“You should enter another world surrounded by beautiful but also mysterious accents & figures. A place for barefoot elegance.”
Wisdom & Koenig Interior is a Munich based shop and interior design service headed by Kyle and Domi whose eclectic vision of décor and beauty is a colorful and bold style –splendidly exuding a sense of Bohemian chic, exciting, elegant and unusual. The designers love French, North African color and motifs complementing these traditions with keynotes from antique collectibles, modern forms and even touches of post-impressionist art and postmodern design.
It is such a delight to feature photographs from the design duo’s home and beautiful projects, as well as an exclusive interview!
A view of the duo’s extraordinary home in Munich.
Please tell me a little about your background, education, training -how did you come to be designers and decorators?
Domi: Early on I discovered my interest in interiors and furniture and appreciation for design. I received my carpenter diploma after high school and from there studied Interior design. In 1994, I opened my own store in Munich focusing on Moroccan interiors (Ali Baba 1994- 2006).
Kyle: Singer/song writer, performer and fashion model (worldwide for Versace, Valentino, Hilfiger, Yamamoto, etc.) As a musician, you are always experimenting and exploring new ideas, breaking rules and combining colors & moods. As a model, I was introduced and influenced by many different cultures as well as the fashion industry and photography. Dominique gave me the last push by opening my eyes to the world of interior design.
Most interesting project/ decorate project/ client?
Domi: My dream project was decorating a home in southern France. I was given total freedom to express the desired wishes of the client.
Kyle: Having worked directly with such greats as Versace and Valentino, I really benefitted from their freedom of creativity and lack of rules. I saw firsthand that creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself. This transports beautifully to arranging our showroom. Because we have such and eclectic selection the real challenge is bringing it all together so that it looks and feels perfect.
The duo’s private home….
Your home is extraordinary, please tell me about your style of decorating and how you arrange and curate the space?
First of all, having an amazing space to work with is key! Light always plays an important role, as well as the comfort factor. We like the room to be warm and inviting however it should also be exciting to the eye. We want to discover things slowly as we settle in. It’s an eclectic mix of different periods, no rules; making sure to add in just enough of our own personal style, Moroccan with modern. However, in the end it must all fit together in harmony with color, texture and feel.
Favorite modern designer?
Domi: Gabriele Crespi and Jean Prouve.
Kyle: Gert Voorjans, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Favorite designer chair or furniture piece?
Domi: Norman Cherner’s Armchair
Kyle: Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair.
Domi: A Boutique Hotel where each room is unique.
Kyle: I would love to put together a very cozy restaurant from top to bottom. Some place I would like to hang out myself!
Creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself!
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