Moving to the Australian bush, I realised how stuck we sometimes are. Pressure, stress and negative thoughts – all of them manifest illness and unhappiness. But for what? Society’s expectations can be put aside. Nobody needs them! Walls in our heads – nobody wants them!
With that in mind, my idea was to design an object that would add value to people’s lives. It sparked the concept of bringing beauty to a product that would be cherished in moments of meditation and relaxation.
I work from home. In Berlin’s wintertime, I need a lot of candles and incense in the room, and some good electronic music. Sometimes, my girlfriend is at home, busy with her stuff but I am still keeping her company, which is lovely.
When I thought about packaging, I wanted something different and sustainable. Normally, yoga mats are packed in a (plastic) wrap. People throw that away immediately. I decided to give away yoga bags with every mat. The mat would be protected, no plastic or packaging material would be wasted and a beautiful hand-designed card would delight the customer.
Next year, my partner and I, will move from Berlin to Australia for at least two years. I am very excited about it, especially because it’s the first big journey for my girlfriend. I am waiting impatiently to show her all the beautiful things, scenery and people that have fascinated me for the last four years.