Our Berlin pals at Freunde von Freunden get in touch with another perfectly pitched home tour, this time heading to North London for a moment with Fashion Director and stylist Stephen Mann, offering us some unseen imagery from the day. Working with the likes of Missoni, Arc’teryx, Rapha, Wonderland and Inventory, Mann has called the Borough of Haringey home for six years, transforming a gutted Victorian terrace with partner Genesta, much dirt, dust and digging later, ending up with a clean, uncluttered space. "It’s always felt like a home and we’ve just added our personalities to it," Mann describes.
Following the 2009 Dieter Rams retrospective at the Design Museum, the pair set about collecting vintage Braun and Vitsoe, installing the 606 shelving system across the house and finishing off the set with 620 chairs and the 621 side tables. In the bathroom, Rams hands over design duties to UK-based Dean Edmonds who created a set of bespoke furniture and fittings for the couple. Devoid of a lot of unnecessary "things," the absence of junk is certainly striking, endless months of messy builders, debris and drilling leaving the pair determined to keep the finished product as serene and peaceful as possible. "It’s been like having a big toy. There isn’t a day that goes past that I don’t look at this floor as the light comes through the window and think, "Bloody hell, I’m really glad we did this."