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Condo Interior Design Where Modern Meets Zen
January 16, 2015
This condo combines the western modern and eastern Zen in an ultra simple, warm and fluidic fashion. On the 34th floor of a building at King and Spadina, a 1,100-square-foot condo mimics a traditional Japanese house—as much as it can. Niv Fichman, the 56-year-old co-founder of the film production company Rhombus Media, is a self-professed Japan fanatic. Driven by his fascination, he’s visited Japan at least 70 times in the last 25 years. “Even before my first trip, I was sold, conceptually and aesthetically. I love the attention to detail, the way they maximize space and the way they treat art.” he says. When Fichman bought this pre-build unit six years ago, he hired architect Drew Sinclair of Regional Architects to turn it into an ode to the Far East. His goal was to have as few rooms as possible—an idea he took to extremes by putting his bathroom in the centre of the open-concept space (wooden sliders act as shoji screens when privacy dictates). The bedroom is a traditional washitsu, a Japanese room with tatami floors that serve as a sleeping pad. Fichman rolls and unrolls a futon mattress each morning and evening—something that sounds easier in theory than practice. (Edited from Toronto Life)
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