BRUZKUS BATEK is an architecture, interior and furniture design office with a world-wide client base. Founded by Ester Bruzkus und Patrick Batek in Berlin in 2007, the office has over twenty employees currently working on numerous international projects. Their design focus is on hotels, offices, shops, restaurants and private housing – particularly in the detailing of high-quality interiors. The office has also completed successful exhibition and furniture design projects, including developing lines of furniture for manufacture and retail.
Ester Bruzkus und Patrick Batek have an integrated approach to design. They like to relate specifically to existing situations, embracing the challenges that these contain, and transforming these challenges into novel solutions. All their projects link existing site-specific and spatial conditions to the needs, ideas and dreams of their clients.
The interplay of space, materiality, colour and light is key to BRUZKUS BATEK’s style of interior design. These aspects are combined to create rooms with a bespoke atmosphere, that enable the client to express their individuality thus filling the space with life.
BRUZKUS BATEK’s guiding aims are the reflection of their client’s personality through architecture and the powerful articulation of the themes that define a particular brand.
ESTER BRUZKUS was born in Haifa, Israel. She has travelled widely in the USA, Israel and France, but, from childhood on, her roots have always remained in Berlin. She studied architecture at Berlin’s Technical University and subsequently at the École d’Architecture in Belleville, Paris. Since founding her own office, Ester Bruzkus Architects, in 2002 she has completed many sophisticated and pioneering projects including the Amano Hotel, the Mani Hotel, the Generator Hostel, and the Am Echad building for the Ronald Lauder Foundation.
PATRICK BATEK was born in Solingen, Germany and studied architecture and design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. From 1999 to 2003 he ran his Stuttgart office, Patrick Batek Design. An interim year was spent working in New York for Richard Meier & Partners. Patrick Batek has completed many projects in Germany as well as other European countries. His clients include such as well-known firms such René Lezard, Zalando and Red Bull.