Freunde von Freunden and Vitra’s Berlin Apartment

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March 15, 2014
A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle voyeur Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte. Read Full Article
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  Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra ApartmentThe web magazine’s collaboration with the Swiss design house Vitra is both a statement and showplace summing up their vision of modern living, and also showcases the work of other design studios such as New Tendency, which provided the white Sid & Chad vases.Photo by Steve Herud
    Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    The web magazine’s collaboration with the Swiss design house Vitra is both a statement and showplace summing up their vision of modern living, and also showcases the work of other design studios such as New Tendency, which provided the white Sid & Chad vases.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
“We wanted to create a showplace for the community, a space to bring people together,” says Frederik Frede, the site’s founder and creative director. “The goal was to make it cozy, without the feeling of a showroom.” The designer pad also boasts an Epson projector and Burmester audio system. Photo by Steve Herud
    Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    “We wanted to create a showplace for the community, a space to bring people together,” says Frederik Frede, the site’s founder and creative director. “The goal was to make it cozy, without the feeling of a showroom.” The designer pad also boasts an Epson projector and Burmester audio system.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Frede, along with architect Etienne Descloux and interior designer Katrin Greiling, created what he describes as a hybrid of Californian and Scandinavian styles.Photo by Steve Herud
    Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Frede, along with architect Etienne Descloux and interior designer Katrin Greiling, created what he describes as a hybrid of Californian and Scandinavian styles.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Unable to remove the center wall, architect Etienne Descloux instead created a wood-paneled centerpiece for the apartment.Photo by Steve Herud
    Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Unable to remove the center wall, architect Etienne Descloux instead created a wood-paneled centerpiece for the apartment.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Tented fabric provides separation for the bedroom, and plays off the room's array of textures.Photo by Steve Herud
    Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Tented fabric provides separation for the bedroom, and plays off the room's array of textures.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Ride the wave: The sleek, open kitchen, centered around the custom black marble island with none-too-subtle Southern California callouts like the surfboard in the corner, is Frede’s favorite room. The kitchen fixtures and countertops are by Miele and Dornbract. Photo by Steve Herud
    Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Ride the wave: The sleek, open kitchen, centered around the custom black marble island with none-too-subtle Southern California callouts like the surfboard in the corner, is Frede’s favorite room. The kitchen fixtures and countertops are by Miele and Dornbract.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Architect Etienne Descloux adjusted the original bathroom design to provide more space for storage in the kitchen. Bike by Mikili, flowers by Marsano.Photo by Steve Herud
    Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Architect Etienne Descloux adjusted the original bathroom design to provide more space for storage in the kitchen. Bike by Mikili, flowers by Marsano.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Completed in early March, the apartment has already been used for commercial shoots, as a showroom for press days, and for dinner among friends and colleagues.Photo by Steve Herud
    Kitchen of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Completed in early March, the apartment has already been used for commercial shoots, as a showroom for press days, and for dinner among friends and colleagues.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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  Bathroom of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment
Hanging plants and an open shower accentuate the bathroom’s light, airy layout. Sink by Alape, shower and fixtures by Dallmer and Dornbracht.Photo by Steve Herud
    Bathroom of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

    Hanging plants and an open shower accentuate the bathroom’s light, airy layout. Sink by Alape, shower and fixtures by Dallmer and Dornbracht.

    Photo by Steve Herud

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