Modern Apartment Imagines What It’d Be Like to Live Inside a Mondrian Painting

Brani Desi Mondrian Apartment De Stijl Apartment

Bulgaria-based studio Brani & Desi (founded by twin sisters Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova) designs modern spaces “where geometry, colors and functions have equal responsibility.” Given this threefold focus, it is no surprise that the duo has turned to abstract painter Piet Mondrian for inspiration.

Mondrian pioneered De Stijl, a movement that revolved around the simplification of form and tone. In the work of Mondrian, this approach most often materialized as linear compositions rendered in red, white, blue, and yellow—an aesthetic at the core of Brani & Desi's plans for their Breakfast With Mondrian apartment.

This striking interior features details directly inspired by Mondrian's signature compositions. With its primary color palette and bold blocks of color offset by delicate parallel lines, entering this apartment would feel comparable to stepping or—as Brani & Desi explains—dancing into a painting.

“Mondrian’s aim is to provoke emotions to the viewers,” the team explains. “The viewers should feel themselves dancing while watching his paintings. In our project we want to provoke the same emotions. Through lines and colors the habitants and their guests should feel themselves as they are part of a dance.

Unfortunately, the studio stresses that Breakfast With Mondrian was created as a conceptual project. So, for now, we can only live in this avant-garde apartment in our De Stijl dreams!

Breakfast With Mondrian, a conceptual design by Brani & Desi, imagines what it would feel like to live inside an abstract painting.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Brani & Desi.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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