Playful Bright Modern Minimalist Design By Studio Oink

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.

Playful Bright Modern Minimalist Design By Studio Oink
Above: “In the hallway, we opted for a combination of antiques and very modern and aesthetically simple furniture,” says Lea. The closet, a family heirloom, overlooks the Elephant bench from Sencal on the herringbone floor. The Gubi Multi-Lite is part of a collection of contemporary sculptural white lamps that Studio Oink has presented throughout.
The living room opens onto a family room furnished with Studio Oink & # 8
Above: The living room opens onto a family room furnished with Studio Oink’s Divano per la Famiglia, “a multifunctional sofa for children and adults”.

Anni bought the bamboo lights in Berlin: they are the Moolins of Lasfera. The white table is the Tray table is a Hay design.

Playful Bright Modern Minimalist Design By Studio Oink
Above: Lea and Matthias “rejuvenated” the living room by introducing inventive curtains in Kvadrat fabric in different colors and lengths. “We wanted to counter the classic character of the villa with a modern and contemporary equivalent,” says Lea. “In the past, fabrics were traditionally draped in layers and decorated with tassels and cords. We have undertaken to translate this tradition in our time. The different lengths create a kind of graphic image and look like an artistic installation. “
The family room sofa and window wall are also covered with Kvadrat fabric, including translucent rocket
Above: The family room sofa and the window wall are also covered with Kvadrat fabric, including the translucent Rocket 2, which can be layered in different ways. (Scroll to the end to see the Studio Oink window treatment plan.)
The modular Family Sofa was designed for this project: in ash wood and lacquered aluminum, it can be moved together, as shown, or separated in different configurations, and the & # 8
Above: The modular Family Sofa was designed for this project: in ash wood and lacquered aluminum, it can be moved together, as illustrated, or separated in different configurations, and the “Cloud boxes” are for storing toys. “It’s so big that we use it as a place to cuddle together,” says Anni. “This is our favorite addition, and thanks to the toy boxes, very practical. The children remove the cushions and make a big scene out of them.”

The Eames elephant is a Charles and Ray Eames design by Vitra.

The Cloud toy boxes can be used on the sofa or alone (the family keeps more Cloud boxes in their shelves), and the sofa backrests can be placed in different ways. The cushions are made of Kravdat wool designed by Herzog & de Meuron called Basel. The piece is now in production and available in a range of materials and colors directly from Studio Oink (which reports that they & # 8
Above: The Cloud toy boxes can be used on the sofa or alone (the family keeps more Cloud boxes in their shelves), and the sofa backrests can be placed in different ways. The cushions are made of Kravdat wool designed by Herzog & de Meuron called Basel. The piece is now in production and available in a range of materials and colors directly from Studio Oink (which indicates that they are also developing an all-wood version and is currently being shipped to the United States).
The family replaced the existing kitchen island with a more elegant and fully loaded Bulthaup design. Studio Oink combined it with Cherry pendant lights by Petite Friture and kept the existing gray walls and built-in wardrobes, recently enlarged to fit a Brita microwave and water station.
Above: The family replaced the existing kitchen island with a more elegant and fully loaded Bulthaup design. Studio Oink combined it with Cherry pendant lights by Petite Friture and kept the existing gray walls and built-in wardrobes, recently enlarged to fit a Brita microwave and water station.
The refrigerator is in a corner of the room which opens onto the dining room. Accordion doors lead to the garden.
Above: The refrigerator is in a corner of the room which opens onto the dining room. Accordion doors lead to the garden.
The owners say they have chosen to keep the kitchen and dining room windows bare because they like to look at the back garden. (& # 8
Above: The owners say they have chosen to keep the kitchen and dining room windows bare because they like to look at the back garden. (“The walls are thick enough that it doesn’t get too hot here in the summer,” says Anni, “although sometimes we can use sunglasses at the table.”)

A digital photograph hangs on the wall. The glass suspensions are Aballs by Parachilna.

The dining table is another piece from Studio Oink, the Tib, with a light base in lacquered aluminum and a lacquered top. It comes in a range of colors and materials. The wooden chairs are Stefan Diez & # 8
Above: The dining table is another piece by Studio Oink, the Tib, with a light base in lacquered aluminum and a lacquered top. It comes in a range of colors and materials. The wooden chairs are this design from Stefan Diez of e15.
Vico Magistretti & # 8
Above: the classic Atollo light from 1977 by Vico Magistretti, here in opaline Murano glass.
Studio Oink & # 8
Above: Plan of the ground floor and design of the window treatment of Studio Oink.

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