e15, Salone del Mobile 2016, Milan, Exhibition Design

The exhibition design by PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN for e15 combines raw concrete floors and white walls to create a simple and modern platform for presentation. Reflecting the clear and progressive design language of the brand, a series of high walls unfolds into distinct areas for the curated selection of e15 furniture, lighting and accessories, providing intriguing architectural viewpoints. Individual settings blend concepts for living and dining, while a white platform highlights the new releases and classics of the collection. Incorporating art of Berlin-based König Galerie, the presentation reflects the brand’s philosophy and its open approach to diverse cultures and disciplines.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Milan, Italy
Status:
Completed
Programme:
100 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Philipp Grundhöfer, Peter Janko
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Stuttgart, Interior Design

For international fashion label Closed, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completes the new women’s store in Stuttgart. Located in the landmarked building ‘König von England’, the architecture of the 172 sqm space references the building’s modernist roots and brings forth a progressive interior concept.

A diagonal pale rose wall with hanging brass elements, inspired by the work of minimalist artist Anne Truitt, allows for intriguing perspectives, leading the customer through the store. Emphasising the modern and enduring zeitgeist of the Closed brand, a warm mix of wood elements such as birch and palisander is set in contrast with burnt orange window elements. Bordeaux Rosso Belgio and black Nero Marquina marble tables provide additional presentation space.

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:
Stuttgart, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
172 sqm

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Rocco Spena, Elena Bühler, Maria Alexandra Moosbrugger
Furniture:
e15, Artek
Curtains:
Kvadrat

e15, imm Cologne 2016, Cologne, Exhibition Design

Consistent with the clear and progressive design language of the brand e15, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN developed an exhibition design which incorporates the existing concrete floors of the exhibition hall to provide a simple and modern platform for the presentation. Allowing for intriguing architectural viewpoints, a series of high white walls unfold into spaces with a striking and simple feel for showcasing the selection of e15 furniture, lighting and accessories. A partial roof creates a living room atmosphere, allowing the visitor to experience the furniture in a real life setting.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
100 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Philipp Grundhöfer, Peter Janko
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

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.
Download press release “Opening of Louis Pretty Deli in Berlin”

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

CLOSED, Amsterdam, Interior Design

With a focus on clear architectural details and contrast in sophisticated colours, the Amsterdam store of international fashion label Closed has been completed.

The interior concept by PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN creates a distinct mix of formal and informal elements bridging between old and new. Freestanding display tables and clothing rails alongside modular pale pink presentation elements provide for a combination of hanging and flat presentations. Palisander wood shelves are set against mirror coated cubes, originating in an impressive modern space. The changing room area features a special ambiance with an intriguing wallpaper by Hermès inspired by Indian gardens.

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
Location:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Status:
Completed
Programme:
115 sqm

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Maria Alexandra Moosbrugger, Elena Bühler
Furniture:
e15
Curtains:
Libeco
Carpet:
limited edition

Monkey 47, Loßburg, Architecture

PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completes the construction of a high end distillery with adjacent head offices for Black Forest Distillers in the rural community of 24 Höfe near Loßburg, Germany – where the roots of the Schwarzwald Dry Gin Monkey 47 originate. Comprising a total of 1,400 sqm, the project led by Philipp Mainzer features the production and distillery building, a degustation and tasting space as well as a landmarked grain storehouse, which is the historic heart of the estate and which functions as a small museum featuring the ingredients of the gin. Continue reading

CLOSED headquarters, Hamburg, Interior Design

For the international fashion label Closed, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completed the expansion of the headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The 1,375 sqm space doubles the existing office area and integrates the company’s Online Services team and in-house photo studio.

Located in the residential neighbourhood of Eppendorf, the interior of the former tramway depot with typical 1890’s red brick façade was restructured to provide both workspaces and communal areas. On the ground floor, offices with glass walls are situated around an atrium space with greens, while an open office layout on the first floor generates a light-flooded working environment essential for a communal and creative atmosphere.

Focal point of the expanded space is the spacious restaurant and kitchen with double height ceilings. Contrasting the industrial architecture, solid oak dining tables and benches by David Chipperfield for e15 elegantly highlight simplicity and warmth.

