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A building seemingly from a fairy tale: Montfort Castle in Langenargen on Lake Constance reveals what has long been hidden – its architectural charm. The castle was named by King Wilhelm I in the 19th century. Over the centuries, the property built in the extremely rare Moorish style was used as a sumptuous villa, guest house, spa and even offices. We helped to preserve this gem – with loving restorations and appropriate graphic work across multiple media.
Strategy & consulting
Highlighting hidden treasures in order to enhance them, while creating new rooms. Combining the enduring with the new. Both on and offline. Within Montfort Castle’s time-honoured cellar walls, we created a stylish wine bar that not only reflects the building’s elegant character, but is also a multi-sensory experience. Where pleasure and conviviality are served and hospitality celebrated. We also applied this concept to a new website. So people can also revel in former times beyond our national borders.
A delicious feast for the eyes is like a good wine for the palate. We combined both of these in the gastronomic architecture – creating a stylish, timeless wine bar in the basement. To achieve this, we exposed parts of the existing cellar walls and added pure, natural materials, such as wood, steel and brass. Along with minimalist furniture that does not steal the space’s thunder, but stylishly emphasises its original character. Full-bodied aesthetics are also a feature of the walk-in wine cellar that can be used for intimate yet grandiose wine, whiskey and digestif tastings. Or for various celebrations that require a special setting. A wine cellar with a lakeside terrace – anything but mundane!
We also applied fine aesthetics to our communications for Montfort Castle. From a restyle of the existing logo to a fitting corporate typeface that is only too happy to be regarded as a visible promise. And is repeated on the food and drinks menu, as well as on adverts and flyers. A visual gourmet journey that extends to the most elegant corners of the wine bar.
A modern platform for a traditional castle. We showcased the new website with the same attention to detail that can be found in the majestic rooms themselves. Honest, pure and suitable for today’s digital communications – but with a hint of nostalgia. A new dimension for a magical place that aspires to be more than merely an offline experience.