Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga


Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

German studio Designliga created the new interior and branding for this patisserie owned by a Munich punk on a crusade against doilies.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

The project involved revamping a 1950's confectioner's in line with the company's new slogan "Fuck the Backmischung!" (Fuck the Cake Mix).

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

The interior is divided by long benches forming smaller enclosures and cakes are displayed in a jumble of boxes mounted on the wall above the serving counter.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

See also: Cabaret Voltaire by Designliga (May 2009)

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

Here's some more information from Designliga:



Armin Stegbauer: punk, Greenpeace activist and cafe owner, on a mission from the heart. His aim: to free cakes and gateaux from their years of imprisonment behind the bars of crocheted doilies, cologne and dusty Sunday tradition.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

Stegbauer, saviour of "Cafe Kubitscheck" in Waldfriedhofstrasse, a traditional Munich confectioner's from the 1950s, has made it his goal to revamp the confectioner's tradition for the modern age. But not without taking on board some endearing aspects of Germany's confectionery culture that are worthy of preservation.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

One route to his goal is the campaign "Torte an anderen Orten" ["Gateaux On the Go"], exhibitions at unexpected locations in collaboration with artists, creative minds and lateral thinkers of all kinds. Stegbauer's mission statement expresses the uncompromising quality standards he applies to his products: Fuck the Backmischung! [Fuck the Cake Mix!]

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga


Design packaging for the movement.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga


"Tell me what music you listen to, and I'll tell you who you are" was among the principles that served as a blueprint, starting-point and road-map for the look and feel of the campaign and for the subsequent implementation of "Das Neue Kubitscheck" (The New Kubitscheck).

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga


A district with history as the new home of the movement. Munich's Westend district houses a cross-section of social classes, all of whom leave their mark. Migrant workers, intelligentsia, students and tradespeople, coexisting in mutual understanding and respect.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga


Multifaceted and dynamic. Free from rigid frameworks or visual museum pieces.  The corporate design needs to be vibrant, in a state of permanent flux and change, adapting to developments instead of compelling alignment.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

The focus is the statement "Fuck the Backmischung", as the journal, menu and mouthpiece of the movement.

Das Neue Kubitscheck by Designliga

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Posted on Tuesday August 3rd 2010 at 5:56 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Great!!! Is swearing allowed to be used as signage in Germany?

  • does anybody knows the brand of those black spotlights over the tables?

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  • PKK

    Absolutly Fantastic. and i can tell you, it is an amazing Coffee as well !

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  • James Blancking

    I'm sorry to say, but I've seen this before…
    Belgian designer of the year, Bram Boo, if I'm right.

  • Caroline Collett

    I think swearing is always fine in a foreign language and should be encouraged. One of my favourites on ace site Engrish.com was a Chinese fashion store called 'You Look Fucking Lovely'….

  • Leegoo

    wa~~~just been there last week, they have really nice cake.

  • Pete

    Hey James,
    i would not say thats a copy or something, bram boo made cubes and arranged them, that´s what designliga did as well. but it´s just like when you say "dont take blue chairs on white floor, i just did that."
    i´t is actually a flour explosion from the bakehouse….