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:
Hamburg, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
1,375 sqm office

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 5-8
Team:
Philipp Knierim, Yasaman Deylami
Lighting:
Max Franke
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Oldenburg, Interior Design

For international fashion label Closed, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN was commissioned to design the brand’s new store in Oldenburg. The 157 sqm space integrates with multi brand store Du Nord, also designed by the office, into a 373 sqm fashion and lifestyle destination in the heart of the city’s old town.

The interior and its high concrete ceilings reveal an impressive modern space arranged in a composition of intriguing presentation forms and spaces for men and women rendered in an original mix of colours and materials. Preserving the industrial character of the space, a thin black lighting system is silhouetted against the raw concrete as an informal contrast to the solid oak floor radiating warmth. Emphasising the authentic yet innovative character of the Closed brand, high-grade materials such as oak, bronze and marble have been combined into a modern and progressive interior concept.

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:
Du Nord
Location:
Oldenburg, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
157 sqm

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 5-8
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Rocco Spena, Elena Bühler
Lighting:
Max Franke
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

e15 contract furniture, Product Design

For the new Frankfurt restaurant Stanley Diamond, e15 developed a generously proportioned upholstered chair and barstool with backrest. Inspired by the idea of a luxuriously comfortable dining experience and the progressive interior concept, combining contrasting materials and modernist architecture, the upholstered seating offers great comfort and supports an elegant interior. The modernist inspired fabric BRASILIA, which is exclusively woven for e15, harmonises with its intriguing shades of denim blue or deep reds with the entire space.

www.e15.com

Facts

Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Credits

Photography:
Steve Herud

e15 accessories, Product Design

With premium materials in mind, elegant and functional accessories with character complement the e15 collection of furniture and lighting. A range of cutting boards, book ends from fine Italian marble and trays from precious metals are presented in playful and sculptural forms, all reflecting e15’s distinct aesthetic. Circling around kitchen, living room and office, the accessories enrich the pleasure of cooking, working and living. A selected range of products is featured below, such as cutting and chopping boards CHOP, CUT and SLICE, trays HABIBI, ITO and PEN, book end STOP and blanket CUADRO.

www.e15.com

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Url

Aesop, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN has been comissioned to develop the interior design of Aesop’s new signature store in Frankfurt, opening in June 2015. Referencing the regional heritage, key pieces of the e15 collection are part of the interior concept.

In collaboration with Aesop, a stimulating and authentic environment exploring Frankfurt’s modernist roots and its cultural heritage has been realised by PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN for Aesop’s fifth signature store in Germany.

Inspired by the forest green of the German landscape and well crafted natural materials such as solid walnut, raw brass and matt finished “Bembel” grey floor tiles, Aesop’s superlative products are presented in striking harmony, whilst celebrating Frankfurt and its cultural roots.

The architecture focuses on the product rather than competing with it. Back-lit shelves in forest green float along the pale green-grey walls, generating a natural and complementing environment that supports the central element of the store, which is a monolithic solid walnut structure integrating a multi purpose sink in raw brass. Essential for experiencing the products, the sink becomes the core element within the space. Distinctly arranged matt grey floor tiles refer to the sand grey, salt-glazed stoneware ceramic typical for the Frankfurt region.

For the new store at Frankfurt Kaiserplatz, key pieces of German furniture brand e15 have been specified. Cypress green mohair lounge chair WEISSENHOF, solid walnut and natural leather stool ASWAN and chair KARNAK (circa 1925-26), all by Ferdinand Kramer, along with an original George Nelson Half lamp in brass (circa 1950) bring warmth and comfort to the space.

Download press release “Philipp Mainzer develops interior design fpr Aesop’s Frankfurt store”

Facts

Client:
Aesop
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
approx. 137 sqm

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Rocco Spena, Elena Bühler
Furniture:
e15

e15, imm Cologne 2015, Cologne, Exhibition Design

Celebrating 20 years of the brand e15 and its solid wood table BIGFOOT™, the exhibition design by PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN is centred on the anniversary theme. In a museum like setting, the BIGFOOT™ Anniversary Edition by artist Geoff McFetridge is placed upon a white platform from which the presentation unfolds into interlocking rooms. Blending concepts for living, dining and sleeping, individual settings highlight the clear, unmistakable design language and consistent product philosophy of the brand e15.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
100 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Philipp Grundhöfer, Peter Janko
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Munich, Interior Design

For the international fashion label Closed PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN redesigned the brand’s womens and mens store in Munich. The 153 sqm store is divided into an autonomous male and female space, architecturally separated by a passage running through both areas.

