Modern Zen Kitchen | DPAGES



architecture / design lab Z. River. Studio has visualized a zen-inspired apartment high above the Manhattan skyline. They describe the project as a reaction to a noisy, overpopulated environment cluttered with digital and material excess… it’s about “introversion, digital detox, reflections on purity, mindfulness of choice… think[ing] about what surrounds us and who we are.”


Modern Dining Space by Z. River. Studio | DPAGES


The 120 square meter space is bifurcated by a wall of steel framed glass reminiscent of traditional Japanese shoji, while the main kitchen combines high tech materials with contemporary furnishings in a mix that feels as much old world Asia as it does futuristic New York.


Monochrome Kitchen by Z. River. Studio | DPAGES


The kitchen table is by Cassina, the Swan Chairs are by Rick Owens, and the pendant light is by Wästberg.


Modern Apartment by Z. River. Studio | DPAGES


Modern Living Room by Z. River. Studio | DPAGES


The futuristic theme is carried through to the living room where technogenic metal walls offer moments of self consideration in their hazy reflections. Furnishings evoke a space-age landscape, with an On the Rocks sofa by Edra playing off a Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood, a cactus sculpture, and a colorful Org table by Cappellini.


Art Inspired Living Room | DPAGES


Eclectic White Bathroom | DPAGES


The studio’s reflections on purity and mindfulness carry through to the private quarters with a neutral toned bath featuring Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic Kangaroo Chair, Vibia’s North Floor Lamp, and Hendrik Kerstens’ 2007 “Bag” portrait.


Minimal Modern Bedroom | DPAGES


The neutral color scheme of the apartment continues into the master bedroom in a mix of natural woven materials and sleek man-made metallics. In the far corner, an Ekstrem Lounge Chair, Destroyers side table, and 1950s Alvar Aalto lamp serve to punctuate the serene space in the most minimal way possible – all while framing its remove from a frenetic city below.


Modern Minimal Interior | DPAGES


Design by Diana Zibrova & Zakhar Zibrov

of Z. River. Studio