Blue Apartment by Sikora Interiors
Introducing Blue Apartment, a modern 100m2 (109.4 yd2) apartment located in Gdańsk, Poland. Designed by Jan Sikora of Sikora Interiors in 2021, this space cleverly intertwines the historic heritage of Gdańsk with the character of a modern seaside resort.
Featuring world-class furniture and design, and drawing inspiration from the city’s iconic red brick, old oak wood, and heavy, richly detailed furniture, the Blue Apartment brings together a unique blend of modern and classic elements. Its view of Spichrzów Island and the Giant-like cranes of the Gdańsk Docks, along with the use of deep light blue on the walls and ceilings, create a calming and inviting atmosphere.
The Blue Apartment is an answer to the question of what it looks like to merge the city of Gdańsk’s historic heritage and style with the character of a modern sea resort.
About Blue Apartment
Creating a Unique Design
The idea for the Blue Apartment project came from the question: What would it look like to merge the city of Gdańsk’s historic heritage and style, with the character of a modern sea resort? At 100m2 (328 ft2), it was designed by Jan Sikora of Sikora Interiors and expresses his artistic concept.
Historic Materials, Modern Style
Gdańsk’s personality was extracted for the project and expressed through a selection of materials and structures beaming with historic meaning: red brick, old oak wood, and heavy, richly detailed furniture. This mature disposition was contrasted with the light-weight, blue-sky-coloured style of seaside architecture, and world-class furniture and design completed the interior.
Bringing a Local Perspective
Spichrzów island, where the Blue Apartment is located, creates the view observed by Jan Sikora on the way to the studio in the mornings. The use of brick, its structure, rhythm, and its specific colour became a personal detail of the apartment to the creator. Industrial elements included in the apartment are an association to the Gdańsk’s Docks, the Giant-like cranes of which can be viewed looking out from the apartment’s windows. Wooden beams, leading the eye through the apartment’s ceiling, were sourced from one of Gdańsk’s old tenement houses, filling the design further with historic heritage. The use of a deep, light blue on the surface of the walls and ceilings was to lighten and unify the modern and the old.
A Curious, Unique Whole
The final result – an answer to the question formed at the beginning of the design process – is a merging of both a calm, light character with forms expressing seriousness, creating a unique, curious whole.
Photography by Tom Kurek
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