Every designer dreams of a sky-high investment project. Interior architect Katarzyna Kraszewska loves challenges and demanding clients. That is why she did not think twice and decided to design and decorate the interior in the most prestigious high-rise in the cap-ital city. Photos: Tom Kurek
“Their fondness for Warsaw made them buy a 165 sq m apartment on the 26th floor of the most famous tower in town. It was a turn-key project, ready to move in. Well, that is easier said than done. Especially that the apartment is situated in a prime location.
Designed by a star-architect Helmut Jahn, the building is a prestigious Warsaw address. Forty-four floors soaring as high as 160 metres, and 236 apartments. Including the one which is theirs, unique and extraordinary. They dreamed of it although they knew that they would come here only occa-sionally, perhaps at weekends. What they wanted though, was to feel at home any time they would come to Warsaw. A warm and friendly place but smart and classy at the same time. A catalogue-like interior was out of the question. The one they wanted was supposed to stand out from the other 235 apartments by the character and personality of its owners. To make it happen, they needed assistance of an experienced professional.
Katarzyna Kraszewska, interior designer, knows how to add an individual touch to any space. Her architecture studio specializes in modern interiors of timeless elegance designed for most demand-ing clients. She took up the challenge of arranging a „sky” apartment. The elevator swiftly moving between the floors took the architect up to the level of the spire on the top of the Palace of Culture. There, 165 meters above the ground, she saw a spacious lounge with open kitchen, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, laundry and a large study. Most of these rooms were already furnished by the developer with top class materials and facilities. A luxury apartment made an impression of a self-sufficient cell responsible for all its life processes. Here everything is done almost on its own. Intelligent systems control air conditioning, lighting and also … the shades, even if they are not too often used: why should anyone want to cover the breathtaking panorama of Warsaw ? The building itself is also equipped with a battery of attractions: restaurants, beautifully designed tea room, fit-ness and exercise rooms, massage room, saunas – all at the disposal of its residents, as well as a furnished terrace offering a view of Plac Grzybowski square, Emilii Plater street and the syna-gogue.”