I often find motivation and inspiration by peering into the lives of other like-minded creatives. With our studio renovations nearly finished and all the smaller details being finalised and installed, I thought I would share Freunde Von Freunden’s write up of an interior architecture firm and their amazing studio space in Kitzbühel, just outside Munich, Austria.
As explained, “The story of Bernd Gruber started long before the man that is its namesake finished his woodworking apprenticeship as one of the youngest master carpenters in Austria. Having taken over his father’s business in 1992, Gruber honed the traditional family operation into an internationally acclaimed bureau that today oversees projects from LA to Vienna and produces quality-oriented designs with the support of its own in-house workshop. “We produce all our design from scratch and are able to quality-control our productions at every step of the way. Good design must always be consistent with high quality production. We are lucky to have the best people in our workshop, who really understand our concepts and can make them a reality.”
Philipp Hoflehner, creative director at Bernd Gruber Interior Architecture, along with others at the firm draw their inspiration by visiting contemporary and classic furniture and art fairs, and this is then transferred into creative thinking for projects. However, in saying that, they explain “there comes a point where you no longer need to search for inspiration, because it’s already approaching you.”
Photography: Christoph Schaller
Quoted items and translations courtesy of Martina Hemm and Katharina Finke from Freunde Von Freunden website.