These spaces in the Superbude Hotel-Hostel in Hamburg were designed by German design firm Dreimeta. The listed building was once a Deutche Post switching centre and one of the core principles of Dreimeta’s design was to incorporate typical local everyday items and materials, giving them a new function. Yellow formwork panels and scaffolding tubes have been used for the guest room furniture and an orange-coloured safety net turned in to a bedhead. Plungers have become coat hooks and beer crates, stools. The printed wallpaper was made from daily newspapers such as the Hamburger Morgenpost, the Hamburger Abendblatt, the Welt and the Zeit.
Author: Antonia Edwards
Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017). View all posts by Antonia Edwards