Pas de deux
Legends of international design, historical architecture, successful TV series. Inspirations that a Dutch loft gathers together and interprets in a four- handed project The designers are Dutch, based in Amsterdam. The clients are international travellers with roots in Maastricht. The two sides have managed to find common ground, not only physically but also mentally. “The common denominator in all our interventions and the essential starting point is freedom,” explain interior designers Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus, known as the Nicemakers. Originating from this empathetic and exuberant creativity is the loft on the tenth floor with a view of Maastricht, where design and decoration intertwine to tell an original story, rich in references and suggestions. A testing ground in which the Nicemakers — who started out professionally in 2011 and have already won many international awards, the latest being for the Hotel Hoxton in Amsterdam — were able to express their approach to design, made up of a focus on people, contemporary elegance and functionality that is never detached from emotion. A wealth of inspirations revealed in the materials, from the wood for the wainscoting to the glass for the sliding panels, in the patterns and in the manufacturing, in the designer or custom- made furniture, in the vintage pieces purchased at auctions and international galleries.