The design created by the interior architect Aet Piel (Aet Piel Design) in the top floor apartment of Järve Towers focuses on the most important – the magnificent skyline opening behind the windows.

Interior architect: Aet Piel | Aet Piel Design
Photos: Terje Ugandi

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

The apartment at the top of the city house of Metropol dimensions is urban throughout and has a clear architectural language. When designing a penthouse as if floating above the city, the main instruments of the interior architect were the light and views that were generously provided by the space in the airy expansions.

The goal of the interior architect Aet Piel was not to ruin the most precious part of the apartment, i.e., the spectacular views, by furnishing it. Therefore, there is nothing superfluous in the interior; the solution is minimalist and architectural, typical of the interior handwriting of the architect; there are many clean surfaces, natural wood hues, and shades of gray, high-quality furnishings. The space and the furniture designed by the interior architect grow organically into one – storage rooms into walls and surfaces with drawers into window sills. 

The layout of the originally three-room apartment was converted into a two-room apartment emphasizing openness and space, with a metropolitan chic, more light, air, and space. The luxurious dwelling in terms of both the somewhat elitist location rising above the city and of the views also required more striking interior solutions. The bedroom, with its abundantly large wardrobe and bathroom, was designed as one complete space zone, with natural light and views at every step. 

The living room is full of light and spacious, and here, too, the emphasis is on the horizon opening in two directions. The scale of the room, which is a large and open room but not with excessively high ceilings, is instead of individual pieces of furniture, enhanced by large-scale furnishing emphasizing horizontality.  

In the kitchen solution, Aet Piel highlights the so-called pocket doors hidden in the furniture and the Bora hob with an efficient air purifier integrated into it. Above the kitchen island, the lighting system of the Italian manufacturer Macrolux is installed with track lamps and a LED strip embedded in the ceiling. Above the dining table, however, hangs the hit lighting of recent years – the fragile Arrangements created by Michael Anastassiades for Flos. 

Every powerful detail is at the service of the whole of the room; worth mentioning is Andres Koort‘s painting, the motif of which merges with the forest and sea borders lines the windows, as well as small decorative accessories and textiles that stand out beautifully in an elegantly scarce design.