One more journey today, this time into a beautifully restored 180sqm, 1930s apartment in Paris which is home to MilK Editor-In-Chief, Isis Colombe Combréas, her photographer partner, Karel Balas, and their two children.

Completed in just three months, the restoration was managed by Turin-based Marcante-Testa (UdA), who were briefed to rethink the communal areas in the apartment and make them more functional and open. 


SEE ALSO: STUNNING MODERN MAKEOVER INSIDE A 19TH CENTURY HOME IN PARIS


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Simone Wall Lamp by DelightFULL “I Put a Spell on You” Like Nina Simone’s genius capacity to mesmerize us with her music, Delightfull took a design classic and reinterpreted it into a fresh wall fixture with a strong attention to detail.


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The major design element used for the required zoning of public and private space was a matte black perforated metal rack system, inspired by French designer Mathiew Matégot. The system is moveable, with rotating arms that move through each space of the home.

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HANNAH Penant Lamp by DelightFULL is a vintage suspension fixture which suits perfectly a living room. Its structure made in brass reports to a classical ambiance.


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Overall, Marcante-Testa (UdA) has achieved an innovative and cutting edge design solution, which highlights rather than conceals the original geometry and character of the property.

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Images courtesy of UdA Architects | Photography by Karel Balas | Original article on Yatzer


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