Michael Fiebrich Design is an established, full service architectural interior design firm with strongly developed specialities in guest room design, speciality suites, spas, and innovative dining, bar and entertainment venues. With 20 years of experience in hotel, resort and residential design, the Michael Fiebrich Design team has worked with the most renowned groups and professionals in the industry and have built a reputation serving the most notable projects and demanding global clients. Their goal is to always create timeless spaces that are appropriate and responsive to the individual client and market needs. Comfortable working in any style from cutting edge contemporary to transitional or classic, this firm is truly entrepreneurial.
“ The basic tenets of great design always apply to our work - timelessness, elegance, comfort, functionality and an understanding of service operations - but we try to ensure that our projects also have a sense of escapism. ”
Michael Fiebrich himself, an interior architect who founded his own studio in 2007, has been specializing in hotel and resort design for more than 15 years. He has a passion for innovation and an insatiable desire to create moving experiences through the built environment. He has won numerous design awards, has been widely published and has built a reputation serving some of the world’s most iconic properties and demanding global clients, always dedicated to providing enlivened spaces that offer a sensory appeal, whether its objective is to excite, entertain or relax. He is a consummate Texan, an avid creator and your obsessed host in the design process, whether the project calls for elegant, casual, subtle or dramatic. The Crown Tower Hotel in Manila, Philippines, has seen the brand new development of 500 luxury rooms, suites, and villas, as well as the Silks Restaurant, bar, lobby and spa. It has become a shining example of the Michael Fiebrich design teams’ excellence. Located within the Bayshore development, this project was an exciting opportunity to revitalise the renowned Crown Resort. Strong architectural interiors and bold graphic statements are part of Crown’s image. Therefore, these elements were infused with local ideas and materials to provide brand recognition with a sense of place. Dramatic
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bronze screens and marble inlay floors provide bold patterns that act as a backdrop for the lobby’s vibrant art installations, while double height silk draperies break up lines and add texture. Opulent lighting from Ricardo Lighting washes the site with warmth; custom designed chandeliers provide soft curves and form. The Manila suite follows suit with strong but simple architectural statements acting as a canvas for bold colour and pattern accents and a palette of rich materials. The guest room space planning and amenities were all executed with luxurious comfort and convenience in mind and cater to guests every desire and whim. Combining architectural influences, streaks of light along the ceiling and a rush of either bold blue or warming muted reds, the MFD team have created sensual, enlivened spaces. Impressively large beds in guest rooms are framed from above with inset ceiling lighting fixtures that maintain a masculine character. The entire team at MFD is trained architecturally, making their approach to interior design very 3-dimensional and tactile, with strong structural qualities. “My favourite aspect of this entire project is how the hotel’s Crystal Villas follow suit with the strong but simple architectural statements of the Crown Towers Resort. They act as a hugely exciting canvas for bold colour, exotic pattern accents and a palette of rich materials,” said Mr Fiebrich himself. Fiebrich relates his personal style to the sense of excitement or serenity and relaxation. He says, “The basic tenets of great design always apply to our work - timelessness, elegance, comfort, functionality and an understanding of service operations - but we try to ensure that our projects also have a sense of escapism. We feel that great design should always make the mind travel, whether it’s to a place of relaxation and serenity or excitement and activity or anything in between. As long as this mantra is followed, the designs we provide have less to do with a personal style and more to do with the clients goals and objectives. I want my work to always inspire pleasure, comfort, and an experience beyond the obvious,” said Fiebrich.
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