Atelier living // vietas transformācija mūsdienās
Skatoties pēc definīcijas vārds “moderns” nozīmē – tāds, kas atbilst sava laika prasībām, attiecīgi viss modernais ir mainīgs un vērsts uz attīstību, inovāciju. Jaunas, taustāmas lietas, vai tā būtu mākslas, dizaina, modes vai tehniskā joma rodas darbnīcās, studijās jeb atelier… telpās, kas bieži vien ierīkotas garažās, rūpnīcās vai nozares specifikai piemērotos kvadrātmetros. Principā, mēs runājam par darba vidi, kur izpausties radošam garam. Jau pierasts, ka darbu darām no savām mājām, vai gluži pretēji darbs kļūst par mūsu otrajām mājām. Robeža izšķīst.
Tāpat kā Modernista komandai, arī mūsu viesiem un klientiem K.Barona 31, kļuvusi par neatņemamu un radošo darba vidi. Augustā plānots atklāt arī Modernists DESIGN telpu, kur ikonisku mēbeļu dizaina piedāvājums, papildināts arī ar krāsu, audumu, materiālu paraugu krātuvi, kas dizainerim un klientam ļauj pilnīgāk uzburt personīgās telpas vīziju.
Attiecīgi, Modernists DESIGN konceptu uztveram par atvērto atelier, kur top interjers, darbošanās ir prieks un nepieciešamie resursi atrodas rokas stiepiena attālumā.
Nedaudz atskatoties vēsturē, šī brīža Modernista telpās jau izsenis mājojis mākslas un dizaina gars. 1958.gadā Barona ielas 31 ēkā, slavenais arhitekts Modris Ģelzis radīja modernisma stila interjeru veikalam Mākslas grāmata.
“Esmu vienmēr centies pēc skaidrības un vienkāršības gan uzbūvē, gan formās. Tās sasaucas ar mūsu tautas arhitektūru, kurai nav raksturīgs dekoratīvisms.” Modris Ģelzis
Gadu gaitā, mainoties īrniekiem, veidojās bezgaumīgs materiālu uzslāņojums. Kad telpas pārņēma Modernista saimnieki Santa un Mārtiņš Pīlēni, viņi mērķtiecīgi atbrīvojās no 60 gados uzkrātā slāņa, atsedzot oriģinālo sienu un griestu krāsojumu, apmetumu, kā arī divkrāsu klona grīdas.
Tēmas iedvesmoti, augustu esam nolēmuši veltīt atelier/studiju/darbnīcu tēmai, kas iedvesmo, ne tikai mūs bet neskaitāmus stila gardēžus visā pasaulē.
ATELIER IEDVESMAS STĀSTI
Christian Dior atelier
Ikoniskais stāsts, kurš aizsākās pirms 70 gadiem, kad modes dizainers prezentēja savu pirmo kolekciju, nosaucot to savā vārdā. Viņa dibinātais atelier turpina pastāvēt arī mūsdienās.
*Christian Dior was in his 40s by the time he made fashion history. Famous atelier, who ushered in the nipped waist, full skirted ensebles that re-defined postwar fashion in the 1940s.
Gertrude Stein darbnīca
Amerikāņu noveliste, poētiķe un mākslas kolekcionāre.
Gertrude Stein savu atelier padarīja par moderni domājošo prātu meku.
Atelier sienas klāja gleznas no Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin, savukārt ieejas durvis viscaur tika aplīmētas ar Picasso skicēm. Ģertrūde Šteina savu atelier padarīja par pirmo modernisma mākslas galeriju.
*“Always wanted to be historical,” Gertrude Stein announced shortly before her death, “from almost a baby on, I felt way about it..”
Coco Chanel apartamenti Parīzē
Coco Chanel savu dzīvojamo telpu izmantoja kā atelier. Šobrīd telpas ir pārdošanā. Pēc renovācijas tās atjaunotas un iekārtotas ar mēbeļu ražotāja un Modernists pārstāvēto zīmolu &tradition.
