Harmonic tension

Studio Besau-Marguerre has created an interior design concept for the workrooms of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe MK&G in Hamburg that combines different trends.

The starting point of Studio Besau-Marguerre is as sustainable as it is unique: Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau noticed large multiplex panels with graphic patterns in the style of the works of the Milanese group Memphis while looking through the archives of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. Without further ado, they made two tables from these: a large rectangular meeting table and a smaller, round version. "We always find it inspiring to tune in to the building, the location and the client when designing an interior, and we respond to this strongly. At MK&G we have a building with a lot of design history, there are endless exciting things stored here that tell stories, like the high-quality multiplex panels in Memphis style. We took these great finds as the starting point for our interior. Nevertheless, it was clear that we wanted to counter this part of the design history with other elements, and so the idea of the eclectic interior was born. The sustainability aspect also appealed to us," says Eva Marguerre.

The result is a unique mix of tension and relaxation: graphic patterns and bright colours are combined with neutral tones and calm elements to create a harmonious overall picture. In addition, Besau Marguerre's interior design concept for the MK&G features a wide range of contemporary design, be it her own designs - such as the "North" pendant lights by e15 and the "SIGEL Mocon" modular board system by Sigel - or works by colleagues, such as the "Chart" acoustic partitions by Relvãokellermann for COR and the "D1" office chairs by Stefan Diez for Wagner Living. (am)

Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau