HOME & AWAY
After the concept shop, The Storey, and the new section for kids’ clothing in the basement were given a makeover with the designs of interior designer Gonzalez Haase and reopened last year, the fourth floor is now flaunting its new look, too. Renowned architect John Pawson is not only responsible for the full renovation of the Oberpollinger department store in Munich spanning several years, but was also in charge of redesigning the approximately 4,500 m2 space which embodies the essence of ‘Living’.
The British architect’s signature style boasts clear lines and minimalist design. For the Oberpollinger department store, he combines understatement with the company’s Bavarian roots. The result is a combination of Japanese aesthetics and Alpine flair, and an open concept that ensures a sense of transparency and spaciousness. This effect is achieved primarily through the targeted use of various materials: The flooring comprises real oak floorboards arranged in a variety of patterns, giving the space a uniform and yet varied overall impression. The product displays made from a light-coloured wood and the transparent partitions provide both a welcome contrast and a harmonious complement to the overall appearance. Light grey facades with brass inlays are used merely to separate shops such as RIMOWA, Baccarat and Montblanc. The warm, well-lit atmosphere generates a sense of well-being, making you feel right at home. Integrated into the space, the Milchbar fits in seamlessly with the interior design, inviting you to relax.
Products from various areas such as kitchen, bedroom and living room are mixed and arranged according to different lifestyle worlds. The assortment on the new ‘Living’ floor ranges from home and travel to stationery and entertainment. The concept again combines tradition and modernity, with handcrafted works of art by porcelain manufacturers such as KPM and MEISSEN appearing alongside the modern designs of Vitra and Hay.
ALESSI / B&O PLAY / BACCARAT / BAOBAB / CARAN D’ACHE / DIBBERN / FORNASETTI / GEORG JENSEN / HARTMANN / FABER CASTELL / HAY / KARTELL / KITCHENAID / KPM / LE CREUSET / LUMAS / MEISSEN / MISSONI HOME MOLESKINE / MONTBLANC / NORMANN COPENHAGEN / PORSCHE DESIGN / PRANTL / RIMOWA / ROBBE & BERKING SMEG / S.T.DUPONT / TASCHEN VERLAG / TIVOLI / TOM DIXON / TUMI / TYPE HYPE / VICTORINOX VIFA / VITRA / WMF / ZWILLING / UND VIELE MEHR