House Tour: Martina & Manfred's Country Dream

House Tour: Martina & Manfred's Country Dream

Liezel Strauss
Jan 12, 2009

Name: Manfred & Martina aka Wohnkultur66
Occupation: Scandinavian Furniture Dealers
Location: In the countryside, South of Hamburg, Germany
Type: Old German Farmhouse
Size: 6000 sq.ft.
Years lived in: many!

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It is not every day that you meet Punk Rockers turn Furniture Dealers! I was lucky to meet these two passionate people in their gorgeous furniture shop in Hamburg months ago. When they speak of the craftsmanship of every item, poetically, you are seduced to a place where IKEA does not exist and every item has a story to tell.

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Manfred used to own a club on the legendary St Pauli strip (where the Beatles became famous) and soon after meeting them you realize; they live their philosophy: "maybe life actually is rock 'n roll".
After retiring from the night life they turned their hands to Scandinavian furniture and their passion for the beautiful pieces is infectious. They have turned an old Farmhouse into a work of art, an installation that will take your breath away! To visit their shop go to: Wohnkultur66.

AT Survey:

My/Our Style: Still, black.

Inspiration: My parents bought the house in the 70s when it was very fashionable to have one.

Favorite Element: Fireplace

Biggest Challenge: The 25000 m2 outside the house

What Friends Say: They find it too big

Biggest Embarrassment: Marten! They should stay in the forest!

Proudest DIY: I'm fixing a hole, where the rain gets in...(remember the Beatles?)

Biggest Indulgence: All the space

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Resources:

Kitchen Hardware: Miele

All the furniture: Wohnkultur66 & Auctions

Kitchen accesories: Stelton

Lighting: Louis Poulsen, Artek, Porcelight and Banci!!!

Paint: Farrow and Ball (joke !!!)

Rugs and Carpets: Spindegarden Hanne Vedel

Beds: Getama DK

Art: Getama DKArtwork, Photos by Bernhard Prinz, Drawings by Axel Salto: English
old fashioned birds and hunting scenes, Paintings by Heinz Dunkelgod from the 60s and Photos by Peter Sempel

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Thanks, Martina and Manfred!

Pics: Peter Ruessmann

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