Esé Studio Architects in Athens, Greece is a partnership that was formed in 2011 between good friends Sotos Mallas and Aaron Ritenour. Aaron is an award winning architect whose work has been published in several top publications while Sotos, an interior architect passionate about architecture, design and fashion is known for his cutting edge work. Their combined talents have resulted in some incredible collaborations so far, one of which is the Musique Cafe in Athens.
What immediately struck me about the restaurant interior was its cool, industrial style. Black and grey chequered flooring, a mix of classic chairs and rustic wood tables all come together to create a very warm and inviting atmosphere. I especially love the pendant lights and stacked wood pallets.
Here are a few examples of their residential work. Predominantly modern with clean lines, I love the neutral colour pallets and combination of concrete and wood. Furnished with unique touches and beautiful design pieces, there's a definite sense of luxury. I certainly wouldn't mind living in such surroundings!
In the Faliro Loft I love both the lamp in the dining area and the minimalist ceiling lights, also seen in the bedroom. The bathroom's dark and moody vibe is given a lift with patterned floor tiles and an adjacent outdoor area that is bathed in light.
The architectural wood detailing in the Lycabettus Penthouse is remarkable. I love the combination in the living area: beautiful pale floorboards, white boards on the ceiling and very narrow walnut panelling on the wall. Concrete introduced in the dining area adds further intrigue, while the bedroom has a distinctive Japanese style. I'm in awe!
Providing a stunning contrast to the pale wood flooring, the Kolonaki Townhouse features a beautiful concrete fireplace. I just want to reach out and touch that lovely pouffe!
The Thissio Apartment is all white with polished concrete floors. The dining area features a striking round rug, perfect for the Tulip table and Eames chairs.
All images via http://esestudio.gr