From film to fashion, sport and photography, the German talent reveals the inspiration behind his spreads
November 1, 2011
The all girl creative triumvirate takes over Munich with a new approach to the city's interiors
- Text by Christine Bierhals
Julia Berktold, Luise Angelmaier and Anna Kathinka Sörgel are Laborette, a stellar creative studio whose inimitable concepts for spaces have re-appropriated some of the city's best restaurants, bars and magazine studios. Working out of their creative studio D.DOT in Munich’s main station area, they share the space with graphic designers, art directors, visual artists, journalists and a photographer, the influence of their peers helping stimulate the inspiration.
Satellite Voices: Can you introduce Laborette?
Laborette: We create concepts for spaces. This means composing a special atmosphere by using different materials, developing suitable constructive details, as well as designing individual product solutions. Our work ranges from architectural interior solutions, to furniture design and even set design for professional photoshoots.
SV: How do you describe your work?
Laborette: Straight but edgy, clean but squiggled, white but black.
SV: What are you working on at the moment?
Laborette: We just furnished the concept for Prince Charles Bar (pic 5) in Berlin. Currently, we are working on the reconstruction of an office space in Munich. We are also developing a concept for a three-star restaurant in collaboration with Franchi & Dannenberg.
SV: What’s your dream project?
Laborette: Every project can be a dream project. At least at the beginning. You fantasise and let your imagination run wild, but in the end, some bubbles burst.
SV: What local Munich projects have you been working on?
Laborette: The interior of Harry Klein Club (pic 6, 8), our D.Dot office and its photostudio (2, 3, 4), the Centrum Apotheke (pharmacy), Coffeetickets, the Showroom IG (pic 7) and several private residences. We also created the concepts of the interior design section of the magazines Innenleben and Cut.
SV: What inspires you about the city?
Laborette: We love our neighbourhood here in Munich’s main station area. The mixture of oriental grocery stores, students, creative minds, tourists, neon lights, old settled Bavarian institutions next to red light bars, all this makes the hood our urban hot spot. Here, between central station and Goetheplatz the different facets of munich collide in an energetic way. Getting to work feels like a little inspiring journey every day.
SV: What does Munich mean to you?
Laborette: It's our home base: social network, Bavarian snugness and quality of life!
SV: Can you talk about the best creative cultures in your town?
Laborette: Munich is big enough to have a state of the art urban input for young creatives. At the same time, it's small enough to get in personal contact with all the creative network people of different cultural scenes. For us, this means getting impulses and inspirations by sharing a studio together with people based in fashion, music, events, graphic design, nightlife, food, arts and photography.
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