The architect of ECE had clearly defined the design. Now he wanted to see it realized exactly according to his vision – and entrusted the furnishing of the 400 sqm food service area to Schwitzke Project.
Over 200 seats were to be custom-manufactured: chairs, stools, and benches for the indoor and outdoor areas. The spatial concept also included tables, counters, and lighting – right through to glass parapet elements for the terrace. We engaged a total of 30 subcontractors and suppliers.
The furnishings are delicate in appearance yet extremely sturdy. Due to fire protection requirements, they are made of A1-class materials. The full-scale mock-ups thoroughly convinced the ECE management. The prototypes included, for example, a 2 m long bench with built-in waste disposal.
Delivered bundled, the furniture was in part fixed to the floor – on recessed mounting plates. Many of the components, in fact, were invisibly secured in order to heighten the effect of the design – just as Schwitzke Project worked largely out of sight of the restaurant operators and tenants. The architect was visibly pleased.