@ MS: I agree. The gap between reality and this (though very nice) dream-setting could not be bigger. The target group (25-35 year olds) certainly have other problems than coping with 80m² “small” appartments.
If its really budget furniture Poliform should have mentioned some prices.
Its one of the most efficient designs I have come across. A very clean, neat and absolute design. Very inspiring. cost is not the factor when u r just building it on 80 sq.m. where else would u spend other thn interiors. I am very impressed even with the circulation, its just a super exuberant space.
This is really well planned out. BUT! This works due to the height of the ceiling and most cost effective living spaces have LOW ceilings which takes away the airiness and open concept described in these photos.
Lovely! Not. This is too ‘clean’ and too ‘perfect’ to actually be comfortable or livable. It is contrived looking, sterile. And I’m surprised no one mentioned it, there doesn’t appear to be a lavatory, unless it is in the kitchen, or upstairs in the closet. Two other points, the reason no pictures from the outside?, it isn’t actually built anywhere. This is a ‘floor model’ set up in a warehouse. Notice the studio lighting, and fake plants outside the windows. And, since when is 80 sq meters considered “small”. I currently live in a two-bedroom single family house of about 56 sq meters (600 sq ft), and it is QUITE comfortable and livable. No high-end designer needed.
I live in less than 300 sq feet with another person. 80m squared is miles compared to that! If I had that much space, floor to ceiling windows and almost infinitely high ceilings, I am sure my place would also have a nice open calm feeling. As it is, it has taken creativity and ingenuity to make the space work for us. Unfortunately, there is nothing pictured here that would be helpful to us, since even the shelving and the rugs looks like they would be far out of our price range. Most of our furniture we found on the street… I would like to see that featured!
It’s chic and unique but you havent created a comfortable space. Everything is too manufactured and clean and lacks character. Though some natural light is necessary in a living space, too much of it creates a feeling of exposure and anxiety. When too much natural light is combined with all those light colors it feels unsettling. A home is meant to be a sanctuary, not an art gallery.
update guys….I called the showroom this morning and suprise surpise no one had a clue (actually it seems they were not even familiar with this marketing tool).
Anyway, a kitchen at 4m2 would start from £15,000. This approximation would only incorperate Neff appliances……
Anyhow – would hate to think how much the above project cost. I guess on a budget does not equate to budget in the world of Poliform
“Italian furniture manufacturer Poliform has created an inspirational residential interior project called “My Life in 80m²” to show that the quality of a living space does not depend on the size.”
You are very right. The quality of a living space does not depend on the size. It depends on how “home-y” you make it feel, usually with furniture. And the unfortunate part about Poliform and most other modern and contemporary furniture manufacturers is that the beautiful furniture items are very expensive. I cannot afford such luxury, especially in an apartment or townhouse sized living area.
Does anyone feel my pain? I’ve been looking everywhere for the perfect dining set, cocktail/coffee table, side tables and chaise sofa, but I cannot afford to spend $1,000 on each!!
To my mind (or eyes), there are some colors combined in this place that don’t look harmonious together. I don’t like the yellow armchair, for instance, in the livingroom and the bed in the bedroom. Both pieces don’t really fit the rest. Otherwise, this appartment is very nice.
I would also like to know the budget – especially the price of the kitchen (I bet the price of the kitchen is above 1000 US$ lol)
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