Discover Germany, Issue 85, April/May 2020

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Private residence, Bardolino, Italia. Photo: © SISSIBAY

Holistic independence SISSIBAY stands for flexible and lasting architecture and design, uniquely created from a single source. TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI

“I always create individual and unique environments for our clients,” says multitalented SISSIBAY founder Cornelia Kollmann. Thinking outside the box is a must at SISSIBAY and its builders enjoy the exclusive relationship provided by the award-winning team. Unique solutions also mean a close and comprehensive cooperation and the ideas and vision of the client are therefore put front and centre. The team around Cornelia Kollmann develops everything from shell to exclusive furniture and its project portfolio spans across manifold projects such as remodelling a cosmetic studio to organic exteriors for a spa hotel, through to building high-end private homes and luxurious villas. 104  |  Issue 85  |  April/May 2020

“It is not only the shell that is developed, but also exclusive, one-of-a-kind interiors,” explains Cornelia Kollmann. In most cases, unique collections of furniture and products are part of the SISSIBAY package, underlining the unique quality of each project. As mentioned above, the landscape design is treated on the same level as the architecture, honouring the aspect of the immediate surroundings as much as the interior: “It stages, frames and complements the object and thus helps creating a sense of the whole.”SISSIBAY keeps a close look on the exterior, which also means a mark-up for the value of the object while rounding up the unique, overall design concept. The creative interaction of architecture, interior, landscape and product design com-

ing from one hand at SISSIBAY mirrors the original, all-encompassing design idea of the Bauhaus era. It is the aspect which makes the planning and developing process at SISSIBAY unique: “If the project calls for it, I even create art work and/or paintings for an object – sometimes even in the form of jewelry.” In one case, Cornelia Kollmann even designed a ring for a builder. It all began with a holiday spent at Sissi/Crete, 35 kilometres east of Heraklion in a village by the sea, overlooking the bay. Hence the name which stands for the beauty and creative uniqueness, far from the usual prosaic combination of name abbreviations which often build the names of architectural firms. Clients value SISSIBAY as a pool for creativity by bold and independent minds creating beauty outside the box. Instagram: #sissibayarchitects