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Free space as a central theme: Marc and Valerie Guderian need lots of space – shared space and individual space. Their bathroom provides a glorious stage for great design.

Middle-aged couple sitting on a windowsill in a new flat.
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
Text:Christiane Winter
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BACK TO HAMBURG: Marc and Valerie Guderian had spent many years living and working abroad when Marc decided to take over the helm of the family company from his father. It wasn’t an easy decision, says Marc Guderian. As the head negotiator of a multi-national enterprise he travelled the world – perhaps a little bit too much, as he admits.

Valerie Guderian, a choreographer, inhabits her own international cosmos, and has only a limited amount of time to spend with her husband in the new apartment in Hamburg. This makes the time they have together even more precious: “We always have so much to tell each other”, she says. “We like catching up while we cook.” She loves to begin evening like this with a tranquil hour in the bath – “just me, on my own”.

VALERIE GUDERIAN

“This clarity soothes me.
It is the ultimate feeling of
having arrived where
I belong.” 

Photo: KALDEWEI

MARC GUDERIAN

“We both love timeless shapes.
And Valerie has such a good eye
for details that prevent it from
looking too cool.”

Seven photos: looking into the living room with two windows and seating area / woman in a kitchen behind a glass wall with reflections / photo book / looking through a glass wall with steel cross bars and double doors into a bedroom with a double bed / the corner of the living room with a brown curtain, light-coloured armchair, a lamp and a table / man in a kitchen behind a glass wall with reflections / couple sitting on a windowsill in their new flat.
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
Photo: Evelyn Dragan
 
Using wood in the bathroom: a circular enamelled steel washbasin on an oiled wood surface.
Photo: KALDEWEI

“I think that natural wood harmonises very well with the white enamelled steel”, says Valerie Guderian, looking at the washbasin. Valerie and Marc Guderian wanted their apartment and luxury furnishings to look as natural as possible. A bathroom suite made of enamelled steel was a perfect match for this design vision.

Photo: KALDEWEI

Products mentioned in this story.

XETIS Shower trays

XETIS Shower trays
The concealed wall outlet is a highlight – both functionally and architecturally.

MEISTERSTÜCK CLASSIC DUO OVAL

MEISTERSTÜCK CLASSIC DUO OVAL
Because large bathrooms call for exceptional objects.

MIENA

MIENA
Delicate and yet robust: washbasin bowls made of KALDEWEI enamelled steel

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