Conceived by interior design studio Fettle, Locke’s first arrival in the Bavarian capital is Schwan Locke. Inspired by the Deutscher Werkbund movement, which was began in Munich in the early 20th century. Giving nod to Werkbund's design principles, and a sophisticated mid-century inspired colour palette you’ll be drooling over.
The artwork? Collaborating with some of the city’s most exciting artists, who have their own formulas for bridging timeless and contemporary style. Throughout the hotel draws inspiration from the pioneering women involved in the Werkbund movement – from photographer and sculptor Marianne Brandt to Lilly Reich who was on the board of directors. Local artist Veronika Grenzebach adds a playful array of portraits. Her focus lays on the depiction of femininity and empowered women. Making the spaces feel distinctive and visually appealing, in a wonderful way.
Fettle has ensured the public areas within the hotel feel comfortable and inviting and can easily transition through the day to allow guests to eat, drink, relax and work within the café, lounge, bar and courtyard spaces. To help with this, Fettle layered the lighting throughout the ground floor to ensure that it can be tailored to the specific time of day or purpose and have provided a variety of seating options to suit every need.
In the lobby, we’ve created the perfect spot for an impromptu selfie moment with a mirror wall paired with a bold patterned floor, the design of which was inspired by details the details of a Deutscher Werkbund exhibition no less.
When it comes to the sleeping quarters, you’ll feel right at home in a space where you can have it all. Inspired by the Werkbund concept of layering, colour palettes in our living spaces are a mixture of three deep hues. The mid-century industrialist style features chrome, steel and veneered wood. And we also have an extensive turn-of-the-century art collection on display throughout our ground floor. In your light-filled apartment, you’ll have a fully-fitted kitchen and all the space you need to sleep, work and live. If you want to eat in, our pantry has all the ingredients you need to rustle up a culinary feast.
Around the hotel you’ll find quiet corners with space to focus and get down to some business… or a cocktail or two. Comfy sofas for catching up or daydreaming. And enough coffee to make sure your working session is a productive one. Our sophisticated co-working lounge has space for 30 people and is yours to use, however you need. There are plenty of USB plug sockets, and the Wi-Fi is superfast and free. Just turn up, plug in and go. The café also includes a larder positioned to the left as you enter the space, allowing you to choose from a curated list of local produce that they can try out.
If you’ve got to arrange a last-minute group meeting, there’s a large co-working table in natural oak up for grabs and some comfy furniture. A pair of double doors lead out from both the lounge and the bar beyond to the courtyard terraces, linking the interior and exterior.
Where to drink? You’ll find a bespoke curved bar to be the focal point for the evening. It features a white marble top and timber ribbed undercounter as well as a chrome gantry with details similar to those within the larder space. Custom designed chrome bar stools with fluted chrome bases will be the ideal perching spot for a date in Bavaria. There’s also a menu of light snacks – perfect for pre-dinner nibbles before you head out to explore Munich’s restaurant scene.
Finally, for when you’ll need to top up of sunrays the courtyard will no doubt draw in your attention. Relax in variety of lounge sofas and outdoor chairs all upholstered in a mixture of playful outdoor fabrics, surrounded by lush vegetation. All with a lively ambience.
Fettle is an interior architecture and design firm specialising in hospitality design founded by Tom Parker and Andy Goodwin. Fettle work with a variety of clients, from one-off operators and start-ups to large commercial brands.
With offices in London and Los Angeles, Fettle provides a full spectrum of services, from space planning and project feasibility studies to bespoke lighting and furniture design to create beautiful, functional spaces which portray their history, their location and their ethos.
Fettle’s studios in London and Los Angeles work collaboratively across all projects which include Chucs and Tavolino in London, The Elder and The Jib Door in Bath, Olivetta in Los Angeles and the Hoxton Hotel, Portland.