Alberta Street Apartment

Kristīne Viziņa

Family apartments in the house designed by Mikhail Eisenstein in 1940 at Alberta Street. This is one of the most elegant and artistically extraordinary Art Nouveau buildings of Riga ornamented with eclectic decorative elements.

Speaking of their apartments, the owners reveal that their plan was to create a home with special and interesting objects. It must be admitted that this plan has been completed meritoriously, and on entering the apartments visitors are welcomed not only by the owners, but also by one of the most bizarre design luminaries ever – Moooi life-size horse lamp. The horse excellently suits a spacious living-room and is especially favoured by the youngest residents of the apartments. This explains why the horse’s legs are shod in socks which, of course, are intended not that much for creating a feeling of homeliness but rather to protect the floor when the kids play too passionately. Moooi zoo avantgarde is complemented by a pig-shaped table of a similar configuration and a rabbit-shaped lamp, which is of a smaller size though.

The apartments’ walls are decorated with Artemide luminary. The apartments’ high and elegantly decorated ceiling is complemented by Moooi and Flos lamps and an extravagant Zeppelin cocoon-shaped lamp created by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. Two Togo mini-chairs nearby a luxurious fireplace are comfortable for chill autumn evenings. Apart from these design objects, the interior of the apartments includes also Ligne Roset and Zanotta furniture as well as a fine selection of Alessi design accessories and an expressive collection of paintings.

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