Interview #46 Julian Steck

Text: Matt Carey
Interview: Julian Steck
Case: Grüner Salon by Herkommer+Gutbrod

All around the world, architects and designers are using BAUX Acoustic Tiles and Panels in exciting projects for great brands. In a series of newsletters, we aim to introduce you to a selection of projects and the mind masters behind the designs of these acoustic artworks. Why? Because there are endless design possibilities to share with the world. We simply will call these newsletters Interviews #.

This week we’ve been talking to Julian Steck, interior designer at Herkommer+Gutbrod about the meeting space they’ve created using BAUX materials.

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the Grüner Salon?

We wanted to design a space that would stand out from the rest of the building and create an environment where we could shift focus. We had this idea of a space that had a view that felt far away. Somewhere you could really lose focus on the work you did before and enter a new space.

Can you tell us more about the design concept?

I’m really interested in biophilic design, so I wanted to use design elements to create a sense of connection with nature. We were drawn to BAUX materials because they offered a perfect blend of natural textures, aesthetics and functional properties. Instead of clean, linear designs, we opted for a more abstract approach. We were very intentional about creating a space with a sense of diversity and depth, as you find in nature.

You’ve used BAUX products on the walls and ceilings. How has this changed the space?

The room has a sloped ceiling and we’ve used BAUX tiles on the walls and ceiling to play with the dimensions. The patterning spreads from the ceiling to the floor creating an illusion of depth that allows workers to lose themselves in the space and switch focus. There’s the feeling of a view that’s far far away. Nothing is structured or clear so you can lose the focus on the work you did before and be in the movement.

How are the acoustics in Grüner Salon?

Really good! The room was previously a storage space and you couldn’t even really take a phone call in there. Now it’s comfortable for up to eight people. The sound is really clear and the work focused. BAUX materials really helped to achieve that calm state of creative flow.

Have staff and clients enjoyed working there? 

The space works very well and people seem to really like working there. Everyone who enters the room for the first time comments on the BAUX designs and they love touching the tiles. There’s something about the colors and texture of the wood wool. People are curious and want to know more about the material. Maybe they’d heard about BAUX but they often didn’t know there were so many colors and shapes.

What would your dream BAUX project look like?

A sushi restaurant maybe? You could do really fun stuff with the ceilings in otherwise neutral space. Or maybe a library at a university with lots of group rooms each with creative tile styling

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