Birdsnest is a minimal interior located in Kiev, Ukraine, designed by Emil Dervish. The apartment located on the fifth floor of a pre-revolutionary period (the early 20th century) apartment building in the heart of Kyiv was designed by Emil Dervish for his friend Marc Raymond Wilkins. The owner of the apartment is a talented filmdirector who previously lived in New York and Berlin but decided to move to Reytarska, the most beautiful street in Kyiv. The apartment features high ceilings (3.7m) and unusual shape. The name of the apartment Birdsnest is explained by the fact that it is located on the top floor in a tower with a cone-shaped roof. The finishing of the apartment focuses on a creating a cozy atmosphere − warm wood textures, ivory plaster walls, and ceiling made of old concrete blocks, brass elements. The pieces of furniture and such details as window and door handles were specially designed for this project, sofa and armchairs were transported from Berlin. The kitchen sink used to belong to Marc’s great-grandfather, and the piano used to belong to his mother. The apartment is decorated with a range of vintage pieces, unique prints, and paintings, for example, the portrait of a man in the bedroom is a painting by the owner’s father.
Photography by Mikhail Loskutov