- Hermann's Food Space in Berlin by Freehaus Design
Berlin's Mitte district continues to attract investors alongside tourists and hipsters. In this context, the Hannover-based food company, Bahlsen has crafted its first Food Space as a gathering place but also as a place where food issues are addressed and interesting, innovative proposals to the world of food can be made in general.
The new space was named after the organisation's founder, Hermann Bahlsen but the culinary offer isn't all that closely related to the core business of Bahlsen, famous for their biscuits. The mission of Hermann's, “For a Good Future of Food”, developed by Verena Bahlsen, daughter of the present CEO Werner M. Bahlsen, is a lot more ambitious, and the idea is to provide a multifaceted location for events, where you can take part in cookery classes and a range of happenings, to turn it into a point of reference for the players of Food Innovation.
A desire that is clearly expressed in the café's architectural design by London-based firm Freehaus Design.
Freehaus Design is a multi-award winning creative studio founded in London in 2012 and has always been very attentive to sustainability. Here their design team turned the client's idea of a place with lots of different references and inspirations into an interior design with soft, pale colours, removing it from the rustic narrative of other similar places in Berlin's Mitte district.
Assisted by the Porcelaingres coverings from the Urban line - they used Urban Great (300x100) and Urban (60x60) - Hermann's interiors allow free rein to interpret the spaces, providing an appealing visual continuity between floors, walls and the urban backdrop. The choice of materials fits into the sustainable philosophy that runs through both the café and Freehaus Design. The tiles are made in the Porcelaingres facility in Vetschau, Brandenburg, just 100 km from Berlin, using renewable energy and a percentage of recycled raw materials.
So the mission of Hermann's is expressed not just through the food and beverages it serves and the business idea behind it but also through the materials used to actually create this welcoming environment with its pale, clean lines.
Project: Freehaus Design
Location: Berlin, Germany
Material: Porcelaingres Urban Great (330x100), Urban (60x60)
Photography: Felix Löchner
Find out more: https://www.hermanns.com/