Scott Brownrigg completes 'Baselitz' inspired renovation and fit-out for Art'otel Berlin mitte


International design practice Scott Brownrigg has completed the extensive renovation and fit-out of the art’otel berlin mitte for PPHE Hotel Group.

Located in the heart of Berlin’s trendy Mitte district, the lifestyle hotel fuses the art and vision of the signature artist, German painter and sculptor Georg Baselitz with outstanding service. Known for his upside-down images, Scott Brownrigg’s design subtly interweaves Baselitz’s unique style of expression throughout the hotel, bringing his work to life.

Scott Brownrigg was responsible for the design of all 109 rooms and suites, as well as the entrance, lobby and reception bar & restaurant which all have received an inspiring new look; bedrooms and suites feature new bathrooms, modern beds and bold furnishings, with the design encompassing Georg Baselitz’s use of wood with metallic, Gold and Copper themes. In addition the grey walls in the public areas, combined with the famous Baselitz paintings provide a striking new feature, whilst the elegant furniture, such as the Fritz Hansen armchairs, alongside a seven metre sculptural concrete seat gives the hotel its very own unique touch.

The newly opened Upside Down Bar & Restaurant, located in art’otel berlin mitte’s historical Ermelerhaus wing, is dominated by a series of “Upside Down” paintings and works by Baselitz. The bar and restaurant are clad in brass piping designed to complement the feature wall lights.

Since its original opening in 1997, art'otel berlin mitte has displayed a permanent exhibition with 328 works by Georg Baselitz. From large pictures to smaller charcoal drawings, each room includes a painting, an etching or a graphic of his work. Baselitz focused early on deformations, the power of the subject, and the liveliness of the colours, which has been brought to life within the hotel’s renovation.

Una Barac, Director of Scott Brownrigg’s Zagreb office who led the design said: “It’s a real joy working with PPHE Hotel Group, this is the fifth hotel we have successfully designed for them. This hotel in particular with its emphasis on the stunning works of Baselitz has allowed us to really have some fun with the concept, to offer delight to art’otel berlin mitte guests.”

Lizzy Kelk, Corporate Operations Manager, responsible for the art'otel branding as well as the development and implementation of the brand standards, says: "With the extensive renovation of art'otel berlin mitte, the art’otel brand is continuing to expand its contemporary look, merging architecture style with art-inspired interiors across Europe. The interior design is inspired by art'otel amsterdam which fuses innovative design with thought provoking urban art which art’otel berlin mitte will continue to reflect while dedicated to its signature artist Georg Baselitz throughout.”