There’s that old philosophical saying, ‘life imitates art’. And if anyone was to replicate that notion into the real world, it was going to be designer Kim Jones. There is something fascinating about delving into the private spaces of celebrities, the wealthy and affluent – while much of their work is shared with the world, it is rare to be privvy to their private lives. Even when a celebrity house is listed on the market, it is a staged interpretation of what their home might have looked like.
This month however, Berlin apparel brand 032c has been allowed special access into the space of Kim Jones for its namesake magazine, and let me tell you it is a brutalist dream. Located in the centre of a West London block hides the immaculate structure of the designer’s home. Designed by Gianni Botsford Architects, and built in 2006, Jones describes the home as “pretty fucking major.” The interiors feature towering walls of polished concrete and stainless steel and dressed with an endless array of artworks, bathed in cool natural light, you would think you’re viewing a virtual art exhibition.
The only markers shared that reveal the space is in fact not an art gallery is the outdoor pool, master bedroom and a library of personal Kim Jones artefacts. There is a myriad of books and a vast collection of old magazines, autographs from the likes of Kate Moss, awards and keepsakes from past collaborations – a KAWS x Dior figurine proudly sits on the shelf. Jones’ dogs are featured within the interior photoshoot as well and reveals a softer side to the fashion visionary.
Though we can’t expect Kim Jones will spend much time in his meticulously designed home. Just last week it was announced the Dior Homme designer would in addition to, take the helm of Fendi womenswear as Artistic Director.
See the full home and read the interview here.