|When tasked with crafting the latest addition to the 50-room hotel, Christine Beaumont and Achim Gergen of CBAG.Studio were challenged with continuing to pay homage to La Maison’s storied past while simultaneously harmonizing with its verdant surroundings. The wood-clad façade of the new structure echoes the tones and textures of the encircling copse, and oversized windows serve to further delineate the boundaries between inside and out. The use of weathering steel in the entrance adds a raw, tactile note to the concept, and also acts as a unifying design thread throughout the property. Beaumont and Gergen were also responsible for the interiors of 10 guestrooms and one suite, with Hamburg-based creative studio Conni Kotte overseeing the design of the second suite. An open, flowing floor plan unites the design of the unique guestrooms, which all feature floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies.
Timber paneling and oiled oak floors create a warm, inviting atmosphere in the rooms and suites, augmented by the use of natural materials and an individualized color palette of greens, blues and blush. Clean lines and contemporary furnishings inform the restrained sophistication of the spaces, while elements such as rattan cabinetry, marble washbasins and GOLEM Art Nouveau-inspired tiles nod to the property’s early 20th century roots. The oversized windows provide abundant natural daylight, which is supplemented by a seriously stylish lighting concept courtesy of Flos and Carl Hansen. GUBI joins the rollcall of high-end designers with the inclusion of the brand’s Beetle lounge chairs and sofa in the CBAG.Studio-designed suite.