responsible for the interior design and styling of The Jane, since then collaborated in the chapel’s unique transformation into a high-end, contemporary restaurant with international allure where experience is key.
Based on belief in authenticity, functionality and materials that ‘age beautifully’ designers chose to restore only the highly necessary in the chapel and hence preserve the rest. The original ceiling amongst others conveys the pure, understated and respectful environment that serves as the authentic host for the ultimate fine dining experience.
Moored in a beautiful and tranquil spot in a typically Dutch landscape, the houseboat is surrounded by open water on three sides with uninterrupted views to the horizon. The client wanted a minimalist look with a simple ambiance and character, in keeping with the landscape. With that in mind, designers opted for a striking box-shape, finished in black-stained red cedar. Despite strict building regulations dictating its height, they were able to realize two storeys: the bedrooms and basement lie below the waterline.
When the shutters are closed, the exterior of the houseboat functions like a shell-like enclosure. When drawn back and the patio doors opened, a big ‘open living’ feel is created. Finally, the high floor-to-ceiling glass windows – which can be fully opened – create a powerful sense of connection with the natural surroundings.
FIFTH AVENUE APARTMENT
The clients owning this Fifth Avenue apartment stumbled upon the eponymous book of Piet Boon quite by chance. His style perfectly suited the mood they had in mind for their luxury home in the heart of New York City, overlooking the city’s biggest garden: Central Park. After meeting with the clients, Piet Boon presented the first plans for this challenging renovation: owing to strict regulations of the exclusive building, everything had to be completed within four months.
An important consideration was the balance between the various rooms and making optimal use of the natural light, especially in the living spaces which overlooked the park. As the clients already possessed exceptionally good taste, studio consulted with them about their wishes and design tastes. The result is a rich, international style, with elements of European design. And thanks to our subtle use of color, the apartment is an oasis of refined tranquility, exuding an almost meditative, Zen-like atmosphere. The perfect retreat from the City’s hustle and bustle.
The Dutch international award winning design studio and global luxury lifestyle brand is a worldwide recognized specialist in total concept design delivering exterior, interior and product design excellence for residential and corporate clients and commercial partners around the world.
Piet Boon also collaborates with selected brand association partners, like Land Rover, Miele and Bang & Olufsen among others. In addition, Piet Boon has licensing agreements with 11 partners, including Moooi, Formani, Bod’or and Warendorf.
Between 2001 and 2012, Piet Boon published five highly successful international coffee table books: Piet Boon, Piet Boon 2, Piet Boon Beach, Piet Boon 3 and the most recent book Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn. Both in English and Dutch. Piet Boon 3 was published in 2011 in 8 languages. Piet Boon Styling book was written by Karin Meyn, also in 8 languages.
Written by Amândio Pereira, blogger
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