Sam Chermayeff's Berlin Loft is a Living Art Installation

Chermayeff arranges his reading material in “artful stacks” near the triangular bed, which comfortably sleeps four. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Art leans near a concrete coffee table by Isa Melsheimer in architect Sam Chermayeff’s Berlin loft. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Chermayeff in the sleeping area of his Berlin loft. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

A red-lacquered steel toolbox on wheels stores silverware and table linens. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

The 30-square-foot acrylic sauna is furnished with chairs by Konstantin Grcic and Harry Bertoia. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Chermayeff assembled his closet from 140 steel hinges. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Vintage bath furnishings by Luigi Colani were purchased on eBay. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

The toaster sits on a 3-foot-high steel pedestal next to the vintage stove. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

The living area showcases the architect’s ever evolving mix of found, custom, and designer pieces; the acrylic bench in the foreground doubles as a vitrine for Australian artist Carly Fischer’s assortment of faux trash—painstakingly created out of paper and adhesive. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

The powder-coated steel storage container is custom. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Translucent polycarbonate panels funnel light through the street-facing facade. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Vintage tubular steel chairs with linen seats pull up to a glass dining table by Tue Greenfort; above is a Berlin street lamp, its gas tank still intact. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

Hanging on the wall is the lab coat from a party thrown by artist Marina Abramovic. Photography by Luca Girardini/Photofoyer.

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