'Higher Desk' by Flip Sellin for Coordination Berlin, photo: diephotodesigner.de | H.-J. Roscher

‘Higher Desk’ by Flip Sellin for Coordination Berlin, photo: diephotodesigner.de | H.-J. Roscher

Flip Sellin’s ‘Higher Desk’ is a minimalist elevated working desk for reading, making notes or working on a laptop computer. “To change between sitting and standing during work flow is widely recommended.” says maker Coordination Berlin.

 

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Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland: extension completed 2008 by Foster + Partners; photos Foster + Partners

Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland: extension completed 2008 by Foster + Partners, photo: Foster + Partners

Journalist Klaus Leuschel provides a crash course in, and a guided tour of, grand hotels, and how even design excellence in the five-star tradition is of no avail when the quality of hospitality does not match it.

 

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