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SteakManufaktur, Augsburg
SteakManufaktur, Augsburg

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"SteakManufaktur" is the name of a new hotspot for meat lovers in the Prinz-Karl-Palais in Augsburg.

After some restaurateurs had tried and failed on the premises, a private investor ventured to restart with a gastronomy concept that is currently in vogue: exquisite meat enjoyment in an exquisite ambience.

He commissioned the interior designer Margarete Kolb from Augsburg and her team, who are known for tailor-made and innovative room concepts. It was clear to the client and designer right from the start: the special atmosphere of the existing building should never be lost, the interior designers deliberately staged the historic walls. In a blend of rustic charm, casual elegance and contemporary urban flair, they developed the perfect setting for an upscale beef restaurant.

Historic ambience with modern fittings.

Experience factor

The first and decisive change was the relocation of the entrance. Up to now, if you entered the restaurant through a back entrance with the flair of a company canteen, the entrance area is now attractively designed and atmospherically illuminated towards the main street. Here, guests are welcomed at a sculptural reception counter, which is reminiscent of a silver diamond, invited to the copper-clad bar for an aperitif or after a meal with a drink. In addition, the gastronomic theme is staged here in two ways: the imposing glass refrigerator gives a view of the tempting mastercuts and on the flat screen on the back wall of the counter, chef Matthias Filitz can be seen live over a shoulder while barbecuing the steaks. "I wanted to bring this special barbecue atmosphere into the restaurant,"explains Managing Director Siegfried Assei, "and at some point I got the idea of a live broadcast from the kitchen, which was really well received by our guests."

On the flat screen behind the counter, the chef can be watched live over the shoulder of the steak while barbecuing

Spatial culture

The two large guest rooms are characterized by a cross vault with exposed masonry on mighty sandstone supports. In order to divide the rooms into zones, areas were created using room dividers and individually furnished and illuminated installations, in which very different moods are created. If you are lucky, you can get hold of one of the lounge chairs by the open fireplace, whose crackling fire ensures cultivated romantic campfires.

A uniform overall picture results from the seating, which has been taken over and revised by the previous tenant, which is now painted white and provided with a "branding", exuding retro chic instead of brewery muff. The lighting design also convinces with pleasant lighting through indirect lighting. An additional eye-catcher are exclusive design chandeliers that ennoble the entire ambience.

If you are lucky, you will get one of the coveted lounge chairs by the open fireplace, whose crackling fire ensures cultivated campfire romance.

Color and material

Particular emphasis was placed on the room acoustic planning. Design-technically demanding curtain and upholstery fabrics in special acoustic materials keep the discussions confidential. Additional felt coverings under tables and chairs improve the impact sound insulation and optimize the room acoustics.

The color concept relies on the material color of masonry, natural stone and wood. Next to it are light gray painted wall surfaces, upholstery and pillows in the separees add a splash of color.

Quality and authentic materiality are the basis of the interior design concept. Therefore the choice fell on mineral colors. “As an interior designer, I am excited not only by the aspects of a healthy indoor climate and ecology, but also by the velvety, three-dimensional surface effect of the mineral colors,” explains Margarete Kolb. "The color tone becomes the color body and the perfect backdrop for the powerful existing architecture and our creative ideas."

Bull horns made of stainless steel as a wall sculpture and white-brown pied cowhides on the floor give an idea of how much fun the team had while designing and give the "meat temple" a pleasantly playful and ironic note.

The garden terrace of the SteakManufaktur was opened in time for the summer season. Here too, there was a major redesign. The interdisciplinary Kolb team created a rustic, cozy beer garden from the romantic area with box, daisies and rose arches, matching steak and Co. Instead of pink roses, steel flowers are blooming here, accompanied by grasses and native shrubs. In addition to the mandatory chestnut trees, shadows are provided by large umbrellas with integrated lighting, which, in addition to recessed floor lights and colorful lanterns, provide atmospheric light in the evening.

"Flowers made of steel" bloom in the beer garden.

Author: Susanne Mandl

Photos: rsfotografie robert sprang, Egling

Source: Malerblatt 3/2017

Mineral colors from Keim were used in the SteakManufaktur Augsburg. You can find more information about the SteakManufaktur, the commissioned architecture firm and the colors used at: