Louis Pretty Deli, Berlin, Interior Design

In close collaboration with entrepreneur Oskar Melzer, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN together with Paul Bauer and Farah Ebrahimi have realised the interior design of Louis Pretty, a new deli in Berlin’s vibrant Kreuzberg neighbourhood.

Located on Ritterstraße, Louis Pretty is the latest project by Oskar Melzer, James and David Ardinast. For the deli, Philipp Mainzer developed a fresh and unique dining environment, featuring a sophisticated mix of materials and colours.

Inspired by Palm Springs modernism and David Hockney’s painting ‘A Bigger Splash’, the space is imagined with a progressive interior concept brimming with distinct tones and textures. Burnt orange walls, Bazooka pink upholstered seating are set against surprising and coherent combination of Italian laminate table tops with the illusion of a swimming pool surface. A special edition of the e15 dining chair HOUDINI treated with teak stain references modernist tones and harmonises with the entire space.

Louis Pretty is named after a member of the Jewish New York Mafia Kosher Nostra – in keeping with tradition as in previous projects of Melzer and the Ardinast brothers, such as the well received Stanley Diamond restaurant in Frankfurt, Louis Pretty brings the culture of kosher kitchen to key German cities, offering refined homemade pastrami sandwiches, traditional Matzo Ball soup and Cobb salad.

With recent projects such as the Aesop signature store, Frankfurt and the distillery for the German gin Monkey 47 in Loßburg, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN works internationally on commercial, residential and cultural projects, providing full architectural and design services.
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Facts

Client:
etc Gastronomiebetriebs- und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
approx. 56 sqm

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Paul Bauer, Farah Ebrahimi, Philipp Grundhöfer
Furniture:
e15, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Fabrics / Textiles:
Kvadrat
Photography:
Steve Herud

Loft, Berlin, Interior Design

For the international publication Freunde von Freunden (Friends of Friends), PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completes a contemporary loft space in Berlin.

Facts

Client:
Freunde von Freunden
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Design Phase
Programme:
335 sqm

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1 - 8
Team:
Philipp Knierim, Natalie Konopelski, Paul Bauer, Farah Ebrahimi

CLOSED, Berlin, Interior Design

PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completes a new women’s and men’s store located in the concept mall Bikini Berlin. The 180 sqm store nearby Berlin Kurfürstendamm features a continuous set of geometric forms that form intriguing presentation spaces for the men’s and women’s collection, whilst elegantly toying with high-grade materials and original colours as a main design element.

Rich materials such as marble, solid wood and natural leather are contrasted with back-lit powder coated MDF shelves in combination with perforated steel boxes in subtle yet distinct colours, emphasising the innovative and authentic character of the international fashion label Closed

Since 2004, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN has collaborated with Closed in creating a progressive and identifiable brand architecture for the label. This includes the design and realisation of all Closed retail stores, showroom spaces as well as numerous international exhibition stands for the brand.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
180 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Elena Bühler, Carolin Stärk, Johanna Egenolf
Furniture:
e15, Living Divani
Curtains:
Kvadrat
Carpet:
Kasthall
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Bread & Butter, Berlin, Exhibition Design

For the international fashion label Closed an exhibition design was realised in the space of the former editorial offices of Berlin’s famous city magazine “Tip Berlin” in the course of Berlin’s fashion show Bread & Butter in July 2013. The 550 sqm presentation on the ground floor of an Art Nouveau building was developed to exude an abstract character. Diverse and bespoken clothes racks with elements of coloured glass and mirror were created to present the new collection and underline the modern aesthetic of the fashion label. Cabinet tables made of black and white metal with elements of marble and brass as well as the bespoke clothes racks were used to structure the huge space into individual rooms and increased the abstract and geometric effect. An outside lounge area underlined the artistic event character of the exhibition.

In 2004, the collaboration with the Hamburg based fashion label Closed started with the realisation of the company’s first flagship store in downtown Hamburg. Since then, the fashion label commissioned the interior design of Closed stores and showrooms around the world with the briefing to establish a distinct global corporate architecture for the brand.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
550 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 6, 7
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Julia Kluger, Elena Bühler
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Gallery Nolin Judin, Berlin, Exhibition Design

For the international fashion brand Closed, an exhibition design at Nolin Judin Gallery was developed in the context of the fashion fair Bread & Butter 2013 in Berlin. A 275 sqm presentation with bespoke furniture was created, underlining the pure and innovative character of the fashion brand’s collection.

A black wooden catwalk was designed to meander through the space seeming to float above the bright floor and flanked by glass cabinets on both sides. The 2 m high custom-made cabinets, made from glass in a frame of powder-coated steel in umbra grey highlighted the men’s and women’s fashion in a distinct and progressive way. Illuminated from the bottom of the glass cabinets the garments obtained a weightless character, especially when presented lying on the glass surface of the pure cabinet tables. Completed by three different shapes of steel clothes racks, the clothing presentation was accentuated by painted curry-coloured walls, a sensitive ceiling illumination as well as beamer projections of CLOSED catwalk situations.

In 2004, the collaboration with the Hamburg based fashion label Closed started with the realisation of the company’s first flagship store in downtown Hamburg. Since then, the fashion label commissioned the interior design of all Closed stores and showrooms around the world with the briefing to establish a distinct global corporate architecture for the brand.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
275 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-7
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Elena Bühler
Supporting architect(s):
A+O Architekten
Photography:
Axel Kirchhof

American Apparel, Berlin, Interior Design

In 2004, the commission was to develop the first retail stores for the brand in Europe, beginning with Frankfurt and Berlin. The interior design for American Apparel focuses on the represented product. A combination of front-facing presentation and nearby storage allow for an effective communication with the customer. The choice of simple materials and partially pre-made shop fittings match the casual aesthetics and ecological message of the manufacturer.

Facts

Client:
American Apparel
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
102 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Bettina Stenger
Lighting:
ERCO
Curtains:
Kvadrat
Photography:
ERCO GmbH