In my workshop, the vibrant material of wood meets traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetics. This fusion gives rise to unique works of art, whether in the form of custom-made furniture, wooden objects, sculptures, or reliefs. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation, designed with natural and sustainable elements, seamlessly blending the beauty of the original with timeless design.
Of course, modern production methods have their raison d’être in my everyday life. CNC technology, precision machines, electrically operated hand tools – in order to work efficiently, I like to use the latest technology and contemporary materials.
But devoted craftsmanship with a variety of traditional tools and proven artisan techniques is a guarantee for truly exceptional works. And of course, a regional natural product is the ideal starting point. I prefer wood with knots, cracks, and discolourations – wood that by itself already has a story to tell. I feel obliged to nature to compensate for the exploitation of its resource by using wood wisely to create works that are timeless.
Sculpture has a very special place in my professional life. It is pure craftsmanship beyond all functionality and with the greatest possible abstract potential. As a freelance sculptor, I create sculptures, reliefs and objects that have a strong presence and a unique identity.
You can read an art-historical text about my works by Dr. Peter Lodermeyer HERE.
I was born in Bonn in 1973, but spent my formative years in South Africa before moving back to Germany at the age of 16.
After graduating from high school, I studied art history, but I longed for creative, practical work and so I gave up my studies to do an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. I spent a few years in upscale furniture construction and then expanded my professional activities to include furniture design and sculpture. Here I found the arena in which I could be truly creative.
Since then I have been working in a wide variety of areas in my studio in Königswinter, with a material that, despite all the achievements of our modern age, remains unrivalled.