Sign Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

For the new offices of graphic design agency Sign Kommunikation, an industrial building was converted in the east of Frankfurt. PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN redesigned the 430 sqm space to accommodate an open-plan office with meeting rooms, kitchen, archive and a small studio.

Retaining the industrial charm of the building, the generous interior was completely gutted to realise a bright and spacious layout. An inserted wall clad with walnut veneer creates a warm highlight in the otherwise reduced design concept and separates the work desks visually and acoustically from a presentation area as well as the remaining rooms. Furniture in solid oak juxtaposes the white walls and flooring in light tones, presenting an intriguing contrast.

Facts

Client:
Sign Kommunikation
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
430 sqm
Date / Duration:
06/2017 – 09/2017

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1 – 9
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Philipp Knierim, Paul Bauer, Lisa-Marie Wiegand
Furniture:
e15

ekn, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

In close collaboration with ekn footwear founder Noel Klein-Reesink, PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, together with Paul Bauer, has realised the interior design of ekn’s first store in Frankfurt.

Located at Danziger Platz, in the city’s vibrant Ostend neighbourhood, the multifunctional space features an open and focused interior,
serving as the new headquarter for the ecological shoe brand.

At the core of the interior design are stacked cubicles, creating an abstract sculptural appearance and an intriguing perspective. The boxes made from OSB boards function as presentation platforms for the latest collection, as work spaces, as well as an archive to showcase the high quality materials which are central to the brand’s identity. A treatment with white pigments transforms the recycled wood into a unique statement. Raw concrete floor and white walls are set against the versatile cubes, resulting in a minimal interior which puts the products as well as the users of the space in focus.

ekn was founded in 2013, offering shoes handmade in Portugal from organic materials and under fair conditions. Combining products with maximum quality and a minimal ecological footprint, the brand with a strong network in the music and art scene distributes its shoes internationally.

With recent projects such as the deli Louis Pretty in Berlin, and a 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.

Facts

Client:
ekn footwear GmbH
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
Approx. 52 qm

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-8
Team:
Paul Bauer, Claire Wildenhues
Supporting architect(s):
sterling projects
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

Private Villa, Frankfurt am Main, Architecture

PHILIPP MAINZER has been commissioned with the reconstruction, conversion and interior design of a private villa in Frankfurt, Germany. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016.

Facts

Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
In progress
Programme:
800 sqm

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 2-8
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Felix Schwantje, Caroline Hoffmann

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 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

MMK / Azita, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

The design of the MMK store was commissioned by Azita, a progressive retailer responsible for curating the store, for the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt. Central to the design of the 20 sqm space is the use of unconventional materials such as chip board and mirror glass made into series of stacked shelves, allowing for a flexible presentation space.

View some behind the scenes images here …

Facts

Client:
Azita Store
Location:
Frankfurt, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
20 sqm store space

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Johanna Egenolf
Photography:
Axel Schneider

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

Trademark Publishing, Frankfurt am Main, Exhibition Design

For their fair presentation at the renowned Frankfurt book fair, the design book publisher Trademark Publishing commissioned a new exhibition design. The compact presentation space built with plywood provides a modern backdrop and unique contrast to the refined display shelves and furniture, reflecting the ethos and individuality of the book publisher.

Facts

Client:
Trademark Publishing
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
8 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Jan Philip Holler
Graphics:
Antonia Henschel
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

House R, Frankfurt am Main, Architecture

The design was developed for a competition for a residential single detached dwelling set aback in a central Frankfurt neighbourhood. Although House R is closely surrounded by adjacent buildings, the proposed architecture allows for a high level of privacy, still maintaining transparency and interaction with the landscape. A playful combination of changing levels and open voids provide for an inspiring interior, focusing on the large double height living-dining area as the social centre of the house. The design was awarded the second prize.

Facts

Client:
Private Client
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
Competition of 270 sqm housing, 256 sqm landscaping

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3
Team:
Daniel Cuhas, Buket Kocyigit, Anke Wollbrink

Toto, Frankfurt am Main, Exhibition Design

For the introduction of a number of new products at ISH, the international fair for sanitary ware, climate and energy technology in Frankfurt, Toto, Japan’s leading producer of sanitary ware commissioned the design of individual lounges, one for each new product line, as part of their stand. For Toto’s new product range NeoRest2, a luxurious, open space was created using select materials to achieve an inviting and spiritual bathing landscape enhancing a pure functioning room.

Facts

Client:
TOTO Europe GmbH
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
26 sqm presentation

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Jan Philip Holler
Photography:
TOTO Europe GmbH

House H, Frankfurt am Main, Interior Design

The interior design for a private house in Frankfurt am Main included the commission for a new bathroom interior. Large slabs of marble were used as the central element, providing layers of depth whilst creating a luxurious and functioning space.

Facts

Client:
Private client
Location:
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Status:
Completed
Programme:
7 sqm bathroom

Credits

Interior Design:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-9
Team:
Carina Arnold, Iris Kerber
Lighting:
LTS
Sanitary fittings:
Dornbracht, Duravit
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

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

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