Collection by Marni Elyse Katz

Intemporary Design - Lugano, Switzerland

Alexandrine Lukach pandemic rental

The woolly looking ceramic piece on the side table is by Olesia Dvorak-Galik<span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">.</span>
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A ceramic vase by Anna Manako of Manako Design from the 1980s sits on a funky wooden table in the primary bedroom.
A ceramic vase by Anna Manako of Manako Design from the 1980s sits on a funky wooden table in the primary bedroom.
Alexandrine had the Costes chair by Philippe Starck sent from Ukraine. "I found it a few years ago in an Italian secondhand bookshop among the vintage art albums and couldn't leave without it,
Alexandrine had the Costes chair by Philippe Starck sent from Ukraine. "I found it a few years ago in an Italian secondhand bookshop among the vintage art albums and couldn't leave without it,
Each family member worked remotely from the apartment. Alexandrine set up a study in a portion of the living area. Other work and study spots include the terraces, the dining and kitchen tables, and the desk in the second bedroom.  They didn't settle into assigned spots, but rather moved around according to their mood.
Each family member worked remotely from the apartment. Alexandrine set up a study in a portion of the living area. Other work and study spots include the terraces, the dining and kitchen tables, and the desk in the second bedroom. They didn't settle into assigned spots, but rather moved around according to their mood.
Inspiration to use two different color fabrics for the curtains came from Alexandrine's experience designing a textile salon that carried Tricia Guild fabrics. "Color combinations are her favorite trick,
Inspiration to use two different color fabrics for the curtains came from Alexandrine's experience designing a textile salon that carried Tricia Guild fabrics. "Color combinations are her favorite trick,
Alexandrine commissioned Ukrainian craftswoman Oksana Levchenya to create a monumental soft sculpture made of socks in totem compositions for the entry.
Alexandrine commissioned Ukrainian craftswoman Oksana Levchenya to create a monumental soft sculpture made of socks in totem compositions for the entry.
Portrait in gray and yellow shades by Olga Fradina, vintage still life, 1920s sketch.
Portrait in gray and yellow shades by Olga Fradina, vintage still life, 1920s sketch.
Freestanding shelves in the kitchen hold dishes, glasses, and local ceramics. "This region is very rich in small decorative forms,
Freestanding shelves in the kitchen hold dishes, glasses, and local ceramics. "This region is very rich in small decorative forms,
Alexandrine discovered the 18th-century Italian painting at a local antique shop even though the paintwork required restoration. While transporting it back to the apartment, she noticed that the flip side was as beautiful as the front. Depending on the season and mood,  sometimes she displays the front and sometimes she displays the back.
Alexandrine discovered the 18th-century Italian painting at a local antique shop even though the paintwork required restoration. While transporting it back to the apartment, she noticed that the flip side was as beautiful as the front. Depending on the season and mood, sometimes she displays the front and sometimes she displays the back.
The upcycled Tasha ORO Solar lamp made from the remains from the Soviet car industry echoes the shapes in the Olga Fradina print in the primary bedroom. A hemp fur throw by DevoHome covers the bed a rustic Swiss cradle is a storage spot for books and magazines.
The upcycled Tasha ORO Solar lamp made from the remains from the Soviet car industry echoes the shapes in the Olga Fradina print in the primary bedroom. A hemp fur throw by DevoHome covers the bed a rustic Swiss cradle is a storage spot for books and magazines.
A vignette anchored by an Olga Fradina print in the second bedroom.
A vignette anchored by an Olga Fradina print in the second bedroom.
Alexandrine describes the second bedroom as "a functional space for a grown-up girl student."  On the wall, prints by Olga Fradina are mixed with vintage graphics from the 1960s. A lamp from the 1970s sits atop a modern italian writing desk.
Alexandrine describes the second bedroom as "a functional space for a grown-up girl student." On the wall, prints by Olga Fradina are mixed with vintage graphics from the 1960s. A lamp from the 1970s sits atop a modern italian writing desk.
The other terrace also boasts a wicker chair, plus a mid-1960s table with a terrazzo top, both from the flea market in Lugano.
The other terrace also boasts a wicker chair, plus a mid-1960s table with a terrazzo top, both from the flea market in Lugano.
The family also used the terraces as living and work spaces. The vintage wicker furniture came from the local flea market.
The family also used the terraces as living and work spaces. The vintage wicker furniture came from the local flea market.
Apartment floor plan.
Apartment floor plan.