Vibrant, energetic, urban, tribal – these are inspirations behind via.’s design for COO Residence’s Sales Gallery & Show Apartment.
The Show Apartment, nicknamed “Urban Tribe”, is an exploration in colors and vibrancy. Drawing inspirations from the work Canadian artist Jeff Depner and Australian aboriginal painter Rosie Goodjie, via. conjures up a palette in vermilion and teal, mixed with slim dark metal trims, warm oak, and concrete surfaces. The one-bedroom apartment is opened up; a custom-made, French end-grain oak floor is used throughout the entire apartment to give warmth and detail. All the fixtures – pantry, wardrobe, and bathroom – are defined by a combination of slim metal frames with timber or glass panels. A sculptural set of frames, integral with patterned glass and white marble shelves, also demarcates the sleeping area from the living area. A single, circular ceramic tile from Italy dominates the washroom, which is fitted with bespoke mirrors, metal shelving, and high-end faucets. A selection of furniture and accessories with color highlights – vermillion and / or teal – is employed throughout. Art work, including a limited edition of Frank Schott’s photograph “Cones” printed on skateboard in collaboration with Swiss studio Doodah, is carefully curated to reflect the youth, energetic vibe of the modern Urban Tribe.