Alpine Escape: Berge by Nils Holger Moormann

Furniture designer Nils Holger Moormann will be the first to tell you – this is not a hotel. There is no reception, no hotel lounge, and no restaurant on the premises. What Berge is, is this – a centuries-old bakery that has been converted into sixteen unique apartments available for stay, high in the alpine mountains of Chiemgau, Germany…A ‘self-catering’ establishment, most apartments come with fully equipped kitchens that allow you to whip up gourmet meals of your own. Not much of a cook? You can ‘book a cook’ and have one cook for you in your space (watch and learn as you will.)

Each apartment is designed to capture the idiosyncrasies of its space - with wood plank floors, exposed beams, and whitewashed brick throughout. But the details are where Moormann’s design really shines. Stone nooks are lit and celebrated. Light fixtures are fashioned from bare branches and sockets, and mundane objects are framed and glorified.

There is no television, no wireless and virtually no cell phone reception at Berge. This is a place for retreating, recharging and reconnecting with nature and each other. There are books however, scattered throughout...and everywhere, the presence of Moormann’s own clever designs...

For more images and reservation information, visit the Berge website. For more details on the design and construction of the space, visit Dezeen | Berge by Nils Holger Moormann

Images: Berge

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