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Munich, Germany

The Charles Hotel, Munich

The strategy used by hotelier Sir Rocco Forte is both simple and clever: his hotels are situated in prime locations in vibrant towns and cities and are furbished in a discreet style appropriate to the area. The latest example is the “The Charles Hotel” in Munich. The rooms are fitted with elegant lighting by Baulmann of Sundern. A hand-blown glass tear-drop form is mounted on a square of polished nickel – the only solid-looking element in this delicately translucent lighting assembly. The colour of the glass tear-drop – ruby red, violet, light green or grey is chosen to match the furnishings in each room. The simple desk lamp has been chosen as a deliberate contrast, designed to be purely functional.

(further information in Candela 10 pages 10-11)