A weekend for two at the KPM Hotel & Residences to be raffled: When Daniel read the announcement on KPM Berlin's Instagram page, he spontaneously applied with a few lines. "I didn't expect one bit that I would win - and was all the more delighted," the 36-year-old says with a laugh. He traveled with Damian: The two only moved in together in May.

Daniel, who hails from Leipzig and works in supply chain management for a large furniture company, now lives in his partner's home country, Client Director at an asset management company, near Zurich. "We own KPM vases from the Bauhaus period and plates, cups and bowls from the LAB series. With its clear form, it fits perfectly with our Scandinavian interior style," he says, explaining his affinity for KPM Berlin.

In the new KPM Hotel & Residences, which opened in September 2019, the two felt at home right away.

Photo: Franz Grünewald

"I find it remarkable that every KPM piece is made in the middle of Berlin - by hand!"
Daniel Zeeh

On a discovery tour in the KPM Hotel

"Everywhere in the KPM Hotel & Residences you discover unusual exhibits: in the rooms, in the corridors, in the restaurant and of course in the lobby at the reception. Because the colors gray, black and anthracite dominate, the white KPM figures and objects stand out great. The fact that KPM has been manufacturing all its products in the manufactory in the middle of Berlin for more than 250 years and has not outsourced production elsewhere - I find that absolutely remarkable."

  • Two men riding bicycles past KPM Hotel & Residences
    The hotel's own rental bikes are a great way to explore the neighborhood around the manufactory. All photos: Franz Grünewald
  • Two men sitting at breakfast in the restaurant of KPM Hotel & Residences
  • Two men looking at porcelain plates in the KPM manufactory
  • Two men sitting in the courtyard of KPM Berlin

"The hotel is mega tastefully furnished. And we can only recommend the food at 'Dong A'."
Daniel Zeeh

Supreme pleasure

"On the first floor of the hotel is the restaurant ,Dong A', which serves modern Asian cuisine: We had a delicious meal here in the evening. In the middle of the room, on a table, there is a life-size KPM beaver figurine, really an eye-catcher. Also very original is the wall covered by white KPM coffee filters - an installation by Berlin artist Michael Felix Langer. Later we took our drink to the sun terrace on the roof and enjoyed the view: You get a great view of the city there."

  • Dinner served in the restaurant
    All photos: Franz Grünewald
  • drinks in the restaurant
  • Wine is poured into a wine glass
  • Porcelain beaver stands on table in restaurant of KPM Hotel & Residences in Berlin
Modern furnished hotel room at KPM Hotel & Residences in Berlin
In total there are 117 rooms in five categories. They are between 25 and 45 square meters in size. Daniel and Damian stayed in the executive room. Photo: Franz Grünewald

"We have already booked the next weekend at the KPM Hotel and are picking up 'our' piece at the Mitmach-Manufaktur. Was great fun!"
Daniel Zeeh

Read the entire field report in issue no. 04 of WEISS Magazine.

Cover of the WEISS magazine 2020
Read the whole story here WEISS Nr. 04

2017 Storyboard designed a magazine for the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin: WEISS. The fourth issue of the yearly magazine was published in September 2020. On the cover: a whippet dog as a reminder of the royal manufactory founder Frederick the Great. His favorite dog Biche became the muse for a hand-painted cup.