Location: Los Angeles, California
Project Designer: APS Designs
Project Type: Museography, Residential Design
Collector’s Lounge: An Enchanting Haven for Mineral Lovers
Welcome to the Collector’s Lounge—a realm designed to captivate the hearts of mineral enthusiasts. Conceptualized by APS Designs the project is nestled within a private residence, this exquisite lounge is an ode to the beauty and allure of mineral crystals and gems from around the world.
A Glimpse of Nature’s Wonders
Step into the main space, where a spectacular wall exhibit takes center stage. Display cases adorned with extraordinary minerals grace the wall, their brilliance captivating all who enter. Beneath these showcases lie archival drawers, custom-made to cater to the discerning needs of mineral collectors. This space isn’t just a lounge—it’s a sanctuary where nature’s treasures find their deserving spotlight.
The Cabochon Sofa: A Seat of Elegance
Picture yourself on the luxurious Cabochon sofa, a masterpiece hand-carved from Italian marble designed by Antonio Pio Saracino, of ATELIER APS. This exquisite creation resonates with the beauty of the minerals it houses, forming a seamless connection between art, design, and nature.
A Skylight Symphony
The lounge’s heart is illuminated by a mesmerizing skylight crowned with an intricate lighting installation. This luminous centerpiece accentuates the lounge’s central seating area, where contemplation and appreciation harmonize. As daylight filters through the skylight, the minerals’ vibrant hues come to life, casting a spell of enchantment.
A Realm of Recollection
Designed as a haven for the owner’s introspection and admiration, the Collector’s Lounge serves as a private oasis of serenity. It’s a refuge where thoughts take flight and the mineral collection reigns supreme. With every curated detail, the lounge transforms into a wonderland where moments of quietude and connection with nature converge.
Nature’s Passage of Beauty
As you traverse the corridor, your eyes are treated to a symphony of colors and beauty. The minerals showcased on both sides create a passage reminiscent of nature’s own artistry. The design concept draws inspiration from the underground caves where minerals are born, using carved walls detailing to mimic the very essence of their origin.
An Immersive Retreat
The Collector’s Lounge isn’t just a room—it’s an immersive experience. Crafted and conceptualized by APS Designs, this space is a testament to the intersection of design and passion. It’s a sanctuary that invites you to immerse yourself in the wonder of minerals and the captivating tales they hold.