Discover Germany, Issue 78, September 2019

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Hotel Belvedere Restaurant La Fontana. Photo: © Hotel Belvedere

Where design visions become reality Swiss interior design firm Krucker Partner AG creates custom-made solutions and turns design visions into interior reality within the hospitality and healthcare sector. With a great deal of heart, extensive know-how and an unbeatable network, Krucker Partner AG offers an all-round package and supervises projects from the first sketch to the final pillow. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE

It all started in 2002, when Leo Krucker and Felix Rosenkranz founded their own company in Luzern. Originally, the team worked as general contractors and realised sophisticated interior design projects of well-known interior design firms. But because more and more happy customers were asking for a closer collaboration, Krucker Partner AG expanded and added its very own interior design department. Today, interior design is a fundamental pillar of the company, which has established itself as one of the top firms in the market that is still led by its founders. The versatility of interior design Especially for interior design and particularly within the hospitality sector, every 80  |  Issue 78  |  September 2019

project brings new challenges. “Sometimes the work has to start with the entire structure of a building, other times it’s smaller improvements, which have to be cleverly integrated,” Verena Zaugg-Faszl, interior designer at Krucker Partner AG, explains. What most fascinates and motivates the team around head of design Ivo Christow, is the collaboration with the different clients. Often, they work with owner-led hotels and the relationship with the client is accordingly close. Zaugg adds enthusiastically: “It’s always exciting to figure out new approaches for each individual client. There are hotel owners who would like to be involved in all creative processes, and then those who give us their full

trust and, after the first concept, they prefer to just see the final sample room.” Another pillar of Krucker Partner AG is the healthcare sector. Here, the creative team designs and realises not just single surgeries, but also entire clinic centres. With each new challenge, not only does it add to the firm’s experience, but it also means its network grows further, which is an important element of the company. It’s the key to being able to offer all-inclusive packages, aside from just the building services and interior design. In-depth research leads to a solid concept foundation At Krucker Partner AG, great importance is placed on comprehensive research and a well-thought through concept foundation – essential steps, which happen before the actual concept is even being developed. “We want to create depth with our ideas and don’t just take the first best thing. This means time and creativity have to be invested, because that’s the base for