In a world in which environmental protection and sustainability are increasingly important, yacht interiors are no exception. Torsten Thiemer, project manager at Deutsche Werkstätten is happy to advise clients in this respect. For example, it was he who recommended a designer to use calf leather rather than the originally selected genuine ray skins. He was able to demonstrate that a carefully finished calf leather had the same characteristics. This had the added advantage of helping to protect the ray species as well as safeguarding the client from potential fragrant emissions from the fish skins.
The company is also focusing more attention on its own handling of resources, encouraging the use of emission free power units, the selection of environmentally friendly lacquers and the use of LED lighting.
Furthermore, Deutsche Werkstätten is actively working to reduce the amount of packaging materials used to protect the precious parts on their journey from Hellerau to the shipyards.
Torsten Thiemer expects Deutsche Werkstätten’s expertise in this field to grow significantly in the future. He has no doubt that together with the next generation of designers and clients the company will have a major role to play in ensuring that future projects are both environmentally sound and sustainable.