ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Design & Architecture -

Gisbert Pöppler de­scribes his rooms as hav­ing a ‘com­posed play­ful­ness’. They com­bine un­con­ven­tional ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures – a high-gloss cup­board next to a hand­lac­quered one, where the brush­strokes are a de­lib­er­ate fea­ture, for in­stance. ‘Pieces pro­duced by crafts­peo­ple are rooted in my work,’ he says, ‘whether forged by a smith or hand-knot­ted on a loom.’ For him, the big­gest chal­lenge is to get the struc­ture of a space right – colours are the ic­ing on the cake. gis­bert­poep­

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