Discover Germany, Issue 59, February 2018

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Best of Austria

Home design.

Co-operation with architects.

Shape shifters


Design label DIE HANTEL stands for a path off the standard (assembly) line: Crafted entirely by hand and with love, their modular furniture systems mirror a convincing combination of profound carpentry skills and an individualised design language.

ciate the handcrafted, lovingly assembled pieces made entirely of selected regional materials.

“At DIE HANTEL, passion stands for merging design, crafts and the arts,” Claudia Mayerhofer, designer and founder sums up the three pillars of her work. Hand-made in Austria, the multifunctional nature of the elements allows the pieces to be re-adjusted at any time, according to need. Combined with sustainable design, this means that DIE HANTEL offers a system for life. From shelf rack to seat group, from sideboard to bed surface, DIE HANTEL furniture modules freely morph into whatever structure is called for.

“We will always follow our motto of being different and unique!” the owner says. “Once our clients have discovered their passion for unique, well crafted pieces, they are happy to come back.”

DIE HANTEL design derives from a creative philosophy of honouring the special and the extraordinary. The designers love spotting and incorporating new discoveries. At the same time they regard high quality as a must: “The interplay between creativity and craft makes for perfect design,” Mayerhofer says. Any task is planned uniquely and meticulously – always with a focus on perfection, 26  |  Issue 59  |  February 2018

originality and individuality. One thing is for sure: It is not about what is ‘trendy’ but about what the customer needs. “An interior is something intimate, personal, yet to be experienced,” the owner states. “At DIE HANTEL, we offer a process of discovery which, given enough time, will lead to finding your own personality within the pieces.” Claudia Mayerhofer has worked in carpentry since her teenage years. She started out at the Mayerhofer in-house joinery in Chorherrn and later went to school at the HTL technical college in Mödling. Parallel to completing her education, she continuously perfected her practical skills with design and carpentry projects, eventually realising the need to found her own label. DIE HANTEL’s personalised, well-crafted and adaptable design concept is loved by private clients, architects and restaurant owners alike. Design enthusiasts appre-

Unique, adaptable shelf systems.