Striking interplay of shapes, opulent color accents, striking decorative elements: In the recently opened Hotel Zuckerfabrik in Stuttgart, guests can experience the special charm of a bygone era up close and feel like they are transported back in time - of course combined with the latest comfort: the new building on the premises A former sugar factory has emerged, is unmistakably in the Art Deco style (see info box).
Inspiration when traveling
The hotel was built and designed by Stuttgart painter Michael Albert and his wife Eva Albert, who runs the hotel today. The couple have been running several apartment buildings in the city for several years. On the site of the former sugar factory, on which the painter company M. Albert GmbH is also based, the two recognized the potential for another guest house - and promptly decided to build a hotel. "We then got the inspiration for the design, for the style of our Hotel Zuckerfabrik from all over the world, for example in Amsterdam or on Ocean Drive in Miami. We ourselves are enthusiastic about Art Deco and are pleased that our hotel stands out from the mass of hotels that are often quite modern today, "explains Michael Albert.
Round corners, gold ribbons
The exterior facade already shows that the Hotel Zuckerfabrik is not just any house. Raised, golden decorative ribbons divide the sand-colored facade into several levels in the typical Art Deco manner - they drag around the entire building and give it a special shine.The round corners of the hotel are also reminiscent of the distinctive design direction of the 1920s to 1940s. "We managed this with the help of ETICS insulation panels from Caparol, which we applied and then sanded into the rounded shape," explains Michael Albert. "This allowed us to implement the rounded corners without having to do without efficient thermal insulation."
A logo that attracts everyone's attention
A very special eye-catcher is the 20 square meter and elaborately designed logo of the house, which welcomes visitors from afar. In the colors gold and black, the lettering of the hotel and the surrounding play of forms stand out three-dimensionally and plastically from the facade. To do this, 18 different parts had to be milled from Capapor elements from Caparol and applied seamlessly to the insulation to match each other - a complex task that does not fail to have an effect.
Golden touch of luxury
Inside the hotel, too, golden accents provide a touch of luxury - in combination with beige and gray tones as well as deep black, the guests embrace a warm and homely atmosphere. "The theme of gold runs through from the breakfast room to the stairwell to all the rooms," explains Michael Albert. The painter has implemented the golden surfaces with the CapaGold effect coating from Caparol Project supervised, added: "Thanks to a structured background, exciting light and shadow effects result - a great visual highlight for the guests of the hotel."
Exciting contrasts, inviting atmosphere
In the inviting breakfast room of the house, the gold contrasts beautifully with a long wall in petrol green. Michael Albert and his staff painted these, as well as the other wall surfaces in the hotel, with the resource-saving interior color IndekoGeo from Caparol: "We have been working with Caparol for over 15 years and appreciate the good delivery and the continuous quality of the products," he concludes. "In this respect, there was no question for us that we should also use Caparol in our own hotel."
Art Deco is a striking design that brings different styles together; among other things, she combines the clear lines and strictly geometric shapes of the Bauhaus with playful, floral patterns, which are typical of Art Nouveau. Art Deco is also characterized by a preference for particularly valuable materials. The design style has its roots in France in the 1920s, from where it spread to countries around the world and developed not only in Europe, but also in the United States, among others. With the beginning of the Second World War, the spread of Art Deco came to an abrupt end, but continues to inspire people all over the world.