This hotel is situated near the headquarters of famous car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. In particular, within walking distance the legendary Bosch company manufactures components found in almost every modern car, no matter what the brand.
The designers were searching for a visual translation of the Bosch legacy of over 100 years. Instead of using historic imagery I focused on the central role of Bosch's ignition systems which made reliable engines possible laying the foundation for the unimaginable popularity of cars. For "ignition" I created a collage of fuel combustion events and historic patent drawings.
The panorama of about 70 square meters (750 square feet) was directly printed onto safety glass. The interaction of reflection and refraction subtly changes the appearant texture of the pictures. A custom-built mounting system made it possible to tile the wall with minimal gaps of only a few millimeters. For one of the lobby walls I designed wall paper from Bosch patent claims.