Every year, the Casa Design team takes a trip to the Salone internazionale de Mobile Milano, and it’s almost time for us to board our flight to the gorgeous city of Milan once more! Slated to run from 12-17 April 2016, we attend this event each year to browse through the latest furniture trends and collections.
Casa Design frequently has the honor of working with architect David Hacin, president of the award-winning architectural firm Hacin + Associates. We wanted to share some of his most recent work, a large loft he converted into a residence, which was featured in the contemporary interior design magazine, Interior Living Trends.
Creating intimacy. The building’s grand windows are gorgeous, but wouldn’t have provided much in the way of privacy. Hacin built a “volume within a volume”, by which he was able to keep bedrooms and upstairs spaces more private. The entryway and stairwell creates the boundary between the two separate areas.
Lighting Design. One of the challenges in lighting a wide open loft space is nighttime lighting. You don’t want to lose the view, but you don’t want to be the star of the show either. By selecting low-profile furnishings and using floor lamps, as opposed to pendant/overhead lighting, he was able to intimately illuminate small groupings rather than the entire space.
Living Space. Hacin laments that architecture is a often a linear practice, yet human life trajectories are unpredictable. As such, he creates designs using real furnishings, antiques, heirlooms, and collectibles to ensure the finished product is meaningful and truly livable.