As a continuation of the close and ongoing collaboration between the two companies since 2004, the interior design features a modern and flexible concept, whilst emphasising the authentic yet innovative character of the fashion label. Elegantly toying with high-grade materials such as birch, bronze and Nero Marquina marble, the Munich store expresses the modern and forward quality of the brand. Freestanding display tables and clothing rails alongside modular display units lining the walls provide for a combination of hanging and flat presentations.

Since 2004, PHILIPP MAINZER has realised all showroom and store spaces as well as exhibitions for the international fashion brand and created a recognisable brand architecture for the label.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Munich, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
153 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Elena Bühler, Carolin Stärk
Furniture:
e15
Curtains:
Kvadrat
Photography:
Closed

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

e15, Salone del Mobile 2014, Milan, Exhibition Design

For the e15 booth at international furniture fair Salone del Mobile 2014, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN developed an exhibition design, celebrating the brand’s debut of its lighting and accessory collection. Structured into individual settings, a partial roof imparts an expressive, modernist nature to the stand. Unfolding from the centre, the exhibition showcases products in interlocking rooms and intriguing architectural viewpoints, at once accentuating the modern aesthetic of the brand. Informative graphics in white and a raw concrete floor lend an open and informal character to the presentation.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Milan, Italy
Status:
Completed
Programme:
100 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Peter Janko
Photography:
Philipp Mainzer

CLOSED, Cologne, Interior Design

PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN completes a new store in Cologne for international fashion label Closed. The 252 sqm store located in Cologne’s city centre features 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 brand.

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.

Download press release “Completion of CLOSED store in Cologne”

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
252 qm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Johanna Egenolf, CarolinStärk, Elena Bühler
Furniture:
e15
Curtains:
Kvadrat
Carpet:
Kasthall
Photography:
Ewa Skorupska

e15 headquarter, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

For the new headquarter for premium brand e15 a former site of the international industrial company Lurgi in east Frankfurt was converted. The scope included the conversion of a 540 sqm two-storey industrial building into offices, as well as the redesign of a 1230 sqm large space into logistic facilities and a further 425 sqm large building into a new exhibition and studio space for the modern furniture brand.

The former 540 sqm large canteen of the Lurgi company was converted into the new offices of e15 and PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. Retaining the industrial charm of the red brick architecture with its elongated saddle roofs, the generous canteen was completely gutted and a bright and spacious open plan office with acoustic ceiling was realised. Without diminishing the generosity of the space, the different departments are visually and acoustically separated from each other by shelving. Spanning the length of the space separating walls were installed, which divide the workplace from the back office and storage area, further structuring the space. Desks in solid oak present a visually contrasting, warm highlight in the clear office interior.

Using the existing building stock a generous meeting room and kitchen were created as well as separate individual offices for management and accounting. The first floor space was converted into a spacious communal kitchen and library, which offer additional work and communication space. The specifically designed fitted kitchen from solid core panels dyed in black emphasise the humble character of the interior.

An additional industrial warehouse space on site was redesigned to function as a showroom and studio space. In the generous hall with its concrete flooring, existing ceiling construction and extending crane system, a room within a room was created, functioning as a think tank and meeting room as well as model making facility. Constructed from clear lacquered chipboard, the structure underlines the authentic environment of this industrial space. Additionally, a set of white walls and platforms divide the space generating individual presentation areas featuring the e15 collection comprehensively.

Download press release “Completion of e15 headquarter in Frankfurt am Main”

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
2195 sqm total area; 540 qm office, 1230 qm logistics, 425 qm exhibition and workshop

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 5, 8
Team:
Miriam Tocino, Tudor Maldarescu
Supporting architect(s):
Klaus Eismann & Partner Planungs- und Bauleitungs GmbH, planning phases 4, 6, 7, 9
Lighting:
Regent, LTS
Sanitary fittings:
Dornbracht
Photography:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

e15, Salone del Mobile 2013, Milan, Exhibition Design

A new exhibition design concept was developed for the premium brand e15. As a crucial part of the furniture brand’s presentations at international trade fairs, a new exhibition concept was created for 2013. Structured into individual settings with walls in clear lacquered chipboard, the space unfolded in different directions, creating intriguing viewpoints. The exhibition showcased the products in interlocking rooms, accentuating the modern aesthetic of the e15 collection set against the informal chipboard walls. Informative graphics on the walls in combination with the black concrete floor lent the presentation a bold character.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Milan, Italy
Status:
Completed
Programme:
100 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Peter Janko
Photography:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH

