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.