Modern Design for the Details - Hopen Living Room
The open floor plan allows guests to move easily from kitchen to living room for coffee and dessert. Four custom 10ft x 10ft glass sliding doors provide a view of the pool and patio from the living area as well, where a warmly inviting conversation circle is created with B&B Italia sofas, along with their Harry armchairs in blue. The large-sized Harry ottoman serves as an appealing focal point, coffee or game table. The distinctive chairs in the library alcove are Utrecht, designed in 1935 by G.T. Reitveld, exclusively at Cassina. Born in 1888, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch architect and furniture designer known for his bold use of geometrics and color. In his 30's he was influenced by the Dutch painter, Mondrian, and by the Cubist movement. Surrounding the Utrecht chairs are illuminated library cabinets of Wenge, an African hardwood. Also Wenge, are the smooth panels at the entry that contain storage and subtly conceal the door to the powder room.