Atelier KV is an interior design atelier dually based in London and Portugal. We work across a variety of projects from private client homes and consultancy to residential developments and commercial spaces.
With Portuguese heritage and English designers, we thrive on interpreting a broad range of cultural influences into a unique design language that is driven by the client’s vision and objectives for the project.
We love interiors and furniture design.
Working alongside talented interior designers on bespoke projects is a wonderful experience. Follow our journey and find out more about us, our products, and our bespoke service. Above all, get inspired!
The renowned 1933 essay ‘In Praise of Shadows’ by the Japanese author and novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, has been described as ‘an exercise in mindfulness’. Discussing the virtues of shadow and subtlety which imbue traditional Japanese aesthetics, Tanizaki argues that the West, through its appetite for progress is continuously searching for light and clarity which can be harsh and unforgiving, whilst the subdued forms of oriental art represent an underappreciated tranquillity. Furthermore, Tanizaki contemplates the layered tones of various kinds of shadows and their ability to reflect materials with patina and sheen such as gold embroidery and cloudy crystals. The delicacy, softness and nuances created by such contrast are praised as ‘understated’ and ‘natural’ and central to an appreciation of mindfulness. As the darker Autumn nights creep in, there is a pull towards embracing dark walls, moody blues and graphite blacks to create drama and ambience within both residential and commercial...
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From hanging up stockings to decorating Christmas trees, pulling crackers and eating Christmas pudding – there are a multitude of rituals and traditions associated with the festive season and yet few people really understand the meaning and rationale behind these practices. Many date back thousands of years to primitive times whilst others have been influenced by religion, popular culture and even commercial advertising. As the team at Kassavello start to hang up their decorations and get into the festive spirit we set out to uncover some of the mystery surrounding these rituals and to understand how the power of colour, texture and design has the ability to sprinkle some Christmas magic in every household. The smell of pine needles and twinkling lights glistening from top to toe is a tradition that goes back to Roman times when fir trees were first decorated at temples in honour of the Roman god,...
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As the working world moves towards greater flexibility and the lines between personal and professional life become more fluid, having a calm and comfortable space in which to work at home has become ever more important. Traditional office environments can be stark and soulless but developing a private study at home gives greater creative freedom to design a scheme which is aligned to a far more personal aesthetic. Using strong and powerful lines is renowned technique to create a psychological sense of empowerment and success and, when coupled with a deep colour palette, the effect can be further amplified. A mix of sumptuous textures and exquisite finishes adds to a luxurious ambience which delivers impact and interest, particularly when layered with functional and decorative lighting. Here are some of our favourite Kassavello pieces which are perfectly placed to create a luxurious study:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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