Trends we spotted | Week 12


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At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others the Bjarke Ingels Group, they unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden covered with 350 bird houses. And the 25hours Hotels introduce a 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some openings: The Big Mamma Group will open Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer and today (March 28) the fourth Gucci Osteria will open in Seoul. In Berlin the new Café Camaleon opened, it’s an all-day casual dining concept at the Casa Camper Berlin. Camper is a famous shoe concept from Spain.

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system. And a link to great images of the high-end breakfast all day concept in Berlin: Frühstück 3000.

Starbucks and Volvo will build an EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle. And Portland in Oregon will get the first sports bar dedicated to women’s games: The Sports Bra.

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Big Mamma Group opens Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer

The German launch of the Big Mamma Group from France will be in Munich, the name will be: Giorgia Trattoria. Like each of the group’s 17 locations, the Munich restaurant will have its very own look. The common denominator: authentic Italian cuisine and lots of joie de vivre. As we’re big fans of the Big Mamma restaurants in Paris – we love the fact that you can visit them in London, Madrid, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and soon in Munich as well.

25hours Hotels introduces 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

The 25hours Hotels will implement a 4-day working week in all their eleven hotels in the German-speaking markets. Between November 2021 and February 2022 they have tested the new working time model in Hamburg. Due to Omikron the test phase had to be extended a little. In Hamburg they were able to inspire almost 80 percent of their team to participate and see more balanced and productive colleagues. All employees have the choice between the new 4-day or the classic 5-day model. Shift workers in service, reception or the kitchen who opt for the new working time model work nine hours a day, four days a week. Three days off are guaranteed. More in their press release, link in the title.

Paris is all set to get its very own cable car system

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system, namely Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the Créteil Pointe du Lac station on Paris’ Metro line 8. This picturesque mode of transport that will cost $150 million, will also be incredibly beneficial for daily commuters. The journey will be completed in only 17 minutes, less than half the time the same journey takes by bus. According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, construction will begin later this year. More on the website of Luxury Launches, link in the title.

Café Camaleon | The all-day casual dining concept of Casa Camper Berlin

Located in Berlin’s ‘Mitte’ District, Café Camaleon is an all-day casual dining concept located on the ground floor of Casa Camper Berlin. The name is a referral to the mark’s first-ever shoe, a rural shoe originally worn by farmers on the island of Mallorca. The restaurant offers a range of fresh, seasonal dishes prepared with mediterranean ingredients from italy, france, turkey, greece, and spain, camper’s native home. There’re two Casa Camper hotels in Barcelona and in Berlin.

The design is by the MVRDV, based in the Netherlands with Mallorca-based GRAS Arquitectos and local Berlin architect LauraVRave, the versatile space has three different areas that evolve throughout the day.

The opening of the fourth Gucci Osteria in Seoul

In 2017 we wrote in our ‘Trends we spotted week 50‘ that the three Michelin stars chef Massimo Bottura would open a Gucci Osteria at the Gucci Garden in 2018. Located in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence, which houses the Gucci Museum. In 2019 he opened the Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills, followed by the Gucci Osteria in Tokyo. March 28 2022, the fourth Gucci Osteria opened in Seoul. Located on top of the Gucci Gaok flagship store in Itaewon. The new dining spot will have 28 seats in the main dining room and 36 outdoor terrace seats. The menu with Italian tastes with South Korean influences is developed by Massimo Buttura alongside Karime Lopez, Hyungkyu Jun, and head chef Davide Cardellini. Check out the article at the Korean website Haps Korea, link in the title.

Starbucks and Volvo build EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle

In the title you’ll find a link to an article about the aspiration to be a resource positive company ahead of the 30th Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Starbucks. Eventually they want to give back more than it takes from the planet. Read about the company’s 2030 planet positive goals, like the outlined efforts to reduce waste through innovative reusable cup programs, their waste and recycling app to support partners’ sustainability efforts and the new pilot program with Volvo.

Starbucks continues to rapidly expand its roster of renewable energy and decarbonization projects in the United States, including a new pilot program with Volvo Cars to electrify the driving route from the Colorado Rockies to the Starbucks Support Center in Seattle, providing a string of familiar, reliable, clean and safe places to recharge themselves and their battery-powered vehicles.

By the end of 2022, Volvo-branded electric vehicle (EV) chargers, powered by ChargePoint, will be available at up to 15 Starbucks stores along a 1,350-mile route from the Denver area to the coffee company’s Seattle headquarters, as part of the company’s 2,700 Greener Store portfolio. These DC Fast Chargers will be placed at Starbucks stores about every 100 miles, adding much needed peace of mind for EV drivers, who we know see today’s limited charging infrastructure as a major barrier to purchase. While customer’s cars are recharging outside, drivers can relax comfortably inside with their favorite Starbucks beverage.

The Sports Bra bar in Portland (USA) is dedicated to only women’s games

Article at Trendwatching, about The Sports Bra. Jenny Nguyen, a professional chef and amateur basketball player decided to open her own bar in Portland, Oregon because she wanted more focus on women’s sports. She raised money on Kickstarter to create a bar that’s a safe and welcoming environment where people can gather to watch female athletes on big screens. The Sports Bra is also sourcing food and beverages from women-owned suppliers, from beef to spirits. The opening is on April 1, 2022. Let’s hope it isn’t a April’s fool joke!

High-end breakfast all day | Frühstück 3000 in Berlin

Check out the images of the Frühstück 3000 in Berlin at this article at Food Service DE, link in the title. Frühstück 3000 is Berlin’s new breakfast restaurant. The name is German for Berlin’s better breakfast. The high-end breakfast restaurant aims to give Berlin a place where the most important meal of the day is celebrated as it should to be – with variety and creativity at the highest level. They offer an enjoyable and relaxed culinary start of the day, whenever you start your day!

Frühstück 3000 was launched by three passionate breakfast champions: Maximiliane Wetzel, Martin Pöller and Lukas Mann, professional restaurateurs with many years of experience in top-class gastronomy.

Bjarke Ingels unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden | Covered with 350 bird houses

BIG, the firm of the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, has recently unveiled a new room for the renowned Treehotel in Sweden. Suspended in the Harads pines, the treetop adobe was designed to enhance the surrounding biosphere via a façade of birds’ nests. Penned in partnership with ornithologist Ulf Ohman, the aptly named Biosphere aims to increase the bird population in the Swedish woods by providing a habitat for our feathered friends. Check out the video below to imagen yourself indulging in nature and connect with birds.

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