Dynamic Tel Aviv apartment shimmers in the Mediterranean light

Architect Alex Meitlis reveals dynamic Tel Aviv apartment that is designed to shimmer and come alive in the bright light of the Mediterranean

dining area at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis with large white table with wooden chairs and a gold kitchen island
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Located on the city's coveted ‘Golden Mile', a stretch of seafront chock full of aspirational architecture and a cool, urban vibe, this Tel Aviv apartment lacks not in striking wide vistas that bring together modern design and the calming, blue waters of the Mediterranean. Featuring a contemporary apartment interior design created by architect Alex Meitlis, this family home also has plenty to offer when it comes to internal views too. The concept bridges classic minimalism, where a pared-down decor allows the eye and mind to rest, and a dash of glamour, through its refined material palette, art and furniture selection. 

Meitlis, who is currently based between London and Tel Aviv, but grew up in the latter and has strong, first-hand experience of the Israeli city's bright light and seafront views, drew on its natural surroundings and Mediterranean tones for his design. Light colours, reflective surfaces and large windows that open up to long and wide views were crucial in his concept. At the same time, the architect added a ‘cinematic quality', aiming to create a space the evolves during the course of the day and is dynamic as light and shade travel across the interior. 

bedroom looking towards skyscrapers at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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There are shimmering white marble floors, white plaster walls and a handful of brass panelled surfaces that turn golden when the sun hits them. This movement and energy is balanced by the calmness brought about by the sleek, crisp white surfaces, minimalist approach in shapes, colours and decor, and an overall highlighly refined detailing and atmosphere. Meanwhile, black marble bathrooms contrast the openness and lightness of the living spaces, cocooning the user. 

Carefully chosen furniture such as the Eames dining chairs and an Italian midcentury lamp in the dining room, are complemented by specially made pieces, making this a truly bespoke and highly crafted piece of interior design.

Located high in the 28-storey The David Promenade Residences tower, this Tel Aviv apartment is a sculptural and dynamic piece of interior architecture, its clever, high-end design enhancing its impressive setting and signature seafront views.

minimalist living space at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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golden corridor at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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golden bedroom at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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dining area at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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black bathroom at Tel Aviv apartment by Alex Meitlis

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).