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions,” Coco Chanel
Olivetti showroom Venēcijā
1950.gadā arhitekts Carlo Scarpa radīja Olivetti showroom kā dizaina platformu, kurā tirgot mēbeles un likt klientiem justies radoši iedvesmotiem.
Šodien Olivetti showroom atpazīstams kā vēsturiska telpa/muzejs, kurā apskatāms gan arhitekta Skarpas veidotais interjers, gan Olivetti produkti.
Alma meeting point Stokholmā
Arhitektu firma Tham&Videgard, Stokholmas dizaina koledžu pārvērta par radošu dizaina satikšanās vietu, nodēvējot to par Almu – latīn.tulkojumā skola/ universitāte.
Šī vieta zināma visā pasaulē un kļuvusi par iecienītu darba platformu dizaina industrijā strādājošajiem.
*”We have have used solid materials, and quality in each instance, avoiding gimmicks and more temporary design solutions,” Alma co-founder Fredrik Carlström told Dezeen. “We want to build an institution.”
Henri Matisse atelier
Franču mākslinieks, gleznotājs un skulptors. Kopējiem spēkiem ar Picasso definēja modernās mākslas virzienu pasaulē. Ekspresīva krāsu un formu valoda pusgadsimta laikā piešķīra atpazīstamību uz mūžu.
*“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
Rolling Stones, mūziķu apvienība
Paguruši no ierakstu studiju noteikumiem, Rolling Stones grupa izveidoja paši savu ierakstu studiju, kura atradās Mick Jaggers lauku mājā, Anglijā.
Tā kā studijai nepieciešamās ierīces bija jāpārvieto ar busiņa palīdzību, Rolling Stones dzima ideja par pārvietojamu ierakstu studiju Mobile.
“The Rolling Stones Mobile was the band’s ‘weapon of choice.’ When we think about Montreux, ‘Machine Head’ and the band’s legacy, we can’t separate them from the Mobile – it was a critical component in the band’s recording process, and very integral to the legend of Deep Purple.”
GET THE LOOK: Modernists DESIGN pārstāvēto zīmolu produktu izlase, iedvesmojoties no dažādām darbnīcām, studijām un atelier.
String Shelving system
Frama Eiffel lamp
Nils Moormann Bookinist
S 32 Design Marcel Breuer, künstlerisches Urheberrecht Mart Stam, 1929/30
&tradition Develius sofa
&Tradition Palette table
Jot.Jot Piano album cover rug
Foto: Christian Dior Pleasurephoto; Gertrude Stein Lorientlejour; Chanel Stylepark Nicolas Anetson; Olivetti Santa Pīlēna; Alma Emil Fagander, provided by Alma;Matisse Hoolawhoop; Rolling Stones Musicfeeds;
Agnese the MUSE
If there is a muse for fashion designers, then editor-in-chief of conceptual mag Benji Knewman, Agnese, is an inspiration of Modernists. Since our first day she’s been with us, and is a true ambassador of Modernists design furniture. Recently, she was interviewed by one of our selected by Modernists brands Scandinavian //Ferm Living//. Here is a sneak peek, but you can find the full “set” in the LINK.
Selected by Modernists and by Agnese:
Ferm Living flower pot
Thonet iconic chair
Eiermann table by Richard Lampert
Tom Pouf in green by Richard Lampert
We are very excited to announce Thonet as a NEW brand represented at Modernists design showroom!
Thonet today, as in the past, is considered a pioneer of furniture design throughout the world. The company was established in 1819 by Michael Thonet to produce his own designs, using the then new bentwood process, which he developed. Within a short period of time it became a major furniture manufacturer with a global distribution network.
In the 1930’s a major expansion took place with the addition of tubular steel furniture from famous Bauhaus associated designers such as Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe. Today, as well as continuing with the manufacture of many of the tubular steel and bentwood classics, Thonet, in their long established tradition of innovation and design quality, introduce products by renowned contemporary architects and designers.
