Rome, Italy

Jacobsroom is an interior design studio based in Rome that produces lightweight pieces of furniture that merge practical functionality with a minimalist modern style.

The studio was founded by French designer Kathrin Charlotte Bohr in 2017 as an exercise to explore our “eternal need of beauty”. Bohr started her career as a creative director and set designer in advertising and film before moving into product design by creating furniture pieces for the brand Greyge in 2011. Through Jacobsroom, Bohr creates spaces and pieces of furniture that balance a tactile softness with stark modern lines in light natural wood, reflective mirror, pale matte surfaces, and leather.

As the name of her studio might suggest, Bohr is influenced by the work of Virginia Woolf and the notion of storytelling is central to her design ethos. She is also inspired by fashion and cinematic authors such as Andrei Tarkovsky and her work in the film industry has given her a deep understanding of how a space can lend itself to memories and sensory experience, made all the more meaningful when even ordinary material objects are arranged into a visually beautiful composition. It is therefore important that her designs have a timeless quality to ensure the longevity of their meaning and emotional connection with their owners. She states, “every design needs to have a story and should generate timeless pleasure for the person who receives it.”

From folding tables to a chaise lounge, there is a purity that underlines the designer’s aesthetic, which serves to allow the pieces from Jacobsroom adapt to almost any space, subtly adding both visual and functional enhancement as the stories within the room unfold.