Design, on display
Im Rebacker 11, D-79591 Eimeldingen
Its been a little bit over a year since Michael and I started our interior and furniture design brand ZWEI Design.
This year has been one of the most exciting, inspiring, creative, productive but also exhausting and difficult years of our lives. Driven by the desire to create design together, we started designing furniture object that would make our small flat (you can see a home tour of our 45m2 flat on AD here) into a place we can call home! The process of designing furniture that reflects both out aesthetics was at times quite challenging. Michael enjoys a bit of quirkiness and color, while I tend to be even more minimal and use muted tones. However, we do feel that that as a design couple we have found our voice. By using graphical, geometric forms, strong lines and silhouettes, and high-quality materials, we have created a range of products that bring both our aesthetics together and make a cohesive collection.
The first step into the unknown
The truth is we started ZWEI Design with very little experience and knowledge. While Michael and I have both studied graphic and integrated design respectively (I did, of course, also study interior design), the journey into interior product design has been a very large learning experience for us both. We could not do, or execute our designs without the help of very talented and kind craftsmen and women who have taken the time to explain to us different materials, brainstorm with us on how to execute our ideas and so on. This give-and-take was such an inspiring time for us. But what we never imagined entering into this game as newcomers were the legal hurdles we had to jump. So the support to we received to make our products conform to EU law was also a huge help. We feel so blessed to have such a fantastic group of skilled people that have helped us realize our dream. If it weren’t for them, we would not have been able to open our first interior design pop-up studio.
The ZWEI Design interior and furniture pop-up studio opening
On November 1. we opened our first pop-up studio. We were so nervous about presenting our first Home Collection to the public. Being directly confronted with people that will give you honest feedback is nervewracking. But we could not be more happy with the outcome! We felt so supported and received great and valuable feedback and inspiration. With this, we already have new ideas on how to evolve and develop our products for future applications. We truly want to thank everyone that has supported us on this journey in some way. I especially want to thank the creative community on Instagram. We feel so blessed to be part of such an inspiring and encouraging community where we daily feel supported, inspired, loved and connected. As a creative, there is no higher compliment than being supported and encouraged by like-minded creatives. So thank you!
The design “first steps” are taken and we are so excited to develop our brand further and share our journey with you!