13.02.2013

Current Projects – February 2013

At the moment, two very large projects are keeping us busy. In February, we are handing over a chalet in Engadine which we fitted out in the record time of less than a year after the award of contract. In addition to being responsible for the interior we also took on responsibility for the entire coordination on site. This was a property on a slope, with snow from October onwards and the "conducting" of well over 50 craftsmen of various trades was more than a huge logistical challenge – one which would not have been successfully resolved if the photo here was taken on this building site. The second mega-project can really be described as such because the mega-yacht we are fitting for Lürssen in Bremen is the largest yacht project in the history of Deutsche Werkstätten and has engaged a large part of our production for months. After a short delay - due to a change of designer - with the first sailing yacht which we will fit, our design engineers will continue to work on this project. Through Lürssen in Bremen we also have the third yacht for fitting in house – we’re on the starting block for a 100-metre long ship.

For Lanxess in Cologne we are currently producing multi-media furniture. The Berlin market is being taken care of more intensively from our representative office in the capital which we opened in November 2012. In London, we welcome two new contracts in the field of art: We are fabricating furniture for a museum in London and have been asked to take on the interior out fitting of an artist's gallery. We hope to be able to report more on both projects soon. They were the leaving present, as it were, from our UK Representative Gus Grimaldi who left us at the end of 2012. Gus, all the best and thank you, and not only for this! His successor has already been chosen: The architect Kasia Piotrowska has set herself the goal of making Deutsche Werkstätten even more well-known in the United Kingdom. In France, we are still busy with the construction of an apartment for a French gallery owner.