How did you become a master?
I spent a lot of years practising and studying. I grew up in my father's carpentry workshop and he taught me, first of all, what a job is. After that I took all the necessary steps to master not just wood and its construction techniques, but also shapes and designs.
Are you a woodworker or a designer?
I am a master woodworker who is passionate about design and enchanted by the purity of lines and exactness. The two years I spent at the interior design academy in Garmisch-Partenkirchen were the most exciting of my life, but I love carpentry, I even love the noises it makes.
Where do you take inspiration from?
I live among the mountains and I love being inspired by them. Each mountain is a sculpture, offering a different view from every angle. To the same extent, an ideal piece of furniture should be observable from every side, like an object-sculpture, not with one side facing the wall.
What do you like most about your craft?
Usually I work to order but every year, for at least two or three months, I try to focus on designing and crafting furniture for my own sake. Those are the pieces I love the most. But overall, it’s creating furniture that brings me joy, and has done ever since I was a child.