Designed by Ilse Crawford, the Das Kranzbach spa hotel in the Bavarian Alps features an unlikely mix of elements (Tyrolean chairs with George Nelson bubble lamps?). Somehow it all works.
Crawford has revamped the interiors using her signature mix of unexpected color combinations and daring furniture mashups. Suddenly George Nelson bubble lamps look new again when hung in clusters; white bentwood chairs are at ease next to Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs. Traditional Windsor dining chairs seem fashionable when painted glossy red. How does she do it?
This post is an update; the original ran on December 25, 2009.