To surround myself with beauty is of vital importance for me. We only have one life and I think it is too short to live with compromises.
For my interior design projects I am inspired every day by many things, such as the different shades of greens in a garden or a mansion decorated in the 1930s which can lead, for example, to a choice of a green Japanese woven hemp wallpaper or a beautiful hand-painted border along a wainscoting.
Working for MM Design in Frankfurt was an incredibly precious experience to me. I was introduced to working on interior design projects in a focused and very systematic manner, with tight time-frames. I learned how to attend to both sides: the highest aesthetic standards and practicality, for instance, the every day needs of a high-end hotel.
I designed the table made of wenge wood and wrought iron.
I designed this cabinet; it is actually one of a pair, covered in honey-coloured suede calf hide. The handles have a thin leather rope slung around them. The Fifties and Africa were, I guess, a bit of an inspiration for me.