Berlin hipster export
by Jasmin Jouhar | 3/13/2017
Designer Werner Aisslinger was responsible for the interior design of the new Stockholm hotel “Hobo”, set to open next week. He explained his concept on a car ride through Berlin.
The idea informing the design by Spanish architects Maximià Torruella and Patricio Martinez is that of a tip-up figure: A quick twist through 90 degrees transforms one handle design - a flat steel band bent to form a lever - into two different handles, de
pending on whether the band is fitted horizontally or vertically relative to the shank. Whereas the shank is visible as a steely cylinder with a circular top in the horizontal variant, thus very much focusing attention on the handle's point of rotation, i
n its vertical counterpart the cylinder is concealed by the steel band and doubles up as a means of support.