Photography by Nicolas Matheus
Three new food and beverage spaces designed by Agence Jouin Manku have opened at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich, Germany. The sixth-floor main room, used for multiple purposes throughout the day and evening, takes inspiration from the city and its surrounding forests and mountains. Designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku envisioned a horizon made of stone and snow, enhanced by an expansive picture window facing the Frauenkirche Cathedral with views overlooking the city and beyond.
To that end, Jouin and Manku designed the rectangular space outward. American walnut lines part of the ceiling, as well as the long stretch of wall opposite the picture window. Here, three alcoves feature molded white plaster walls reminiscent of snow. Beveled-edge ceiling beams, inset with off-white and silver-dotted fabric panels, bring additional texture.
The room next door — used for breakfast buffet and a display area in the evening — features a copper ceiling from which two large coffers emerge, reflecting the shape of the console tables below.
Anchoring the lounge is an elliptical double-sided fireplace, surrounded at the bottom in custom porcelain tile strips. A monochromatic green hue on the walls, stone floor, and ceiling acts as another nod to nature while connecting the space to the main room.