“Life in Expressionism” is а residence in which the owners are taken into the world of Art. The name of the project is taken from the art movement Expressionism, because we use Forms and Colors for emotional effect in order to generate moods and ideas. To live in this place is one emotional experience rather than physical reality. The dominated acute geometric forms provides a feeling of warmth.
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Wassily Kandinsky
Called “Life in Expressionism”, the project employs shapes and colors to evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of confidence, enjoyment and creativity. The white color is the active pause amongst the shapes and tones. According to the Expressionism painter and art theorist Kandinsky certain colors have an affinity for certain forms. We combine different colors and forms to impact on the human soul.
“Since colours and forms are well‐nigh innumerable, their combination and their influences are likewise unending. The material is inexhaustible.” Wassily Kandinsky
The Kitchen is bright and energizing for the users. The red and orange colors feed them with the energy of creativity and power. The purity and softness of the white balance the two strong colors. The blue and green colors in the Dining room impact on the soul with its energy of calmness and relax. The acute forms of the colored shapes balance the cold colors by giving warmth to the room.
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Vincent van Gogh
The Living room is the main room for relax and conversations. The green is the most pleasant for human eye. We use few nuances of the green. The red color of the sofa and the pillows, and also of some shapes in the stairs zone balance the green as its complementary color.
“Colors are the deeds of light.” Goethe
The Bedroom is reachable through the stairs in the living room zone. The space is divided into a few zones, where one can sleep, work, read etc. The blue, violet and yellow colors and the forms, which they fill, are creating a relaxing and fresh atmosphere.
“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.” Paul Klee
The Library and the Fitness zone are on the second level.
To live in this place is one emotional experience rather than physical reality.
“Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.” Marc Chagall
Brani & Desi is a creative art and design Sofia‐based studio with driving force the experienced interior designers Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova. The main goal of the designers is to create spaces where geometry, colours and functions have equal responsibility.
Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova were born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1979. They received their Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Kingston University, London, and their Master’s degree in Interior Design from Florence Design Academy in Florence, Italy, where they were awarded FDA Elite Student Award for outstanding results and achievements during their time in the Academy. Their first touch with interior design is in the School of interior architecture and woodworking in Sofia. Then it turns into their passion. In order to develop their abilities and to improve their knowledge, they follow a succession of studies in University of Forestry, Sofia; Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences; College of furniture design, Austria; Kingston University, FDA.
Design Studio: Brani & Desi
Designers: Branimira Ivanova & Desislava Ivanova