Some individuals acquire vehicles; others acquire historic artifacts, like, say, a complete catalog of historical maps and ceramics. Designing a house for such a set is not any small job. To fulfill this problem, a cartographically obsessed couple tapped Simon Hamui to map out (pun supposed) the inside of their Mexico Metropolis penthouse, historical pottery and all.
One of many strengths of Hamui’s observe is his furnishings workshop, the place the in-house staff makes bespoke items for varied inside tasks. A lot of the furnishings on this penthouse, then, are solely customized, ranging from the second the elevator dings upon arrival. As a substitute of commercial, metal doorways, Hamui made a extra refined brass set with an additional layer of tempered glass behind them.
Hamui designed the lounge to coexist with the homeowners’ intensive assortment. “We integrated a number of supplies that had been very wealthy and lavish due to the the style of the shoppers, like Macassar Ebony wooden,” the designer tells Robb Report. This darkish timber was used for the bookcase, together with aged brass and gold leaf backings. What’s most spectacular about that piece, although, is the extent of customization Hamui put into it. The underside drawers are made from leather-based and brass; every incorporates simply one of many homeowners’ historical maps. Every could be simply propped up like an easel, immediately remodeling it from a tucked-away relic to an on-display showpiece. The cabinets themselves comprise built-in lights, bouncing off the gold backing and illuminating the various tomes therein.
Different notable bespoke buildings on this major area embrace the hearth and the bar, each of that are made from Rosso Levanto marble, a deep crimson stone that routinely provides distinction to any area. The lounge comes with its personal secret exit as effectively—there’s a door hidden off to 1 facet that appears like an extension of the bookcase. In actuality, it’s an egress to the kitchen.
The bed room is one other room within the residence that was tailored to go well with the householders’ life-style. The mattress itself is modular, so the mattress could be moved up or down relying on private desire. A desk is hooked up to the again facet of the leather-paneled headboard, and there are nightstands on both facet of the mattress which have retractable, iPhone-friendly shops, in addition to a holding tray for charging gadgets. “We studied what they had been going to place in there; in the event that they wished to cost their telephone shut by or not shut by,” says Hamui. “We did every part very, very fastidiously so all of the cable administration can be thought out and never seen.”
On the foot of the mattress is a retractable TV, which could be hid in one other brass-and-leather compartment when not in use. Amethyst tones are a recurring theme within the area—the desk has amethyst legs and the lamps hooked up to the headboard have related, tiny stone particulars. A Mohair couch sits simply past the mattress—its extra impartial tones stability these small, purple-hued particulars.
For the reason that residence required a lot customized work, Hamui didn’t go it alone. He labored with architect Mauricio Gomez de Tuddo on the venture, a long-time collaborator, in addition to curator Daniel Liebsohn, who assisted with the gathering’s preparations.
After all, bespoke inside particulars are nice, but it surely’s hardly a penthouse with out some jaw-dropping views. “Being a penthouse on a excessive ground and being a really large residence, it just about has wraparound views throughout Mexico Metropolis,” says Hamui of the vistas. “You positively know you’re in Mexico Metropolis once you’re there.”
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