Kitzbühel | Issue 44 | Winter 2018 Text: Klaus Dörre
When Mandl & Bauer “play with fire” scores of celebrity clients throughout Europe are just as fascinated as architects and young interested homeowners. Their concepts of building ovens, stoves and fireplaces are as hotly sought in cities as they are in the countryside and in the Alps.
Top quality materials, perfect optics and design have skyrocketed Mandl & Bauer and their team of 18 devoted employees to the peak of the branch of exclusive oven builders. Each year they envision, plan, finish and install about 250 such firemaking places in cities such as Zurich, Moscow, Munich and throughout Europe. For their highly creative forms the ovens and fireplaces by Mandl & Bauer have become justly famous. Equally so for their innovative use of unusual materials. To name but a few, natural stone, steel (whether hand-wrought or browned), ceramic, concrete have sheathed their works to perfection, as has leather (!). The quality is unbeatable, and the adherence to highest standards of safety is ensured.
Highly desirable to architects
For most of their concepts, Mandl & Bauer work together with architects, which is the secret to being able to fulfil the needs and wishes of their clients so outstandingly. “Our strength is to weigh and balance the wishes and needs of clients and architects and find the optimum solution. That means optically and technically. Frequently, the challenges push them to the limits of what is possible, but that is never reflected in the price or the safety which remain paramount, unshakeable standards,” says Manfred Bauer.