Design studio Margeza redesigned the apartment with the aim to recreate the spaces and make them more livable. The apartment has a beautiful view of the city and showing this was a primary consideration. One of the most iconic buildings of Budapest, the Parliament, and the river that splits the city is in full view, and Margeza wanted to emphasise this. The Parliament is visible even from the bath.
The interior style of the apartments is minimalistic but also colourful and bohemian. Gentle curves create balance between the spots of colour and the white of the apartment. The design studio does not conform to any rules in this interior. It uses curving furniture and walls, but livens the scheme up with vivid colours and irregularly-shaped spaces that give a sense of playfulness. The white background allows for the use of strong, vivid colours, meaning that the accessories define the mood.
Margeza didn’t leave anything standing in the apartment. Due to bad divisions, every wall was knocked down and rebuilt – it was a complete renovation. The circle became the main motif for the scheme. It appears on the doors, lamps, even the armchairs. Many pieces of furniture were designed by Margeza and handmade by a team of carpenters.
In the living room there are two items that define it: the living green wall, which brings nature into the apartment, and the glass wall, which frames picture-perfect views of the city. All the walls in the flat are white, there is a lot of light. Little spots of colour make the area feel energetic and lively. The green wall in the living room is fed by an automatic irrigation system.
The window is made from triple-layered safety glass. The bench in front of it floats on glass legs.
The two yellow armchairs are Italian designs from the 80s. The white wool carpet decorates the living room. It is a unique item designed specifically for this apartment. It shows a map of Budapest, with the different districts rendered with different wool-lengths. In the middle, the river crossing the city, the Danube is in blue. On it is a little red dot; marking the location of the flat itself. Its name is: ‘Budapest. You are here’.
The kitchen surrounds the chimney like a peninsula. The cupboards under the stairs hold kitchen appliances and storage space.
The kitchen counter and the stairs are made of Corian. The stairs were designed by Margeza, as well as the kitchen and the furniture, which were made to size by a carpenter. The doors were similarly fabricated.
The dining room hosts a Leolux table, surrounded by Kartell chairs like the petals of a flower.
The arched windows were a given, but previously they had many small panes with dividers breaking up the view. Margeza had special window panes made here, supported top and bottom by anchors, thus there are no dividing lines to draw the eye away from the beautiful park seen through them. It is rare that a loft apartment has a view of a park, but due to the hill it is the case here. There’s no need for curtains!
The ‘floating’ bed and curved cabinet in the bedroom on the bottom floor were drawn up by Margeza, too.
The red radiator brings dynamism and energy to the white bathroom. The giant mirror enlarges the space.