Ann-Christin Wentzel discovered Studio Oink via Instagram. Taken with their playful and brilliant approach to minimalism and their respect for the antique, she enlisted Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller – the duo behind the design studio with a memorable name – to renovate the breakfast room and the ballroom from Schloss Teutschenthal, the family estate of Wentzel which has become a hotel in Halle, Germany, where Anni is managing director. One room led to another: Studio Oink is in the process of completing the 20 apartments in the complex and, along the way, was also enlisted to work on the house of Anni and her husband Carl-Niklas Wentzel.
Anni and Carl, who work in renewable energies and real estate, had lived in a loft in a transformed chocolate factory which felt ideal before the children and everything was bad since the arrival of Carla, 7 years old, and Léopold, 3 years old . looking for a house and had the chance to discover a neoclassical brick villa from 1929 in Leipzig which a couple of architects had renovated for themselves “in a very pleasant way which has preserved the old structure ” Anni’s only problem was that the rooms needed more soul, and she knew exactly who could fix it. Appreciating the fact that Lea and Matthias from Studio Oink design interiors and furniture, all in a very thoughtful way and down to the smallest detail, she asked them to make their way downstairs. The architectural white walls remain as well as the formal design atmosphere, but also many surprising twists for a modern minimalist family. Come see.
Photograph courtesy of Studio Oink.
Anni bought the bamboo lights in Berlin: they are the Moolins of Lasfera. The white table is the Tray table is a Hay design.
The Eames elephant is a Charles and Ray Eames design by Vitra.
A digital photograph hangs on the wall. The glass suspensions are Aballs by Parachilna.
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