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Interview about Interior Architecture at Drechsler Interiors ShowroomTuesday 5 April 2016
Drechsler Interiors has a portion of magic and fantasy. If you ever visit Nuremberg take the tour up to the Unterlangenstadt, where this wonderful showroom is based. It is not an ordinary shop. You will find yourself visiting the home of good lighting concepts and harmonious interior architecture.
CovetED Magazine: How have you decided to embrace your profession?
Joachim Drechsler: As a kid I loved drawing and recast my room several times, also designing/building my own bed and racks … so it was obvious to move into this direction.
CovetED Magazine: What do you love about your work?
JD: Being creative and trying to find exactly the right solution for every client.
CovetED Magazine: Where did you grow up? Do you think the places we live in have influence in our lives somehow?
JD: I grew up just a few kilometers from where I live now. For sure do the places we live in have influence in our lives. For example, where I grew up, there wasn’t much traffic, but a lot of nature and quietness. When I was working in Dortmund and Nürnberg, very soon it was clear to me, that this is not the way I want to live the rest of my life, as there was far too much traffic and too less nature. I’m glad, to live in this area again and never want to live in a bigger city, even if it would surely be much better for my profession, but home is where your heart is!
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CovetED Magazine: How would you describe your style? Do you have a signature touch in the showroom?
JD: I love clear modern room designs, mixed with some highlights, this could for example be a special way I style a wall, or maybe great unique lamps or furniture pieces, together with a good, atmospheric lighting concept.
Our showroom has a signature touch, as it is not like common showrooms, but in an old stable, which I renovated, to bring in my personal note (as described before) … also to surprise clients, when they come to our little village and don’t have too much expectations.
CovetED Magazine: Where do you draw your inspiration from when advising clients?
JD: To me, it always depends on what the clients want, so I need to talk to them first, to find it out, concerning style, materials, etc. and of course, how much money they are willing to spend. The inspiration has got to subordinate then.
CovetED Magazine: What do you love to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
JD: I nearly have no spare time, but I love to listen to music and the good thing in my job is, that I can listen to music nearly most of the day.
CovetED Magazine: What’s the hit song in your iPod/radio?
JD: I don’t have an iPod and don’t listen to radio at all, as there’s nothing interesting to hear for me … I’m still listening to good old Vinyl-LP’s and CD’s … and hit songs, I’m afraid, I got too far to mention.
CovetED Magazine: What’s your favorite book?
JD: As I don’t have spare time, I’m only able to read a book, when I’m on vacation … which is not too often. I like to read biographies of interesting people then.
CovetED Magazine: Do you prefer mountain or beach?
JD: Both are interesting to me, but if concerning vacation, then beach.
CovetED Magazine: In your opinion, what is the perfect place to relax and get inspired?
JD: In the nature, when walking with my dogs, or on my couch, while the fireplace is burning … and with some good music in the background.
CovetED Magazine: How important is your TV-watching chair?
JD: That one is much more interesting for my wife, as I’m on the couch.
CovetED Magazine: Do you work better under pressure or with time to plan and organize?
JD: I have no problem with both variations.
CovetED Magazine: Describe yourself in three words.
JD: Typical German Bastard (means: reliable, on time, ordinary, busy, effective, creative, beer drinking, etc. … but hopefully not humorless).
CovetED Magazine: Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about? Any new projects?
JD: Not exciting enough to mention here, but the best job is always yet to come.
CovetED Magazine: Can you talk about one of your favorite projects that you have developed?
JD: Maybe the “First International Flaconglass Museum” in Kleintettau. It wasn’t easy to develop at all, as it had to be in former small office rooms, corridors and storage spaces, that were distributed on different floors, even in different parts of buildings. I had to bring it all together in it’s entirety, to have one cohesive museum in the end.
CovetED Magazine: Which major international events do you attend/follow to get all the latest novelties?
JD: The furniture fairs in Milano and Köln, the Light&Building in Frankfurt, sometimes also smaller fairs like the 100% in London, etc.
CovetED Magazine: Which professionals do you admire, in the design and architecture world?
JD: I like for example the work of Zaha Hadid.
CovetED Magazine: Which brands do you love?
JD: Edra, Boca do Lobo, Brand van Egmond, Catellani&Smith.
CovetED Magazine: Have you published some of your work? In which magazines or websites?
JD: Mostly in smaller, regional magazines.
CovetED Magazine: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
JD: On top of the mountain … just kidding, guess I’ll be exactly where I am now.
CovetED Magazine appreciates the opportunity to have the interview and is looking forward to a tight cooperation.
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