So, Moss Design is composed of a small team of real nice and cool people, who all share that sleek modern aesthetic but always with a twist of warm surprise (e.g. a upcycled/reclaimed bathroom sink set in an industrial space.) We decided to work with Moss because of their distinct spatial design, their minimalist taste/style, their attention to details, and their dedication to a greener architectural process.
Moss Design (architectural, interior, and furniture design) and WC Studio (architectural design and actual construction) were an essential part and a big guidance to our new and beautiful loft home. After a long and relentless search, the husband and I chose to work with the fierce head architect Matt, his incredibly personable partner and co-founder Laura, and their creative team for a major gut rehab in a loft-style condo unit, located in the edge of the Chicago West Loop neighborhood.
The problems we faced were small windows/scares natural lighting in a big space and the absolute need to re-distribute the interior layout in a smart and savvy manner. Moss Design brainstormed, researched, designed, troubleshot, and then built us with exactly what we asked for while consulting us every step of the way. The team transformed the loft from its original 2 beds 1 bath to 3 beds 2 baths, in order to accommodate 3 people living in this unit. The renovation included a new master bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in shower, new kitchen, two bedrooms and an artist studio space. And their genius "indoor windows" proposal (using large glass panels as walls to define each room) solved the low-light situation we had. All the other personal preferences regarding our living space were clarified by us and achieved by Moss Design. Both the husband and I are practicing studio artists, thus we are very specific about our needs and vision of the space. We enjoyed working with the independent architecture studio rather than big-name firms because we did not want to be drowned in a sea of other projects. We wanted the personal exchanges and attention. In addition, Moss Design customized/designed and produced several statement furniture pieces for us that are not only pragmatic but also the focal point in our loft space.
Moss Design understood our requests (and sometimes even took our original ideas further to present us with more/different options,) and continued to provide their services even after the project was finished. They helped us constructed our dream home.