This project is a residence located on a hilltop in a small city south of Oslo, Norway. The Villa is south facing and has a beautiful view over the Oslo fjord and the horizon.
Studio Name: Tandberg Miller Design
Design Team: Ane Tandberg, Isabel Tidemand, Cecilie T. Strøm
Area: Drøbak, Norway (By the coast south of Oslo)
Location: Private Residence
Photography Credits: Margaret De Lange
Other Credits: Stylist: Alexandra Ville France
Artist / art painter: Toffe Bogen
The client is a former Drag Racer who competed in the sport over many years. The trophies displayed in the custom-built cabinet are all trophies from his early drag racing days.
One of the major challenges was to display the most prestigious trophies in a cabinet that expressed the rawness of the sport itself. We therefore decided to have the cabinet custom-built by a local blacksmith in a hot rolled steel and mesh finish. Along with the cabinet, the staircase and handrail are also custom-built in the same two finishes.
The blue colour of both the hot rolled steel and the ocean (nearby) made the choice of colour scheme a given one.
The Villa is also surrounded by beautiful Pine trees, so we wanted the interior to show aspects of both the beautiful forest and the ocean. We therefore chose to combine wood with the hot rolled steel and used a calming dark blue colour on the rest of the interior to bring a peaceful harmony into this home.
Most of the interior is designed by TMD. The only pieces of furniture that was reused was the kitchen and the sofa. The sofa was re-upholstered in a beautiful dark blue velvet.
The dining table is from Andrew Martin. The base is made of steel to get the industrial look while the tabletop is made of driftwood. There are two sets of curtains in the dining room. One is made of mesh and the other of silk. We wanted to bring the hardness of the mesh details together with the softness of silk. The thin red line is shown from the rawness of materials in the trophy shelf to the mesh curtains in the dining room, the mesh in the lamp above the dining table and the wood used in the floors and in the bookshelf in the living room.
All the paintings are custom-made by a young Norwegian artist. The subjects are all of racing car drivers and life in the ocean to honour the owner of the residence and the surroundings.