Schloss Montfort

Woken from a
deep sleep

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 mul­ti­sen­so­ry 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.

Gastronomic architecture

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!

Communication design

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.

Web design

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.