I first met my client Moritz, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse, in my Rotunda Bookroom (see portfolio). He wanted to buy it and put it into his hotel, the Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt. Unfortunately the ceilings were too low. Instead, he commissioned me to design the public areas of the hotel incorporating a similar rotunda bookroom. These initial designs weren’t immediately implemented due to a recession in Germany at the time. A few years later he came back and I produced new designs, some of which are shown here. The watercolour shows the Wintergarten which required major architectural alterations.