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Midcentury Modern Mashup: At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA

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Midcentury Modern Mashup: At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA

November 29, 2017

Ever since we discovered him last summer, Kirill Bergart has become one of our favorite up-and-coming designers. His gift is in mining the best of contemporary and vintage midcentury modern design for his retail outfit, County Ltd.—which he started with Joe Lorens, Phillip Proyce, and Taylor Caruso—as well as in creating his owns designs, again with partner Joe Lorens, for Counter-Space.

Kirill’s penchant for midcentury style is on display in his own home, located in the historic neighborhood of Highland Park, in Northeast Los Angeles. Indeed, the Ukrainian-born designer’s 850-square-foot apartment, which he shares with his wife, Alysha, reads like a who’s who of international midcentury design. Kirill notes, “My style is a blend of both Japanese simplicity and neutral environments, and European [French and Italian mainly] modernism.”

Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Kirill and Alysha&#8\2\17;s living room centers around a vintage leather sofa by midcentury Swedish designer Arne Norell.
Above: Kirill and Alysha’s living room centers around a vintage leather sofa by midcentury Swedish designer Arne Norell.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Kirill found many of the items in his home, such as this vintage lamp from Sweden, while traveling abroad in search of one of a kind items for County Ltd.
Above: Kirill found many of the items in his home, such as this vintage lamp from Sweden, while traveling abroad in search of one-of-a-kind items for County Ltd.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Structurally, Kirill and Alysha did not do much to the kitchen except adding the box shelves, which Kirill made, as well as the simple island from Crate & Barrel (alas, no longer available).
Above: Structurally, Kirill and Alysha did not do much to the kitchen except adding the box shelves, which Kirill made, as well as the simple island from Crate & Barrel (alas, no longer available).
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Why hide the utility closet if your cleaning supplies are this nice?
Above: Why hide the utility closet if your cleaning supplies are this nice?
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Surrounding a \1950s George Nakashima for Knoll table is a set of Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs chairs, which Kirill found in France.
Above: Surrounding a 1950s George Nakashima for Knoll table is a set of Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs chairs, which Kirill found in France.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Midcentury modern details in the dining room feature a pendant lamp made in Sweden, as well as a Danish hutch, a \1956 drawing by Jean Negulesco, and an unidentified \1950s sculpture.
Above: Midcentury modern details in the dining room feature a pendant lamp made in Sweden, as well as a Danish hutch, a 1956 drawing by Jean Negulesco, and an unidentified 1950s sculpture.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA In the minimal bedroom, the couple&#8\2\17;s dogs, Olive and Wilson, lounge on the bed.
Above: In the minimal bedroom, the couple’s dogs, Olive and Wilson, lounge on the bed.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Above L: A dresser by George Nelson for Herman Miller stands alongside a Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs stool. Above R: On another bedroom wall, a swing arm lamp by JJM Hoogervorst for Anviaa hangs opposite a \1970s leather chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, which Kirill bought in Italy.
Above L: A dresser by George Nelson for Herman Miller stands alongside a Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs stool. Above R: On another bedroom wall, a swing-arm lamp by JJM Hoogervorst for Anviaa hangs opposite a 1970s leather chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, which Kirill bought in Italy.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA A &#8\2\20;pottery/sculpture/object fan,&#8\2\2\1; Kirill has a large collection sourced from his travels, most recently in Japan and Mexico. Here, a collection of Swedish pottery by Gunnar Nylund, Carl Harry Stalhane, and others rests on a French table by Pierre Chapo.
Above: A “pottery/sculpture/object fan,” Kirill has a large collection sourced from his travels, most recently in Japan and Mexico. Here, a collection of Swedish pottery by Gunnar Nylund, Carl Harry Stalhane, and others rests on a French table by Pierre Chapo.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA In the office, an industrial desk and chair are illuminated by a flea market find.
Above: In the office, an industrial desk and chair are illuminated by a flea-market find.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Midcentury modern gems in the office include an original drawing by Max Ernst and an Italian chair by Massimo Iosa Ghini.
Above: Midcentury modern gems in the office include an original drawing by Max Ernst and an Italian chair by Massimo Iosa Ghini.
Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA Playful midcentury modern pieces rest on Sticotti Shelving from Design Within Reach.
Above: Playful midcentury modern pieces rest on Sticotti Shelving from Design Within Reach.

Midcentury Modern Mashup At Home with a Rising Design Star in LA On their outside patio, appropriately adorned with drought tolerant plants, a pair of Ny Rocking Chairs provide seating for humans and dogs.
Above: On their outside patio, appropriately adorned with drought-tolerant plants, a pair of Ny Rocking Chairs provide seating for humans and dogs.
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N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran on March 29, 2017.

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