Timelessness, innovation and the ideal setting are the foreground – in the sense of an impressive, surprising spatial impact and accentuated use of light and craftsmanship. The focus is not on individual details but rather on masterly handling and the unexpected combination of materials and surfaces. Interior design is more than just ‘furnishings’. Rather, the presentation and arrangement of space is a well thought out choreography of material usage, surface qualities and perfection of implementation – irrespective of styles and current fashion trends.
Hospitality – what makes for a special experience?
Large sections of the hotel trade are characterised by short-lived trends for a heterogeneous clientele. But a different, durable handling of tradition and history through individual design can create a timeless feel-good factor, and this is shown by the hotel DAS TEGERNSEE. For the redesign of the suites, the concept of the boutique hotel was used as an orientation factor – every room had a different design and was given an individual tone, whether in the furnishings, the colours or selected accessories.
The location can also serve as a driving force. In the Villa Sphere at Gardasee, the interior reflects the aquamarine-coloured water in the Gardasee, the lacquered woods of the elegant Riva boats, and the lemon-yellow dots from the surrounding citrus gardens.
Work – how are we going to be working tomorrow?
The change in society also reflects the way we work. The FAZ aptly titled the conversion of the law firm Latham Watkins in Frankfurt am Main as “Transparency instead of secretiveness, cooperation instead of lone-wolf attitudes”, for what has long been normal in America – open-plan offices for the younger associates – is a novelty for the German office landscape of law firms. To encourage self-determined work, the law firm is concentrating on new, more flexible forms of collaboration. The change in office culture to activity-based working is mainly visual: instead of individual offices, there is an open space, instead of closed areas, there are many glass partitions.
Landau + Kindelbacher Architects Interior Designers