In 2014 Studio Marco Dessí was commissioned by Wiener Räume GmbH with the renovation and redesign of an apartment at Sonnenfelsgasse 3 in 1010 Vienna. The premises were converted into a studio apartment, which is available for the modern nomad to rent. The facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a sleeping unit, work space and a full bath. The sleeping unit constitutes the center of the apartment: it simultaneously works as a room partition as well as providing working space. The unit presents itself with a possibility to retreat with views to the outside: spatial separation is achieved by curtains and an almost floor to ceiling oak wall, which on the outside makes room for a coat rack. On the root end of the sleeping unit you will find a built in work space. The color scheme is muted and suggests a casual homeliness, while the contrasting colors of the materials emphasize the character of a hotel accommodation.
With this project Studio Marco Dessi makes a remarkable shift in scale: the usual detailing of product design is successfully applied to an interior design project. They effortlessly pick up original features inherent to the early 19th century apartment, like the incredibly deep windowsills and transform them in an impromptu stand-up bar!
The studio apartment is complemented by furniture from the Studio Marco Dessi and objects individually selected by the designer.