Elephants

Lobby Bar, Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
Jagdfeld Design

Emma took as her inspiration the striking fountain located in the lobby which was a gift to the hotel in around 1930 from the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, who was known for his lavish lifestyle.

The finished piece, situated behind the bar, comprises three verre églomisé glass panels and measures over six metres across.  It marries soft golds, grey-blues, strong pink, turquoise and yellow-greens, reflecting the golden ceiling light and rich jewel-coloured fabrics in the lobby.  The design references the symbolic motifs of elephants, frogs and lotus flowers that feature in the fountain.