last week our BMW team visited the construction site of our latest project, the FIZ future project at the heart of BMW in Munich.

we are proud to be chosen by the BMW Group to support them in one of their most important projects to date and look forward to this creative challenge.

photo © kathrin rietschel

great christmas party with the P+F team last week. we began with secret santa and drinks at the studio, then played a few rounds of blacklight mini golf before a delicious meal at spindler in kreuzberg. a well-deserved celebration for everyone at the end of another busy and successful year – cheers!

recently, engelbert strauss workwear and his 1300 employees celebrated the opening of their new CI-factory in Schlüchtern.
we are proud to be responsible for the innovative brand architecture and its interior. 10 years ago we started developing engelbert strauss’ workwear stores and supporting them with the brand architecture for its amazing headquarters. the new CI factory will be home to a new high-tech logistics center, including a shoe factory, textile advertising agency and textile finishing.

photo © hans szepanek, volker nies

our studio is lucky enough to be in walking distance of the könig galerie here in berlin. on view at the moment are the works of guadalajara-based artist, jose dávila. they challenge the eye and examine materiality and form-utilising heavy monolithic materials such as concrete and limestone, questioning the balance and tension points between each form. a balance between materials is something we as a studio also strive to implement in our design process every day.

photo © tracy kim

luxury brands require an elegant stage to perform – luxury timepieces is such a place. located  at the new istanbul international airport it hosts brands like Chanel, Gucci, IWC, Jaeger le Coultre and Tag Heuer, allowing each brand to play a main character in this classy boutique.

a distinguished design inspired by the inner workings of luxury watches and exquisite materials like marble and bleached oak build the setting.
a central consultation area is both a focal point at the centre of the space, while also being screened subtly with a curved etched glass wall, offering privacy.

a separate VIP lounge is located to one side, while opposite is a watch repair workshop, giving customers the extra level of service they would expect from a luxury boutique.

photo © lea luckenbach

“…the brands they work with and the stores they design are not only inviting and unique but inspiring. Their secret? Werner says “not planning.” This broad-minded attitude coupled with fascinating projects and a great team has landed them on the list of top 50 global design agencies. As a curious MiND we talked to Werner about this secret. He gave us an inside look to their enviable reputation in the architecture and design world.”

read the full interview on MiND magazine

an exhibition by photographer ken schluchtmann at the nordic embassies in berlin features the interplay between architecture and landscape along the national routes of norway.

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KARL LAGERFELD has re-opened the munich based flagship-store with a premiere: the brand presented a new retail concept to the german customers. our design was inspired by karl lagerfeld’s office and home with its elegant, clean aesthetic and an inviting and open feel.

the designer’s preferred materials marble, brass and black chrome create luxurious accents. a carpet with a geometric pattern reflects one he designed for his apartment. gold-framed mirrors, red velvet armchairs, french panels and a parquet floor are inspired by his office. spanning 140 sqm on two floors, the store’s central element is a marble staircase with an installation of chrome frame elements in front of a black wall. the wall is used for changing photo exhibitions.