ANTIVILLA - KRAMPNITZ / POTSDAM
A piece of art you can walk on, REUBER HENNING design SHALLOW LUNA has been adorning Berlin-based architect Arno Brandlhuber's "Antivilla" since May 2015. The former knitwear factory, set on the shore of a lake, Krampnitzsee, close to Potsdam, has been converted into a modern bulding avoiding all pomp, very much unlike the typical villa. Instead, it radiates a rough industrial charm reminiscent of the GDR era. With its watery grey and turquoise shades, the round rug mimics the lake surface while also evoking the moon, which shines in through large window holes at night: Within the villa's raw concrete walls and minimalistic interiors, SHALLOW LUNA constitutes an almost natural element. However, it does not only reflect the natural surroundings, but also takes up the room's subtle greys, combining all of the villa's special characteristics, the low-key aesthetic of the raw concrete as well as its openness to nature.
Hotel Cordée des Alpes – Verbier, Switzerland
In the heart of the Swiss Alps, "La Cordée des Alpes" opened its doors in late 2012. Nestled into the impressive alpine landscape of the exclusive ski resort of Verbier, the hotel stands out for its design reflecting the natural environment and the use of superior materials. In the lobby and in 23 rooms, rugs from our "As Simple As" Collection provide the finishing touch to the ambience. Adapted to match the existing colours and materials, our rugs harmoniously complete the natural, yet classy style of the hotel: The wool-and-silk designs embellish rustic as well as luxurious moments and highlight the standards of the place.
UN Headquarters – New York
With their tapestry "Sprung in die Wolken", REUBER HENNING have brought German woods to New York: Since 2013, the 36-square-metre tapestry has been adorning the UN Headquarters' Quiet Room. Made to measure from wool and silk, it takes up some of the characteristics of the graphics by Günter Fruhtrunk that used to decorate the same walls.
The new interior design by Meuser Architekten, with furniture by Walter Knoll and the REUBER HENNING tapestry, is a gift of Germany's Federal Foreign Office.
German Embassy – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Who wouldn't think of coffee as soon as Ethiopia was mentioned! And that is what now adorns the walls of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa: The reception area has been decorated with two "Arabica" tapestries by REUBER HENNING, depicting two lush coffee plants. True to nature, the motifs seem to stem from an illustrated botany book.