by Zolton in Architecture on Tuesday 9 June 2009

Built in 1969, the Spiegel Publishing House in Hamburg is one of the most remarkable interiors you’ll ever see. Designed by Verner Panton, the building includes a courtyard, lobby, canteen, bar areas, and a stunning looking swimming pool [above] in the basement, among other distinct additions: ‘All designs were his own — lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International according to his contracts. The specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. While the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version and today represents a unique and valuable historic document’.
spiegel publishing house
spiegel publishing house
spiegel publishing house
spiegel publishing house