WHO STANDS BEHIND M DESIGN HANDWERK?

 

MARIA RADEWAHN

During my development as a product designer, a specific path emerged for me at the end of my studies. The preference to work with natural materials using traditionally crafted manufacturing methods. With my thesis I took the opportunity to delve deeper into this matter. In the time of my graduation phase I visited South Tyrol. Through previous trips to the country, I have been able to gain a deeper insight into the local lives of people and their traditions. Above all, the local peasant craft had aroused fascination in me. I love to get in touch with people directly on the ground and create something with them. It developed a wonderful cooperation with two South Tyrolean farmers. At the same time, the passion for the material sheep wool and the craft felt began to start, which is the main component of my present work. This focus created more valuable connections with craftswomen.

 

MY PHILOSOPHY

 

CREATE IN CONNECTION WITH HUMANS AND NATURE.

Conscious handling of natural systems and sources of supply is the basis of my work. In my actions, I consider the holistic. Therefore, the value of my work is mainly in the creation process. With my person and work, I support myself and create a value-added cycle together with my fellow human beings. For a healthy value creation cycle it is very important for me to act according to ecological, economical and socially acceptable principles. So under my label m Design Handwerk creates products made of natural materials, which are further processed using environmentally compatible principles. The processed materials as well as the production mostly come from Germany.

 

THERE ARE PRODUCTS IN THE INTERPLAY OF DESIGN AND CRAFTS.

My focus is on traditional craftsmanship. For me it is necessary to use existing traditions in the craft and to update them in order to promote and preserve them. I combine the ancient knowledge and skills of craftsmen with contemporary design and modern techniques.

I strive to build a network between different craftsmen. In order to build up a network in German-speaking countries, I work in concert with people from Germany, Austria and South Tyrol. I have personal contact with my cooperation partners.

 

THE PRODUCTS

 

A SPECIAL AURA!

The products of m Design Handwerk are designed and developed by me. Under my label, I combine various traditional crafts and materials. The resulting wealth of contrasts is a distinctive feature of my products. The products are handmade by artisans and made with great care.