Fire & Ice

Bar/Restaurant

Mottahütte, Lenzerheide GR

The Challenge

 

The interior and exterior of the old Mottahütte in the Lenzerheide ski area no longer complied with today's requirements and zeitgeist. It was replaced by a new building with a spectacular, light-flooded wooden facade in "Klötzli-Optik", which continues seamlessly inside the hut. The operators Bianca and Sergio Andreatta wanted to give the up to eight-meter-high walls in the interior and the spacious interior a cozy homely atmosphere yet give the furnishings, the furniture and accessories a certain modernity with a charming touch of prestige.

 

The Idea

 

We were inspired by the British author Ian Fleming and his fictitious novel and movie character James Bond. We wanted to create an atmosphere that would have measured up to the world-famous secret agent. We conjured up images how 007 gallantly and stylishly ends a fast ski descent in the Alpine sun and then enjoys a Vesper Martini in an opulent hut, worthy of his style. The Mottahütte should offer the perfect setting for such a scenario but with a little more "Fire and Ice".

The implementation

 

A modern but close-to-nature hut feeling was the goal. We consciously chose dark furniture and fabrics to create a clear and elegant contrast to the light wood that dominates everywhere. In addition, we chose predominantly round shapes to break the angular lines of the wooden structure and beams. A good example are the restaurant dining chairs that we discovered in Finland or the Bauhaus-style lounge chairs opposite the open hearth. Likewise the wooden bar stools, the side tables and small stools, reminiscent of milking stools, repeat the quest for round shapes.

Black detailing, be it the armrests or the table legs, always give everything a noble touch. We fitted the hidden niches in the restaurant with the existing Heinz-Julen chandeliers which we "rescued" from the old Mottahütte. In so doing we were able to meet the desire for nostalgia by Bianca and Sergio. The light of the chandeliers now shines on the new cozy regulars’ tables. For the large fireplace room we chose lighting in the form of ice balls. They swing over the black and grey Bauhaus armchairs while the warming fire crackles in the foreground.