Mast Jägermeister AG, training centre, Wolfenbüttel

Design, interior construction, furniture, lighting

Completion 1997


Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau shouldered the entire interior construction and furnishing including design. This commission not only comprised laying all the floorings and providing for all the painting as well as window dressings, but also supplying all the diverse furnishings – and we do mean all: from desks to lamps to coat hangers. Our staff even arranged for works of art to display throughout the premises. The reception area flooring features flagstone interspersed with Murano glass fragments, surrounded by Canadian maple parquet – a combination which is not only tasteful but also durable. A lightboard suspended on steel cables hangs over the reception desk with 18 low voltage halogen lamps. This canopy, just like the front of the counter, was manufactured from curved aluminium exactingly to mitre. A back-lit satin-finish glass element continues the counter at a right angle and serves the function of a meeting place as well as affording after-hours lobby activities. The well thought-out design to the counter unit is also highly practical for the staff; the front face cleverly conceals functional installations such as key compartments, drawers and technical installations – even a built-in mini-fridge. The wooden sections of the counter unit were all given a Canadian maple veneer. And of course the reception area makes reference to the master of the house: a glass cube lit from below prominently displays the “classic” Jägermeister bottle. The Mast-Jägermeister AG training centre in Wolfenbüttel has three large and two small conference rooms. A media wall was installed at the head of the conference area. It cleverly enables a versatile use of the space: as needed, projection surfaces and white wall panels disappear behind aluminium shutters.

A desk was designed and created for the training centre to be just as beautiful as it is unpretentious. The entire piece of furniture is provided with a Canadian maple veneer. A six-inch frame located virtually invisibly in the rear third of the desk under the desktop provides for stability. The file drawer unit under the desk and the TV stand rest on large wheels – certainly not only for decorative reasons. Solid stainless steel handles underscore their mobility.
The two breakfast areas on the ground floor of Module B feature solid Canadian maple parquet flooring. Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau found an original design solution for the four metre wide breakfast buffet at the head of the room: a maple sideboard with drawers and doors of satin-finish glass stands in front of the console, likewise in satin-finish glass. Panes were joined precisely to mitre, creating the impression of a solid block of glass supporting an elongated shelf. The stunning highlight of the conference room is its plasterboard wall with integrated solid glass shelf. A fitting monument to display – with variable lighting – the Mast-Jägermeister AG assortment.

Text: Anke Müller
Photo: Bernadette Grimmenstein