Dreams need space to grow.
For many years I have arranged myself with small rooms and crammed them with my ideas. In the time when my company was still the big dream, I lived, studied and worked in a small apartment, in one room at the same time. Later, I had a separate working room when I started to work self-employed, but of course that was still much too small. Creative and space-saving solutions were the most important thing here! But to grow as a company, to have room for new projects and to be able to expand the team, that was no longer enough.
Nearby, however, was the perfect opportunity. A large room that offered many possibilities and space for all my ideas! But the hall was completely undeveloped and raw, marked by the traces of an old carpentry that had been active here for decades. How it became our dream workshop? You can find out here!
I love to try new techniques and to learn, grow and try with other materials. Construction is part of my secret loves and I was highly motivated to face this challenge.
There was only a time of 2 months at the end of 2016 in which the room had to be completely finisehd and the studio had to be moved, so that I could work again as soon as possible. A pretty tight schedule! I often had moments when I was desperate and exhausted. But the many diligent hands that always helped me, and the opportunity to grow my dream, have always driven me. A big thank you to my tireless landlord, friends and family who have supported me with energy and motivation.
First, we had to bring structure into the hall. Breakthroughs and doors were closed with walls, as well as a separate room for the bathroom was created. Then we had to remove unnecessary pipes and dowel residues from the walls, close shafts and holes, plaster and filling, smoothing, filling … From the raw state you could now slowly see where it should go.
As the rough work was completed, it went to the details. All walls and ceilings have been painted, windows and the door repainted. Laminate flooring was installed throughout the room, as well as large tiles in the bathroom and finished with small baseboards. The glass panes of the windows were taken out and replaced with new ones.
Finally, all the work that is messing up, was over! Most of it was done, leaving me a bit stunned, but also proud of what I had done with my own hands and in the short time. That was a big relief for me because now I could set up, fulfill smaller and larger workshop dreams.
One of the bigger dreams was a trimming table. After years of working on the floor and later on a small worktop, this was an extreme improvement and an absolute must for teamwork. I sanded and repainted an old frame, then fitted it with a worktop and a storage level. Here now several people can work at the same time and the table is the center of the studio.
For enough work space tables are available on which each machine has its place. So different people can work and different steps can be done simultaneously. At each workstation there are drawers and boxes for organizing, as well as brackets for attaching drafts of current projects. Around it there is room for the storage of fabrics, which are ready for the collection, hangers for finished models, a small photo corner and many shelves for all the beautiful ingredients and trimmings. A wall is decorated for inspiration with pictures of past works, which I got as a gift or are just great memories.
In the meantime, there are even more machines and possibilities ready to produce fantastic projects for you. It has been optimized and expanded a lot:
More than 10 years of hard work, tears and sweat, and many, many dreams have gone into the studio. I am incredibly grateful and happy to have reached this point and to have space for new ideas, colleagues and opportunities for my company. A big thank you to everyone who accompanied, motivated and supported me on this path. Without you – the helpers, followers and the many wonderful customers – none of this would be possible!