A Welcomed Effervescence – Penthouse II by K.P.D.O.
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography Anson Smart
Styling K.P.D.O.
Interior Design K.P.D.O.
Words Bronwyn Marshall

Through a playfully bold approach, Penthouse II captures the spirit and character of its owners, expressing colour and movement through the careful curation of treasured art and iconic furniture pieces. K.P.D.O. creates a welcomed effervescence in conjuring a unique series of spaces.

Penthouse II sits proudly as its own bold statement in Melbourne. Finding clarity between the charm and personality of its owners and the everyday workings of their lives, in this unique series of spaces a bold and spirited approach ensures a sense of conviction prevails throughout. The curation of art, furniture and objects incites a curiosity and the desire to uncover more about the story behind their acquisition. K.P.D.O. matches the client’s vibrancy through the creation of spaces that proudly facilitate such an inimitable collection, while also feeling like a welcoming home.

The curation of art, furniture and objects incites a curiosity and the desire to uncover more about the story behind their acquisition.

Initially a blank canvas, the designers inherited the space as an empty shell to be filled and layered with both gathered and custom pieces. The project becomes a combined gallery-meets-home space, where elements of the familiar come together through an inquisitive lens, reinterpreted through artists, photographers and designers. Setting the tone for the home is a disciplined and rigorous approach to spatial planning, ensuring an ease of use and embedding the familiar. Zoning groups entertaining spaces that are directed toward an enviable park aspect and ensures the more sombre bedroom and retreat areas face the city.

Set high above Melbourne, the penthouse apartment is endowed with expansive views, reinforcing a sense of place and an understanding of context. While introduced elements offer points of interest and keen focus, the underlying use of materiality is intended to add warmth and ensure the familiar workings of home are felt. Texture and tonality become an important foundation upon which the other elements, fixtures and pieces sit. Each space utilises a saturated and contrasting methodology to signal a change of function and to also elicit a feeling and connection to movement through the home.

The project becomes a combined gallery-meets-home space, where elements of the familiar come together through an inquisitive lens, reinterpreted through artists, photographers and designers.

In its own unique way, the principles underlying Penthouse II are defined by its own set of rules. K.P.D.O. has created a platform upon which exuberant and confident spaces naturally unfurl and are celebrated in the process.

A Welcomed Effervescence – Penthouse Ii By K.p.d.o. Image 27
Published 13 June, 2021
Photography  Anson Smart
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