In Berlin, A Showcase for the Dark Side of Modernism

Architecture & Interiors


Expansive views and sun-drenched interiors may be a hallmark of Moderism, but what’s a Modernist with neither views nor sun to do? If you’re German interior designer and stylist Peter Fehrentz, and possessed with both vision and imagination, you create a home of singular, unexpected beauty—exactly what Fehrentz did with his Berlin pied-à-terre. Using a color scheme of dark hues—eggplant, charcoal, black—and a startling flourish of pink, Fehrentz, who wanted a “cocoon—a cozy, capsule-like retreat within the lively metropolis,” has transformed a sunless, tiny roomed dwelling into an open-plan gem a world away from light and airy Modernism. Fehrentz was after something akin to the deep, burnished hues found in Flemish Old Master paintings, and we’d say he managed to get there—masterfully.

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  2. Natacha Watson

    Oct 30, 2013 at 3:31 am

    It’s very nicely done but for me a kitchen can’t be so dark. I know it’s trendy and all but I think a kitchen must look more like that: http://www.archiexpo.com/prod/lineaquattro/contemporary-lacquer-kitchens-59306-1110115.html

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