Glass Collection Elbphilharmonie

Productdesign
Hamburg Musik gGmbH
2016

IN ADDITION TO THE OVERALL FURNISHING CONCEPT FOR THE ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG EVA MARGUERRE, MARCEL BESAUAND DANIEL SCHÖNING HAVE DESIGNED A NEW FURNITURE SERIES SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOYERS OF THE CONCERT HALLS, CONSISTING OF A HIGH TABLE, A BENCH AND A SIDE TABLE. FOR THE SKY LOUNGE THEY DEVELOPED A NEW

FURNITURE DESIGNS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CONCERT HALL ELBPHILHARMONIE 

IN ADDITION TO THE OVERALL FURNISHING CONCEPT for the elbphilharmonie hamburg EVA MARGUERRE, MARCEL BESAU AND DANIEL SCHÖNING HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW SERIES OF GLASS TABLES. THE RESULT IS A NOTICEABLY RELATED SERIES OF FURNITURE, THAT PERFECTLY ADAPTS THE OVERALL FURNISHING CONCEPT AND ENGAGES IN A DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH THE PARTICULAR SPACIAL CONDITIONS. 

 

FURNITURE DESIGN FOR THE CHRISTINE AND KLAUS-MICHAEL KÜHNE SKY LOUNGE

FOR THE CHRISTINE AND KLAUS-MICHAEL
KÜHNE SKY LOUNGE, THE VIP LOUNGE OF THE ELBPHILHARMONIE, EVA MARGUERRE, MARCEL BESAU AND DANIEL SCHÖNING HAVE DESIGNED A FAMILY OF GLASS TABLES, THAT ARE SPECIFIED IN THE ELBPHILHARMONIE IN VARIATIONS OF AN ELONGATED HIGH TABLE, DINING TABLE AND SIDE TABLE. THEY EXPERTLY CORRESPOND WITH THE PARTICULAR SPACIAL CONDITIONS OF THE ROOM.

ALSO THESE PIECES OF FURNITURE TOY WITH THE VALUE AND FEEL OF NATURAL MATERIAL AND THUS TAKE UP THE OVER-ALL MAIN FURNISHING CONCEPT. THE SMOOTH, COLD MATERIAL GLASS IS CONTRASTED HERE WITH THE WARM AND STRUCTURED MATERIAL OF WOOD – QUASI AS A REVERSAL OF THE BUILDING’S ARCHITECTURE WITH ITS HISTORIC BRICK BASE AND TOP GLASS STRUCTURE. 

ALL VERSIONS OF THE TABLE FAMILY CONSIST OF A GLASS SUBSTRUCTURE FROM BLACK TRANSPARENT GLASS SLABS, THAT MAKE UP DIFFERENT TRANSPARENT ALMOST OPAQUE LAYERS DUE TO THEIR ARRANGEMENT AND OVERLAPPING. INSERTED, BLACK SOLID WOOD PANELS FORM THE TABLETOP.

AN ADDITIONAL OWN DESIGN OF EVA MARGUERRE, MARCEL BESAU AND DANIEL SCHÖNING IS A BAR COUNTER FROM GLASS, WHICH TAKES UP THE MATERIALITY OF THE TABLE SERIES AND ADDITIONALLY EMPHASISES THE DISTINCTNESS OF THE LOUNGE.


Daniel Schöning
WRS Architekten und Stadtplaner GmbH
www.wirsind.net

photos:

nina struve

elias hassos

sarah bernhardt

 

 

THE FURNITURE DESIGNS FOR THE FOYERS AND THE SKY LOUNGE WILL, IN ADDITION TO THE SPECIFICATION IN THE ELBPHILHARMONIE, BE PRODUCED IN SERIES BY A RENOWNEDMANUFACTURER FROM SPRING 2017.

CONCEPT FOR THE FOYERS OF THE SMALL AND THE GRAND CONCERT HALL

EVA MARGUERRE, MARCEL BESAU AND DANIELSCHÖNING HAVE CREATED A NOTICEABLY RELATED PRODUCT FAMILY, THAT IS USED IN THE FOYER AROUND THE GRAND CONCERT HALL. THE SINGLE ELEMENTS OF THE FAMILY, THE HIGH TABLE, THE BENCH AND THE SIDE TABLE, BECOME RECOGNISABLE ELBPHILHARMONIE FURNITURE. IN THE FOYER OF THE GRAND CONCERT HALL THE FURNITURE IS SPECIFIED IN WHITE, FOR THE FOYER OF THE SMALL CONCERT HALL THE FURNITURE IS FEATURED IN BLACK.
CENTRAL TO THE DESIGN PROCESS WERE THE HIGH REQUIREMENTS ON THE USAGE AND EXPOSURE OF FURNITURE IN PUBLIC SPACES. THUS, ALL OF THE FURNITURE’S SURFACES ARE EASILY EXCHANGEABLE AFTER EXCESSIVE USE.

THE HIGH TABLE CONSISTS OF A POWDERED STEEL FRAME THAT HOLDS THREE CIRCULAR LEVELS. A MARBLE SLAB IS INSERTED ON THE TOP STEEL PLATE TO FORM THE TABLETOP. THE TWO LOWER LEVELS OFFER ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE. DESIGN LANGUAGE AND MATERIALITY FOR THE SIDE TABLE AND THE BENCH, THE OTHER TWO PIECES IN THIS FAMILY, ARE DEDUCED FROM THE HIGH TABLE. POSITIONED ALONGSIDE THE SIDE CORRIDORS IN FRONT OF THE GLASS FACADE, THE NEW FURNITURE DESIGNS ENABLE THE VISITORS TO ENJOY THE SPECTACULAR VIEW.

OVERALL, THE PRODUCT FAMILY IS CHARACTERIZED BY A FORMAL RESTRAINT AND A SIMPLE GEOMETRY. THE NATURAL-NESS OF THE MARBLE AS WELL AS THE UPHOLSTERY OF THE BENCH CONTRAST WITH THE LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION OF THE STEEL FRAME. IT VISUALISES HARMONIOUSLY THE MAIN IDEA BEHIND THE INTERIOR CONCEPT.

DANIEL SCHÖNING
WRS ARCHITEKTEN UND STADTPLANER GMBH
WWW.WIRSIND.NET

PHOTOS

NINA STRUVE

ELIAS HASSOS

IWAN BAAN