At their studio in Berlin-Mitte, Gosia and Katja work chiefly at the intersection of visual communication, art, photography and architecture, offering a new design focus where people are always the centre of attention.
Showcasing their distinct design philosophy and profound understanding of form, function and aesthetics, the pair created over 140 unique designs for the comodo – everything from tapestries and wallpaper to prints and carpets.
Tell us a bit about your works for the comodo. Where did you find inspiration?
Katja: We introduced a great deal of personality into the project. We understand the comodo as a place of encounter, exchange and togetherness. We believe that the design should carry this message and encourage communication.
For the wallpaper, we created topographical drawings using the patterns formed by fine contour lines from elevation maps, describing the mountain tectonics around Bad Gastein. The carpets are also abstractions, inspired by the surrounding mountain gorges and nature.
Gosia: All designs are conceived to complement one another. In the 140 unique prints for the hotel rooms, we reduced huge mountains to A4 collages. For the wall design in the swimming pool, we enlarged a detail taken from a rock just behind the hotel and used this for the over 17-metre-long wall.
We were also deeply inspired by the 1960s’ Radical Design Movement – the period during which the hotel originated.