For our series of articles dedicated to Interior Design, today we’re taking you to Basel, where Herzog & De Meuron re-designed a building dating back to 1950.
An uneasy task for sure, as the building dating back to the 14th century, has been demolished and rebuilt in 1925 with much of the original interior stripped out to convert the spaces into large-scale offices.
“We aim to preserve the overall multiplicity and complexity of the Volkshaus, based on the original architecture of 1925 and imbued by its own history.”
After reinstating the bar and brasserie in 2013, as well as several of the building’s old events halls, Herzog & De Meuron began the transformation, of the other ambient, using lots of wood, ceramic and tactile textiles. This choice allowed the hotel to get back some of its ancient charms, and the visitor feels like he’s back in the good old day of the Volkhaus. The materials also provide a unique experience to the touch.
Stained black oak was chosen for the bathrooms and closets, while the floor is a dark terrazzo. These are contrasted by the muted green of the curtains and the pale etchings that decorate the wallpaper.
With the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to change our lives, the way we behave, move, and work.
More and more companies, forced or not, are re-organizing themselves in order to allow their employees to work remotely, and more and more professionals are preparing their homes to become offices.
Will this be a temporary period or a permanent revolution?
Data about smart working adoption suggest that this will be the new standard in many different industries, thank also to the new technologies for connecting and sharing documents and processes.
This forced revolution of people’s homes will cause a boom in the sales of some products and furniture, items that will have to match practic with aesthetic characteristics. Desks, for example, will have to turn into elegant pieces of furniture and stop being just tables.
Tactis, in all these years, has cured the surfaces, furniture, and walls of pioneering offices and companies, providing light, finesse, and value to spaces otherwise sterile and unwelcoming.
Some of these configurations have become so popular that we decided to dedicate an area of our website to them.
Visit our website to discover the Tactis diamonds, or contact us to create your personal configuration: possibilities are endless!
what do you think about when you read the word “simplicity”?
At Tactis, we think that simplicity may be a quality, especially in the design, furniture, and interior decoration fields.
Our configuration Sancy, designed for the interior spaces of a hotel, lets the peculiarities and quality of the material express at their best.
In this configuration, three different Tactissurfaces alternate vertically, creating chromatic and touch contrasts in a graduate or casual sequence.
Create your own Sancy picking the bands you like: Tactis offers 9 metallic colorations, 17 wooden essences, and 5 textures!
Browser the Projects section of our website to discover more, or contact us to create your personal configuration: possibilities are endless!
Not an imperfection, rather a distinctive trait
08/09/2020 pubblicato in: Uncategorized
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.” Marilyn Monroe
The long experience of BVR in sourcing high-quality materials and long partnerships with loyal and precise suppliers, allow Tactis to create the most elegant surfaces for your furniture and spaces. Being wood a noble and living material, we don’t avoid the imperfections, but we embrace them, as they are the distinctive traits that allow the creation of uniqueness for our customers. And that’s exactly what we are really good at.