“No right angles, rooms, that do not comply with modern standards, interfering levels – a project with such an old substance means an incredible challenge for an interior designer. However these buildings possess a inspirational unique character and are filled with stories. So for us it was as much a challenge as an inspiration“ Seifried&Mack explain.
For almost 60 years the Scholl family looks after their guests and offers a place for relaxation. The two designers Alexander Seifried and Felix Severin Mack managed to combine the unique charm of the historically evolved spaces with exceptional contemporary design. It demonstrates their principles to create interior that attracts attention by strong visual concepts but are functional at the same time.
A golden curtain, lasered birds and an oversized foot made from styrofoam – an unconventional concept by Seifried&Mack
Important components of Seifried&Mack´s concept are strong colours, contrasting clear surfaces against original features of the house, specifically designed and custom made furnishings – and a great attention to detail. The hotel guests find themselves on a journey through the history of the buildings amidst contemporary and functional interieur. For example visitors will come across an oversized foot sculpture made from styrofoam at the hotel entrance by which Seifried&Mack remember in a lovable and creative way the former house owner: the armless town chronicler Thomas Schweicker. He gained national fame throu-gh his incredible writing skills using his feet.
Seifried&Mack were using a chain curtain, made from thousands of chain links as a continous design element to create an visual unity in the ground floor of all adjoining houses. They modified the chain curtain in the Café Scholl, which is also located on the ground floor, so the change of colours in the chains make a clock face become apparent. Whilst strolling in the house guests are always in good company – hundreds of golden birds, lasered out from sheetmetal, lead them to their rooms.
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