Schwan Locke is a 151-room aparthotel in the Theresienwiese area of Munich, Germany. Fettle were appointed to design the typical guest apartments and well as three suites that sit on the top floor of the building. Our vision for the project was to create a space for locals and travellers alike, grounded in its location within Munich. We drew inspiration from the Deutscher Werkbund movement, originating in Munich in the early 20th century.
The apartments follow a similar design language used within the public areas with a bold two-tone paint finish being applied to the walls transitioning up to the ceiling. The apartments feature an integrated kitchen sitting within the entrance space finished in a complimentary paint finish. The rooms have both green and blue schemes contrasted in the headboard, sofa and lounge furniture.
The beds in each room feature a fully mohair headboard running down the length of one wall with an upholstered nib section separating the bedroom from the living space. Low walls create a shelf for artwork and planting to emphasise the residential feel. The guest apartments include bespoke designed oak and chrome cabinetry including open wardrobes, bedside tables and credenzas.
Within each room, bespoke upholstered chrome lounge chairs are paired with a fluted mohair sofa echoing the language of the headboard and low walls. Above hangs a bespoke, tiered and gathered fabric pendant that alongside bedside, floor and table lights, create a multitude of ways to illuminate the space.
Within the suites we introduced an additional palette for wall finishes and furniture. A soft pink on the walls transitions into deep pink on the ceiling with a corresponding oxide red within the kitchen. The colourway of the architecture contrasts with a deep blue mohair used on the headboard and sofa. The Ludwig suite features the addition of a dining banquette allowing guests to socialise within their room. Complimenting the social nature of this suite is a bespoke drinks cabinet and access to a large private terrace.