René Lezard, Düsseldorf, Interior Design

For the new René Lezard showroom in Düsseldorf a new display concept was devised, emphasising and supporting the brand characteristics of the international high end fashion label. Against a neutral backdrop for the merchandise, the 410 sqm space in the centre of Düsseldorf features the use of brand walls and mood boards, enabling altering displays of seasonal fabrics, materials and images, thus highlighting the vision of current collections. Dividing the space into male and female collection, a central, self contained box with expressive wooden cladding houses the storage room, small kitchen and changing rooms for models. The form and material language takes up the timeless modernity, warm expressiveness, visible quality and self-assured character of the label René Lezard.

Facts

Client:
René Lezard
Location:
Düsseldorf, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
410 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-7
Team:
Jan Philip Holler, Bettina Stenger
Photography:
René Lezard

e15 SELECTED, Product Design

A platform for unique and refined pieces, e15 SELECTED is a premium collection of distinct items. Form, material and artistry transcend common boundaries, resulting in exclusive objects. To mark the debut of the e15 SELECTED collection, the table TRUNK and object RAW by Philipp Mainzer were presented at imm cologne 2012. These individual products are distinguished through their sculptural quality and use of rich materials coupled with finest craftsmanship.

View images of the making of here…

www.e15.com/selected

Credits

Photography:
Martin Url

e15 solid walnut, Product Design

With a focus on the high-grade material, simplicity and function a group of products in solid European walnut were designed for the modern furniture brand e15. A selected range of products is featured below, such as sideboards SHAHNAZ, MAHNAZ, FARAH, FARIBA, ARAQ, DARA, armchair BYRON and tables ANTON, ANNA.

www.e15.com

Facts

Location:
Frankfurt, Germany

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Url

e15 solid oak I, Product Design

Since the establishment of the furniture brand e15, solid European oak has been the foundation and connecting element throughout the collection. Avoiding superfluous details all pieces have been designed with a strong focus on the high-grade material and crafted details to present a modern and enduring range of furniture. As identifying icons for e15, some of the products have established the formative debut of the collection in 1995. Over the years they have been recognised as modern design classics, receiving international awards and representations in several permanent exhibitions in museums. A selected range of products is featured below, such as the tables BIGFOOT™ (1994), PONTE (1994), the stool BACKENZAHN™ (1996), and the bed MO (1999).

www.e15.com

Facts

Location:
Frankfurt, Germany

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Url

The Borsellinos, Wallhausen, Architecture

For the conversion of an 102-year old barn into offices for the design agency and publishers of the magazine AORTICA, THE BORSELLINOS, the existing traditional structure was juxtaposed with modern features. The exterior and the new roof were coloured dark as a contrast to the adjacent buildings. Newly positioned, frameless windows communicate a modern aesthetic. In contrast to the dark exterior, the interior with walls all in white features a large, specially designed multifunctional furniture unit, accommodating storage, kitchen, bathroom and mezzanine. The autonomy of the structure is emphasised as it is positioned orthogonally free-standing, non paying attention to the sloped angles of the existing structure. The project was designed together with architect Fabian Mainzer and executed in close collaboration with the owners.

Facts

Client:
The Borsellinos
Location:
Wallhausen, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
86 sqm

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 5
Supporting architect(s):
Fabian Mainzer
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Piero Borsellino, Noshe

e15, Salone del Mobile 2011, Milan, Exhibition Design

The German furniture brand e15 commissioned a new exhibition design for its fair presentations. In a spare black space, the products are elevated onto white platforms and cubes of different heights, displaying clearly the individual significance of each product. Their elevation also results in a different perspective onto the products, allowing a detailed view of the construction and design. Bold graphic text on platforms provides an informing and striking visual element for the presentation.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Milan, Italy
Status:
Completed
Programme:
79 sqm presentation

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Peter Janko
Photography:
Andreas Mikutta

e15 living II, Product Design

In a desire to combine contemporary design with oriental traditions the new e15 Living products emerged with the design of the side tables HABIBI, DREI and VIER. Complimented by the side tables the low platforms and cushions of SHIRAZ are used to create the perfect settings for social and relaxing environments.

www.e15.com

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Url

e15 solid oak II, Product Design

Since the establishment of the furniture brand e15, solid European oak has been the foundation and connecting element throughout the collection. Avoiding superfluous details all pieces have been designed with a strong focus on the high-grade material and crafted details to present a modern and enduring range of furniture. As identifying icons for e15, some of the products have established the formative debut of the collection in 1995. Over the years they have been recognised as modern design classics, receiving international awards and representations in several permanent exhibitions in museums. A selected range of new products is featured below, such as the tables ZEHN and LONDON.

www.e15.com

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Url

e15 living I, Product Design

In a desire to combine contemporary design with oriental traditions, the e15 Living products emerged with the design of the modular sofa SHIRAZ, which was awarded with the design prize of the German Federal Republic 2008, and the bed PARDIS. Complimented by the side tables the low platforms and cushions of SHIRAZ are used to create the perfect settings for social and relaxing environments.

www.e15.com

Facts

Location:
Frankfurt, Germany
Status:
Completed

Credits

Photography:
Ingmar Kurth, Martin Ur

e15, Salone del Mobile 2010, Milan, Exhibition Design

For the exhibition at furniture fairs in its 15th anniversary year, the modern furniture brand e15 commissioned a new exhibition stand concept. Intended to reflect a creative work environment, the stand design emphasised a studio character and showed the continual design process the brand lives. On raw industrial flooring, timber scaffolding with white plastic tarpaulin make up the stand walls, which are adorned by handwritten greetings of the brand’s befriended New York artist Mark Borthwick. Lighting is produced by fluorescent tubes in the improvised walls, and symmetrically placed as ceiling lights. Product models, material samples, furniture component parts, development images and drawings are all on display along with the finished products.

View behind the scenes images here …

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Milan, Italy
Status:
Completed
Programme:
79 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Jan Philip Holler, Peter Janko
Photography:
Andreas Mikutta

Stählemühle, Eigeltingen, Interior Design

The client Stählemühle commissioned the conversion of an old mill estate into a high quality distillery for award winning liquors. Making up a total of 143 sqm, the conversion comprised the distillery, the degustation and tasting space on the estate. The design puts specified traditional materials in a modern context while the main focus is on the creation of a presentation and sales area for the distillery’s products. Exposed concrete walls and raw asphalt flooring were specified to contrast the polished finish of the distillery machine. The glass containers of the liquors act as lenses, magnifying the texture of the exposed concrete walls. All specified furniture was supplied by e15, with key items being custom-made for this project.

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Facts

Client:
Stählemühle
Location:
Eigeltingen, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
143 sqm total area; 26 sqm distillery, 83 sqm degustation, 31 sqm tasting space

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-5
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Kathrin Mainka, Anke Wollbrink
Local architect(s):
Architekturbüro Stemmer, planning phases 6-9
Lighting:
Delta Light
Furniture:
e15, Horges
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

Werbewelt, Stuttgart, Interior Design

For their headquarters in Stuttgart, the communication agency Werbewelt commissioned the completion of the interior into high-end offices. The briefing for the 600 sqm space was to create an interior that instigates and facilitates creativity and communication between staff whilst also creating a positive and open work environment.

Facts

Client:
Werbewelt
Location:
Stuttgart, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
600 sqm office space

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Carina Arnold, Susanne Kurz, Kathrin Mainka
Furniture:
e15, Bertoia, PPMobler, Thonet, Hofe
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

CLOSED, Amsterdam, Interior Design

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. The main interior features of all stores including the one in Amsterdam are casual yet polished environments. Services provided included design development, production of construction documents and artistic site supervision (planning phases 1-5), as well as planning and implementation of all furniture.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Status:
Completed
Programme:
60 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-5
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Kathrin Mainka
Local architect(s):
Vogel Architect, Sassenheim, The Netherlands, planning phases 6-9
Lighting:
ERCO
Furniture:
e15, Carl Hansen
Curtains:
Création Baumann
Carpet:
Kasthall
Photography:
Constantin Meyer

People Interactive, Cologne, Interior Design

Commissioned to convert the interior within an old warehouse building in the Belgium quarter of Cologne, an office layout was conceived based on generous and natural use of space, while featuring elements of the old structure such as the arched ceiling. The result is an atmosphere created especially for the needs of creative minds, maintaining good communication and space for contemplation.

