Andreas Uebele, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is a visual and communications designer and professor with a background in architecture and urban planning. In 1996, he founded his own visual communications agency, Uebele, which focuses on visual identity, signage and wayfinding systems, corporate communications and exhibitions. His home was built more than 100 years ago, and everything possible has been done to save and restore the building’s original details and soul. But overall, Andreas says that he tries to avoid any personal style (though the addition of mirrors to simple furniture is a really interesting trick, in my opinion). Thanks Andreas, and thanks to Daniel Fels for the photos! — Anne
Image above: The dining room. The bookshelves are from Ikea, which we have modified with mirrors at the bottom and side walls. The table is Carlo Mollino for Zanotta, and the lights are Achille Castiglioni.
Image above: The room of our youngest child, Willi, who is five. This bed doesn’t exist any more [since the picture was taken], now that he’s grown larger. We invested a lot in keeping all the old details, and even missing parts have been produced to original patterns. After running out of money from doing this, we chose to modify Ikea furniture, like this shelf.
More inside Andreas’ Stuttgart home after the jump . . .
Image above: The color concept is white for the wooden wainscoting (the original color was dark brown), neutral grey for the ground floor (living) and warm grey for the second floor (sleeping). The garden room on the ground floor, which is related to the green of the old, hundred-year-old orchard of the emperor of Württemberg, has a greenish grey. The rug was a special colored production in blackberry red.
Image above: Home office. My desk is Quaderna 2830 by Superstudio for Zanotta. The mirror is Les Grands Trans-Parents by Man Ray 1938.
Image above: The courtyard. To the right is a hundred-year-old box tree. The balustrade on the right takes you to the kitchen. The stairs straight ahead take you to the garden and the pavilion. The estate has a slope of 40 meters. The furniture is early drafts by Le Corbusier!
Image above: The view from the garden to the house. Below you see the colored windows of the living room. Above you see the windows and the balcony of the bedroom. On the left side, there’s a hundred-year-old yellow blooming climbing rose, and on the right are hundred-year-old climbing vines.
Architect: Zieglerbuerg, Büro für Gestaltung