In addition to the design of offices or hotels, brandherm + krumrey always works on special projects. For Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey, it is a challenge to enliven such projects with creative input. In the following short interview, they explain their fascination with such tasks.
In addition to the “usual” interior projects, you also work on special tasks, such as the current blood donor room at the university campus in Hamburg. What challenges fascinate you about such projects?
The appeal of the small, the special and the search for extraordinary ideas for special topics that go beyond the standard. They are also often low-budget projects that require more than other alternative solutions. For us, it is a challenge to enliven exciting projects with creative input. We find it enriching to develop ideas for these special projects and to draw new insights from them.
In addition to your work as interior designers, you regularly serve as jury members for competitions, scholarships, etc. What appeals to you about this task?
What appeals to us most is the view from the outside of inspiring projects and the approach of colleagues. It is also exciting to evaluate other work in terms of design development and trends. The national and international professional exchange with our jury colleagues is also important to us.
You are also involved in teaching at universities and in projects with students. What developments are you observing with regard to the younger generation and junior staff work?
There are always surprises when we observe Generation Y’s approach. At the same time, it is a matter of conveying our experience and know-how to this generation – very important here is the lightness and to show that everything is possible in studies (because very often we make the experience that the students are already much too cerebral). What also strikes us is the partial bias in creativity. We would like to support you in developing even crazy ideas.