Neo Brutalism Frieda Bunker

PrizeOfficial Selection in Decorate (interior)
ArtistMark Seelen
Design TeamFrieda Ottensen GmbH & Co. KG, Timm Timm Architekten, Hempelmann Tischlerei, Lach & Schnitzer
CreditMark Seelen
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Raw thick walls in undressed concrete of the apartment in a former World War Two bunker provided the starting point for the interior project. A central island with Douglas fir cladding walls and floor is home to the bathroom and closet, a glazed wall separates the kitchen from the bedroom, covered with a sliding curtain in untreated material. Contrasts matter–round forms, warm colors, natural materials, a wood stove against the brutalist impression. Minimal with attention paid to every detail–calm, welcoming, outside the box–an oasis embracing the comfort and value of design past and present.

Janine Seelen is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. "Our daily life is determined by moving images that are bright. Everything must be clearly visible, optimized and to be bought immediately. We are always reachable. Objects, rooms, and spaces are being designed as computer generated images and are being built through 3D printers – digital first and instant gratification." Instead of creating corporate identities, interior magazines and websites, Janine is focussing on painting spaces, collaborating with other artists and experiments with space concepts and sculptures.