While the temperatures drop down south, we’re looking to the sunny side of the globe to warm our bones and satisfy our interior appetite. The latest firm we’ve enlisted in this endeavour is Plantea Studio, hailing from the sweltering city of Madrid. Plantea Studio are gently turning heads with their milky, minimalist spaces; the perfect antithesis of cold and bare. Their happy little House T+M is a stripped-back confluence of the storage-filled and subdued.
Plantea Studio hit the ground running in 2008, with a focus on applying a clear and systematic design. Engaging a number of architects and designers, the firm fosters a creative dialogue on the foundations of architecture, interior design, art and urbanism. But it was their bespoke output that enraptured us at est, focusing on the finer details in this quaint abode. Masked by warm light, we’ve certainly got our hands on a feminised minimalist delight.
From floor to ceiling, Plantea Studio have wrapped House T+M in soft textures and organic forms. Every space looks through a peaches-and-cream lens; a pastel palette punctuated by strong matte black tapware and copper fittings. Plantea Studio recognise the weight in splurging on finishes in a small space, echoed in the tactile bathroom design. A creamy palette adds softness to the timber selection of plywood in the kitchen and oak in the bathroom. Mineral paint creates visual dynamic on the walls, uniting the custom-rattan bedhead and bathroom cabinetry. Entering the walk-in wardrobe, the soft leather pulls tug on the smooth and muted theme, as just another corner of considered storage in an apartment that leaves no opportunity for tucking away untouched. Adding to the buoyant atmosphere, the selection of lighting incorporates both a copper metallic dimension and a look back at Danish-inspired pendant and wall lighting.
We’re welcoming this Spanish fusion of aesthetic and functionality. Plantea Studio have beautifully demonstrated a proficient understanding of how to design minimal spaces, in a way that combats the cold and stark associations with soft edges.