” Nils Holger Moormann is like his furniture, his furniture is like him: ascetic, intelligent, humorous and stubborn. Whoever buys it, soon realizes it’s like inviting a wayward child into the home, one whose devotion needs first to be earned. But it will last a lifetime. ”
Nils Holger Moormann has developed furniture pieces in the “New German Design” style since 1982. With young, unknown designers and their own creative department, he designed furnishings with clean lines and a minimalist design language. A special feature of Moormann is that the distribution of classics such as the Moormann FNP shelving system is exclusively carried out by regional companies. In this way, Nils Holger Moormann and his staff can monitor the production process in detail and also strengthen the region. Nils Holger Moormann helps ambitious young designers who are taking their first tentative steps. Conventional living concepts are permanently brought into question and enriched by new ideas.
Latvian Design Award 2018
We are proud to be TOP FINALIST at Latvian Design Award with interior design and visual identity.
Latvian Design Award is an annual national design industry competition, whose goals are to identify, judge and promote the best accomplishments of Latvian designers, thus facilitating the use of design created in Latvia and long-term development and growth of the Latvian design sector.
The competition is the biggest event of the year in Latvian design to have been recognised as an initiative of national importance, and the award itself is the highest award in the Latvian design sector. The competition is open to organisations and private individuals that use design as a driving force for innovation and create products or services.
The competition is being organised by the H2E Design Studio in collaboration with the Republic of Latvia’s Ministry of Culture, the Latvian National Museum of Art’s Decorative Art and Design Department, and the Art Academy of Latvia.
GREAT selection of the highlights
In the last month Modernists team visited two big design related fairs – IMM Cologne 2018 and Stocholm Furniture Fair 2018. We have some DETAILS CAPTURED presented by or long-term friends and guests at Modernists showroom – Richard Lampert, Please Wait To Be Seated, New Tendency, Anour, String …Kvadrat and Frama. Please enjoy!
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Modernists ON THE COVER of Deko magazine
We teamed up with the most cool interior design magazine DEKO and created a LIVE cover. It becomes LIVE once you pass Modernists shop window. So you can choose – window shopping or just ENTER and meet our creative duo – set designer/Modernists creative director Santa Pilena and architect Martins Pilens, who create and share trendy urban interiors, filled with iconic and timeless design furniture.
SHOP THE LOOK
- BABETTE suspension lamp from Torremato by designer Cristina Celestino, 485€
- EIERMAN TABLE from Richard Lampert by designer Egon Eiermann, 1404€
- RIVET ROCKER trolley from Bordbar, from 1329€
- MODERNISTS Mobile Board from Modernists Design,
- MAX BILL table clock from Junghans, 475€
- GOZANGA tiles from Fornace Brioni by designer Cristina Celestino, from 66 to 266€ m2
Everything from cover photo, advice collums and even LIVE COVER at Modernists K.Barona 31 is now done! Thank you for this great collaboration, DEKO!
Modernists is officially open! To kick start our first #projektsdarbistaba – project that showcases a perfect modern office interior inspired by real or fictional character …. we choose fiction – DON DRAPER from TV series MAD MEN to be precise! Our vision is to create that perfect workspace, wether it’s a place you daily travel to OR stay at home in your comfy luxury leather slippers and work from study. Our first edition is in the mood of 60’s – from decor elements to colours and placement of our beloved design pieces. WELCOME to layered modernism at MODERNISTS!
- *MAD MEN – a drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. The set design has won several design awards and is almost unbelievable to realise they actually NOT REAL INTERIORS.
Photos : Beate Ligere, AMC, interiordesign.net
MODERNISTS design and boutique champagne shop/bar edition #1
Atmosphere that radiates elegance, intelligence and stands for fresh and clear approach in the field of interior design. Modernists is not just a design furniture showroom, it reflects our lifestyle needs for COMFORT, SOCIALIZING and BESPOKE interiors, infused with a drop of champagne. First introduced in 2014 as a small design boutique, Modernists has outgrown in a trendy space that connects people from different backgrounds, who all share love for contemporary, urban living.
