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Ralph Reniers. Japanese minimalism at Herengracht, Amsterdam

Canal House Apartment at Herengracht, Amsterdam

Firm LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
CompanyMokkō
Lead ArchitectAad Bos

In an art collector’s canal house apartment in Amsterdam, Mokkō designed and created a contemporary central living room inspired by Japan. The interior is designed for the client to retreat from the busy streets and from his collection of art, books and souvenirs. Other than the soft furnished pieces, every detail of the interior and each piece of furniture and lighting, is designed by Mokkō. The interior breaks with Western living room conventions and focuses on natural materials and the beauty of their transience and imperfections. Photography by Ralph Reniers