All This Warehouse Stores Nowadays Is Impeccably Cool Furniture

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By Dwell / Photos by Karolina Bak
A prewar warehouse in Szczecin, Poland, formerly used by a marmalade factory, is well-preserved as a loft.

By burnishing historic details and adjusting the floor plan, Studio Loft Kolasiński restored and transformed a loft in a warehouse that dates from before World War II. 

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The living room rug is a Polish textile from the 1930s. Most of the furniture is vintage from Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, or the Netherlands. 

The living room rug is a Polish textile from the 1930s. Most of the furniture is vintage from Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, or the Netherlands. 


In addition to reconstructing an open living room, the designers had to subdivide four smaller spaces to create privacy in the expansive warehouse. 

In addition to reconstructing an open living room, the designers had to subdivide four smaller spaces to create privacy in the expansive warehouse. 


In most of the loft, the original wood flooring and the herringbone-patterned, vaulted brick ceiling have been carefully preserved. 

In most of the loft, the original wood flooring and the herringbone-patterned, vaulted brick ceiling have been carefully preserved. 


A midcentury-inspired, jet-black refrigerator from Smeg sits in the kitchen. 

A midcentury-inspired, jet-black refrigerator from Smeg sits in the kitchen.