Design and realization of a bar and lighting features inside an 18th century mill.
The historical mill belongs to one of the numerous Baroque monasteries that dot the region of Upper Swabia in southern Germany. The mill was in use until the 1960’s, and after decades of neglect was converted to a gastro-pub in the 2010’s. The guest area of the pub is located in the heart of the mill, the machine room, whose milling installations have been completely preserved.
With its bold mechanical equipment and rough timber framing, the old machine room evokes a surrealistic setting. Against this backdrop, the bar achieves its presence through strong sculptural profiles, a turquoise colouring and circular lighting features crafted with patinated brass.
Direct Commission. Design and Realization 2020–2021
Client: Heggbacher Mühlencafé, Maselheim, Germany