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Lake House

Geneva, Switzerland

The architecture of this Geneva based family home was inspired by the dramatic triangular shape of the site with its very restrictive design and building parameters. SAOTA came up with a reductive design that developed as a result of carving and sculpting away forms from the triangular footprint.

The contemporary architectural spaces defined the design direction which resulted in a modern approach to the interior. Because of the irregular shape of the main living spaces, furniture with organic and / or rounded shapes were specifically designed and selected. Custom sized and organic shaped stitched Nguni rugs were designed for both the living room zones. The occasional chairs in the formal lounge are the GT chairs from OKHA which is the furniture studio associated with ARRCC.

A selection of international contemporary branded furniture was specified for the project.

Bespoke signature pieces were sourced from OKHA, our furniture retail outlet, in South Africa.

The living room is divided into two zones, the formal area and the informal arrangement centered around the feature fireplace. Continuity of these two zones was achieved by specifying the same modular sofa in different configurations which are the curved ARNE sofas from B & B Italia.

The feature woven leather ottoman in the informal area is the TRICOT pouf from Poltrona Frau.

The formal area of the lounge is dominated by the brilliant colourful portrait from Parisienne artist Francoise Nielly. A playful element in the room is the horse lamp from MOOOI.

Architecture by SAOTA.