Casa K, the new Keith Pillow’s family home inspired by Kyoto

March 18, 2021

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Casa K, the new Keith Pillow’s family home inspired by Kyoto


A house where tranquillity and balance are the predominant elements, evoking the atmosphere of Kyoto, one of the cities the owner loves the most: this is Casa K, the new family home of Keith Pillow, founder of the international studio DAAA Haus, located in the old part of the seaside city of St. Julian.

The house is a 280sqm apartment consisting of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large open plan kitchen, living and dining with a central yard with a bamboo tree brightening up the hallway and a good-sized back garden with a small pool.

The overall design is minimal with a lot of Japanese influences mixed with some of the best Italian artisan craftsmanship and some iconic designers pieces.

Predominantly all the furniture and accessories are either in black or dark grey shades and all walls and other bespoke wall cladding fitted units in a calming toasted almond white.

The custom-made fitted furniture like the 5-metre wall hung metal library, the kitchen, bathroom vanities in natural stone all were made by local artisans, whilst other distinctive elements such as furniture and lighting were imported from Italy.

These include the Arki-table by Pedrali as are the chairs and Arki-stools used in the breakfast bench, while a minimal Arflex grey velvet sofa has been chosen for its comfort and simplistic design, a good balance when paired with the iconic mid-century pop blue coloured fireside Togo armchair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset.

As for lighting, there is the suspension lamp by Foscarini and the Parentesi lamps by Flos, while in the kid’s bedrooms the classic Tolomeo lamps by Artemide were used; finally, in the kitchen, there is a suspended linear profile by Delta Lights.

Other interesting elements are Kartell and Vitra’s stools, Muuto and Fatboy’s outdoor furniture, Tubes black radiators in the bathrooms and the new chrome Tubes Heater – eve in the living room.

Iconic design, Japanese inspiration, minimal style: welcome to Casa K.