Fettle designs Schwan Locke Hotel in homage to early German modernism

A proto-Bauhaus association that counted architects Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe among its members informed this nostalgic hotel interior in Munich, designed by Fettle for aparthotel chain Locke.

UK studio Fettle‘s design for the Schwan Locke hotel pays homage to the early modernist principles of the Deutsche Werkbund – an association of architects, designers and craftsmen that was founded in Munich in 1907 and preceded the Bauhaus school, which Gropius went on to found.

The skirting and architraves in Schwan Locke’s communal areas are painted a deep red (top and above)

“The result is an interpretation of modernist

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