One of Germany’s most striking art collections with more than 700 works of pictorial art and literature has been given its own home in Munich’s new Museum Brandhorst. The building was designed by the renowned German architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton. All of the galleries have white walls and Dinesen Oak floors. This creates a proper, discreet setting for the works of art.
Architect David Wegener, from Sauerbruch Hutton, explains why Dinesen was chosen for Museum Brandhorst: “We chose Dinesen’s solid floor planks not only because of their extraordinary quality and the subtle texture of the plank surfaces which infuses the room with a private atmosphere, but also because, in a way, the unusual plank dimensions depart from the scale of the interiors, which evokes pleasant confusion and enables the visitor to shift his perception of the spatial dimensions.”
The oak floors are treated with a white oil that provides a strong surface and a striking expression. The museum’s three exhibition areas are interconnected by stairways, for which the architect also chose Dinesen Oak planks. Dinesen delivered a total of 3,000 m² of oak flooring to Museum Brandhorst.
Dinesen Oak planks. Thickness: 22 mm. Width: 200-225-250-275-300 mm. Length: 2,5-5 m
Finish: White oil
Design team: Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton