Founded in 1999 by Elina Vila and Agnés Blanch, Minim is an interior design studio focused on “maximizing the potential of each space, keeping all those original elements that have historical or contextual value,” according to the partners. “The contrast between new and old is the best way to enhance the values of each period.” In this classically detailed Barcelona flat, the designers used midcentury modern pieces by Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, and Poul Henningsen as a foil for the original stained glass windows and patterned cement tile floors. Go to Minim to see more of the firm’s work and to tour the Minim Furniture Showroom.
Above: The partners retained the original stained glass windows throughout the flat.
Above: The designers added a sleek stainless and white lacquered kitchen.
Above: An AJ Table Lamp by Arne Jacobsen provides bedside illumination.
Above: Architect Elina Vila and interior designer Agnés Blanch at their Barcelona studio.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 4, 2011.