Michelin star rated chef Alfons Schuhbeck offers a realm of gourmet experiences on Munich’s ‘Platzl’ (plaza) – including two restaurants, an ice cream parlour, a chocolaterie and a tea store. The heart of his culinary empire is the spice shop, with its blend of aromatic opulence and creative finesse transforming the interior into an Oriental wonderland of flavour creations from all over the world, illuminated with pinpoint precision by highly efficient ERCO LED lighting tools with neutral white and warm white light.
The design objectives for the fresh look of Alfons Schuhbeck’s spice shop at Munich’s ‘Platzl’ required the creation of an ambience that captures the fire of the Orient, modelled on the exotic allure of Asia. Built in 2003, the flagship store reopened in 2013 offering an opulent shopping experience on two levels with a total floor space of around 300sqm. No other Schuhbeck store presents its fine products as elaborately as the flagship store in Munich’s city centre. Following the style of an Oriental bazaar, artisans and artists worked to create an interior adorned with ceiling and wall paintings, furniture and sculptures, columns and domes, all ornately gilded and designed to transport patrons to the far-off lands and exotic cities where the spices were sourced. Hundreds of well-stocked and fragrant spices in bulk bins enable the customer to scoop individual quantities into little bags. Schuhbeck’s proprietary spice mixes are also available in small jars displayed in cabinets and shelves lining the walls, alongside the dried fruit, nuts, various salts and salt and sugar mixes.