Berlin-based interview magazine Freunde von Freunde paid fashion director Stephen Mann a visit at his house in the north of London. Located in Haringey a suburb with a bad reputation, Stephen and his girlfriend Genesta renovated a gutted Victorian terrace from the ground on up. “We wanted something clean and not too fussy, somewhere we could relax without being distracted by too much clutter,” says Genesta. Stephen Mann works as fashion director of Inventory magazine and creative consultant for Arc’teryx and has also done projects for Missoni, Rapha and Norse Projects. In his very comfortable and personal home you´ll find a lot of furniture from Vitsoe like the 606 shelving system installed in the lounge, kitchen, spare room and bedroom as well as the 620 chairs, the 621 side tables and the 610 wall panel system. The imposing wooden kitchen unit, wardrobe and bathroom fittings were designed by Dean Edmonds for the couple. Everything in this home is beautifully arranged with a functional and understated approach.
“In spite of its rugged looks, this house always felt like a home to us and we’ve just added our personalities to it.”Freund von Freund is always worth a visit, so head over here to read the whole interview.