5 questions & 5 answers
1. Where do you seek inspiration for your collections?
We take inspiration from life.
The germanmade. designs transport the language of forms of the devices to be protected and support their function. Without forgetting the aesthetic level, it is the unit of design, material and function. A good design doesn´t live by a good idea alone. It requires knowledge, experience and understanding. An understanding for how materials react and harmonize with each other. How durable they are. How they have to be handled and processed. But also features like improvisation, form-fanaticism, skill, unbending will and courage are important parameters for a perfect design. Boundaries are tested, materials challenged in order to fulfill the form.
2. Which one is your favourite piece from your collection and why?
I try to carry all germanmade. products and change them daily. It’s really important for us to test our products in the real life, day in day out.
3. What is the most rewarding thing as a designer?
Without question, the most rewarding aspect of my work is the making. The process of moving from idea to the fully realized piece is a thrill every time.
4. What are some of the obstacles to creating more sustainable products?
The biggest obstacles is, that the consumer is not always willing to pay the price for a sustainable and local produced product. germanmade. builds on sustainability. Direct paths and short processes save time, money and resources. The hand-picked materials and the direct communication with the customer create unique prints in an extraordinary quality and a long enjoyment of the product. The cooperation with German craft enterprises secures workplaces in professions which are threatened by technological progress.
germanmade. – with heart and mind for clear shapes, natural materials, flawness fabrication and healthy sustainability.
5.If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?