Renovation of a historic apartment in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg and its transformation into a new Thisispaper Atelier.
A first-floor apartment in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Berlin, well-known for its rich history and undeniable beauty, is the location chosen for the new atelier of Thisispaper Studio and the home of the studio’s owners.
The most important intention behind the project was to keep the design simple and honest. "We focused only on polishing the interior, not on changing it." Therefore, all the decorative elements on the ceiling and the original flooring were preserved and only renovated. This resulted in creating the perfect gallery space, as a white background which could be filled with carefully selected objects.
The most crucial process - furnishing - was probably the greatest challenge. Thisispaper Studio carried it out in cooperation with carefully selected brands that we admire and which hold a special place in the universe of our inspirations and aesthetics.
The main space is divided into two rooms, the first one introducing a lounge atmosphere with a modular sofa from COR, which offers a space for more relaxed meetings. The other room is utilized for more creative debates that take place at a massive, wooden table by Hem which plays the main role in the space - encouraging discussions and team work. Additionally, there is one smaller room, intended for more private conversations. Its peaceful atmosphere was achieved by a full curtain flowing from the ceiling to the floor. Here, one’s attention is immediately drawn to the main piece of furniture - a round table from Sancal with glass top, which invites to more personal conversations in our team.
Another space on the opposite side of the apartment was reserved for private life. "We moved from Warsaw to Berlin at the exact moment of the first lockdown in March 2020. The plans for Thisispaper Studio were slightly different at the beginning, and this time proved to be the turning point for our team. As the reality shifted, we were forced to adapt to the changing circumstances. Since the overall atmosphere around COVID is rather unstable, with new restrictions imposed every few months, we decided to combine both our family and professional life in one space."
On the one hand, the interior is designed to respect its past, and on the other, we wanted to create an authentic and functional space - "to create, work, invite other creatives to cooperate with us - all in the atmosphere of home, the most private space, where we all could feel comfortable, accepted and where our minds can unwind."