Get the Look: The Eiffel Tower’s First Modern Apartment
When you think of staying in Paris, most likely you’ll dream of having views of the Eiffel Tower, but could you ever imagine having views from the Eiffel Tower? Probably not, but vacation rental company HomeAway made it happen when they converted an empty conference room into an apartment about 18 stories up in the Eiffel Tower. Over the span of 48 hours, a construction team and a designer reimagined the space into a two-bedroom apartment filled with modern furniture. Want to feel like you’re living in the City of Light? Here are some ideas for pieces you can bring into your own space.
For the same feel, the Duna 02 4-Leg Chair from Arper is a great option. A curvy plastic shell hugs you as you sit offering a comfortable place to rest for dinner or conversation. If white isn’t your color, it’s also available in three other choices.
To achieve a similar look to the coffee table they created, place two Dolf Round Side Tables by URBN next to each other. By using side tables, you can easily move one or both to another location when you need an extra table someplace else.
With an industrial cast iron base in black and a sleek brushed brass shade, the Base Floor Lamp from Tom Dixon ups the floor lamp ante. The unusual base with a prism-like foundation connects with a slender rod to the classic shape of shade in a fresh metallic. Simple, yet elegant.
The Tangram Shelf, from LAGO, not only provides storage on the wall for a plant and decor, it becomes a bit of wall sculpture you can customize. With the various, geometric shapes, you can create fun patterns that become all the artwork you need.
Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper, the Leaf Lounge Chair can pull double duty as its nature-inspired silhouette works both indoors and out. They’ve used two, side-by-side, as accent chairs in the large, open space to provide extra seating without being too visually overwhelming.
LAGO’s Air Bed visually takes up little space in a compact bedroom due to its clear glass legs. The mattress almost appears to float in the room while letting light pass underneath it. The upholstered headboard adds additional comfort.
Photos courtesy of HomeAway.
Caroline Williamson is the Managing Editor of the modern design blog Design Milk. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD, she moved to Los Angeles and completely submerged herself into the world of design. If she had any free time, she'd spend it painting, drawing, and maybe taking a nap.