Luxury goes Pop

This luxurious penthouse exudes cheerful minimalism, in a timeless setting. Sleek design with touches of Pop Art, spaces connected by light, contrasting materials – Yvan Prokesch has created a daringly luxurious interior, proving that Hollywood chic has a place in the City of Calvin!

Luxurious, calm and sumptuous – welcome to the Parc de Grange-Canal apartment building on the outskirts of Geneva. With its expressive, minimalist architecture and rugged materials, the building bears all the classy hallmarks of architects Gigon & Guyer. A modern-day ivory tower, with 51 luxurious apartments and, on the top floor, the ultimate in penthouses – 220 m2 on two levels, plus a terrace with a panoramic view over the countryside of neighbouring Vandoeuvres, Mont Blanc and the clear waters of Lake Geneva.

The apartment is flooded with natural light, and very spacious – the perfect starting-point for architect Yvan Prokesch’s creativity. Briefed to redesign the whole interior, he chose a minimalist cubist style, emphasising an unusual layout. Each room leads into another, like a row of dominoes; each is an invitation to discover the next. This is an architectural journey of discovery, from the living room to the reading room, from the owner’s private “His and Hers” bedrooms to the palatial bathroom, with its two dressing rooms panelled with silver leaf.

The design combines restraint with fun touches. Colourful decorative items stand out against the black background; a bright green chandelier in the entrance sets the scene. These contrasts are echoed in the use of materials – shiny surfaces are set against matte textures to great effect. In the kitchen, white is set against high gloss black walls.

In this magnificent apartment, Yvan Prokesch contrasts ultra-contemporary design with a lively Pop Art theme. The best example of this is the master bathroom, where the princely decor has an unexpected twist – a picture of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol – a successful modern take on the traditional concept of luxury.