Founded and opened after reconstruction by architect Martins Pilens and his wife Santa, who both share one vision, values and love for sophisticated luxury built on quality and craftsmanship, can now be summarized as LAYERED MODERNISM.
We offer on site showroom with latest design trends and inspiring interior examples, champagne shop with the widest offer in Latvia, complemented with a trendy champagne bar. Almost every object featured in the showroom/bar is for sale.
To serve the needs of our clients, we are available for pre-booked appointments to guide through our product range or work upon individual projects.
Photos: Beate Ligere
trends to look for in 2017
We checked in with VOGUE for their biggest decorating trends for 2017 and with an extra editing from Modernists, created a list of 7 trends to take and add to your office space this year. They are chic, inspiring, and don’t require a complete renovation.
Photo : Richard Lampert, Pinterest, &tradition, Menu, Torremato
creative space 002
Photo : designattractor.com, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition
creative space 001
Photo : Pinterest, &TRADITION, Anour, Richard Lampert
Office that combines tradition, new technologies and iconic design
Brands presented: Richard Lampert, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition, New Tendency, Ophelis, Byok, Ahrend, MyKilos, String Furniture, Anour.
CABOT corporations emea business service center in Riga, office part II /2016/ designed by interior architect Martins Pilens.
EDITOR’S NOTE. Modernist’s therapy
Photo : PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED, Marie Claire Maison, Flack Studio, Architectural Digest, thecoolhunter, Pinterest, Sight Unseen
if you buy one thing
Harmonious composite of different sizes, shapes, colours and materials which elegantly come together in a cohesive design. Each table beautifully balances different shapes at varying heights which form a unified whole. Featuring a painter’s palette shape, a circle, a rounded rectangle, an elongated oval and a hexagon.
Achieved with Jamie Hayon’s typical, playful approach to practicality – with plenty of personality.
Icon of the month: Monsieur Tati
EDITOR’S NOTE. New spot in the city
And this is where we step in, focusing not so much on the whole comfortable private living interiors, but in 2017 Modernists aim to become trendsetter in the field of home and corporate office design, which for us meant MOVING ON, MOVING FURTHER and MOVING TO A DIFFERENT address. Opening new, more spacious showroom in March this year, located on one of the busiest streets in Riga, Kr.Barona 31, is a great challenge we want to share with you. So Modernists will be at a hand’s reach serving its best design combined with boutique champagne. Innovative decisions, experts advice, latest trends, lively and open communication. We are on our way with bunch of surprises to follow!
M.P.: Well, first to mention, the idea didn’t come in one day, it was obvious that we had to change something as the whole world is demanding something new and unseen and you have to notice it before everyone else does, so we are working hard. Second, all my latest big projects were connected with smaller or larger scale office projects – like L’Oreal, President’s office, recently finished 2300 square meters business service centre… these are just a few, the list is long enough to turn it in something serious. Third, we as Modernists design studio & showroom are expanding, working with new brands and rising stars in the field of interior and furniture design, presenting brands that have not yet been introduced to Latvian market. But let us open, so you can have your own vision!
NEW Modernists shop will open on BARONA 31, RIGA.
office made simple, yet trendy
Something that is trendy, means that soon will be OUT, but this is not the case. Interior architect Martins Pilens who in latest decade has created many recognised and award winning office spaces and interiors, has just finished his latest project. Timeless design and modernism is his key signature. Interiors that breathe are filled with iconic furniture from leading european furniture brands, and cosy settings combined with comfortable to use work spaces.
Final stage of this 2300 sqm project for CABOT Latvia has been on schedule for last 6 months, and has just opened doors to its company team workers. This is a sneak peek from the last day before opening process, which we are kindly sharing with all our design friends.
PROJECT: CABOT Latvia business service centre
SIZE: 2300 sq/m
SERVING: 170 workplaces
BRANDS: Richard Lampert, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition, New Tendency, Ophelis, Byok, Ahrend, MyKilos, String Furniture, Anour
DESIGN: interior architect Martins Pilens
Photo: Beate Ligere