Facts

Client:
People Interactive
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
113 sqm office space

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Anke Wollbrink
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Constantin Meyer

Sign Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

Commissioned to convert the interior of an old steam cooling station nestled on the banks of the Main river in Frankfurt into new offices for the graphic agency Sign Kommunikation. With its dark brick façade and loophole-like windows framed by red and white folding shutters, an office layout was conceived based on generous and natural use of space, while specifying varying materials as exposed concrete and walnut to create masterful contrasts. The centre of the building is a ten-meter (thirty feet) high concrete entrance hall whilst its true centrepiece is an atmosphere created especially for the needs of creative minds, which is at once equally conducive to individual contemplation, communication and teamwork. Services provided included all planning phases (planning phases 1-9) and implementation of all furniture.

Facts

Client:
Sign Kommunikation
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
660 sqm total office area

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Simone Götz, Kathrin Mainka, Philipp Mainzer, Anke Wollbrink
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

CLOSED, Munich, Interior Design

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. The main interior features of all stores including the one in Munich are casual yet polished environments.

Facts

Client:
Closed GmbH
Location:
Munich, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
153 sqm store

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Kathrin Mainka
Lighting:
ERCO
Furniture:
e15, Carl Hansen
Curtains:
Création Baumann
Photography:
Constantin Meyer

e15, imm Cologne 2007, Cologne, Exhibition Design

The design of a pure and architectural exhibition stand reflecting e15’s distinct aesthetic was planned to communicate the introduction of the e15 Living concept for the brand’s 2007 collection. With a layout representing a generous one-story house, all living areas were represented. A special focus was placed on the debut of the sofa system SHIRAZ featured in various fabric combinations, creating a living landscape together with complementing products such as metal and wood side tables and carpets. The layout of the stand allowed the visitor to discover e15 products while wandering through different areas of a “residential house”.

Facts

Client:
e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
88 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Farah Ebrahimi, Juliane Hartfiel
Photography:
Constantin Meyer

Xue Xue Institute, Taipei, Interior Design

To create the first private university in Taiwan, the conversion of an empty, ten storey, 8200 sqm large office tower in the centre of Taipei’s Nai Hu commercial district into the Xue Xue Insitute was commissioned. Central to the interior design concept was the idea of promoting communication between different user groups to enhance interdisciplinary exchange as a basis for better working and learning – away from traditional podium-style lecturing towards a more active and lively exchange of ideas between professors and students. The completion of the interior included the conception of the ground floor shop and media gallery, the second floor restaurant and kitchen areas, as well as the classrooms and office facilities located on the third floor to sixth floor. A central element made from oak serves as guiding orientation on every floor. Alongside designing and realising the interior architecture, the briefing also included the planning and realisation of all furniture. The Xue Xue Institute is Taiwan’s first private academy dedicated entirely to the creative arts, design and culture.

Facts

Client:
Xue Xue Institute
Location:
Taipei, Taiwan
Status:
Completed
Programme:
8200 sqm total area

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-5
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Simone Götz, Buket Kocyigit, Philipp Mainzer, Anke Wollbrink
Local architect(s):
Ho Hou Studio Architects, Taipei, planning phases 6-9
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

The established Frankfurt art institution, Frankfurter Kunstverein, commissioned the interior design of its 520 sqm space in a notable building in the historic centre of Frankfurt am Main.

The focus was on the layout of the space using purely furniture to allocate different activities. The pure lines and high quality of the furniture provide a calming environment without competing with the existing historic structure.

Facts

Client:
Frankfurter Kunstverein
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
520 sqm total area

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Simone Götz
Furniture:
e15
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

Bergman, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

In 2000, the Bergman shop in downtown Frankfurt was realized. Designed as a concept store, PHILIPP MAINZER developed an interior layout that was entirely new and unique in Germany. On three levels covering more than 400 sqm of space, men´s amd women´s fashions were displayed alongside furniture, home accessories, beauty products, books, music and more. Bergman`s philosophy was to approach the design topic with a dynamic, yet reduced aestheticism that emphasizes the unique identity, quality and individual story of each of its products. The interior design expanded on this basic theme to produce balanced, well-designed spaces that highlight the presentation of the products without undue distraction.

Facts

Client:
Bergman
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
400 sqm store space

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth