The series of Munich Guide articles started in 2010; the time I could not speak German fluently. However, I was (am still) fearless and willful requesting interview with people or stores that were (are) interesting. The memory reminds me the old period, felt nervous about asking interviews, discovered Munich with heavy gears; further, it wakes up my inner adventurous soul. The experiences have developed my ability and skills of interviewing. Besides, it helps me to have more opportunities for my work now.

Before, I edited Munich Guide articles with pictures and text as contents. It is great for readers who are interested to read and imagine the personalities of respondents and space; even for travelers who are ready to discover Munich. However, I thought it could have fun to offer videos to introduce about this city. Although you are not able to visit Munich soon, through the videos, you can take a closer view of it.

For the new concept of Munich guide, we visited the silversmith and goldsmith design atelier, Werkstatt:München where is near to the subway line U2, the station of Fraunhoferstraße. We talked to the owner, Mr. Klaus Lohmeyer and visited how the studio works. Please watch the video firstly to feel the atmosphere and then back to the article to read the story.

從2010年開始撰寫關於慕尼黑導覽(Munich Guide)系列文章;那時候德文對話能力還不達如流程度,卻總是大膽且任性地對於感興趣、有意思的人物或店家發出採訪邀約。回想起舊時光衝勁,也振奮了內在沈睡多時的靈魂;那時候以嘎吱窩盜汗的緊張模樣約訪,傻傻地背著相機在慕尼黑大街小巷裡走動。那幾年時間的訓練累積了一定程度的採訪與對話能力,才有機會在後來的工作上獲得更多不同的機會。

過往的慕尼黑導覽(Munich Guide)以圖文方式介紹,對於想細細品味、閱讀文字的讀者來說,透過圖像與文字架構起對於受訪者或是受訪店家的想像或許是件美事;對於想要出發到德國或是慕尼黑旅行的出遊者在事前準備工作上也有所幫助。如果可以再配上影音,把當下的氛圍記錄起來,那麼即使短時間之內無法成行,也可以藉由影片畫面感受現場。

新的企劃,我們首訪座落在地鐵U2線,Fraunhoferstraße地鐵站旁的銀飾設計工作室Werkstatt:München以及設計師Klaus Lohmeyer。 請先觀賞影片感受工作室充滿藝術創作的氣息,然後再進入採訪內文與影像的閱讀,你們便會瞭解這個散發著魅力的品牌。

Mr. Klaus Lohmeyer, the owner and creative designer of Werkstatt:München. He welcomed us sincerely with his warm hands. Matching to his career and taste, he wore a cap and scarf that are designed and made by his studio; the total look was in different layers of gray. Born in Munich, and he decided to stay in his hometown when he founded his atelier twenty years ago due to the lifestyle and quality here. Moreover, he extends and develops his vision into a wider range. Although I offered my interview questions to him before we met, facing to my questions, he chewed the issues in his mind firstly and then answered me thoughtfully. His personality is as firm yet full of emotion as his creation and collection; a fine and smooth thread of thought exists behind his masculine appearance.

Werkstatt:München工作室的經營者,Klaus Lohmeyer先生同時兼任設計總監;大門一開寬大而溫暖的雙手誠摯地迎接我們的來訪。頭戴毛線帽,身著一件短袖T-shirt披掛著工作室設計生產的Cashmere大圍巾,一身灰階色系勁裝與設計事業產生緊密連結。他是慕尼黑當地人,深愛巴伐利亞的生活步調與品質,因此二十年前選擇在家鄉地創業,將深植的根往更寬廣的領域延伸發展。即使在採訪之前已事先提供訪綱參考,面對每個問題,Klaus仍舊先深思才慎重地回覆;堅定卻富有溫暖感情的氛圍一如他的設計作品,在粗獷的外表下有著細膩的思維脈絡與創作理念。

The most part Klaus enjoys from the creation is the inner silence and peaceful of the whole process; as a Taurus, Klaus has his emotional and sensitive roles. The process of bringing an idea to a real design piece through handcrafted creation means everything to him. It is not only about to create nice-looking accessories in different sizes but also to consider how every part matches to the hands or body that is into our lifestyle completely.

The studio makes every single component. Not only the silver and gold accessories are manufactured from the raw materials; to keep the collection as an independent line, they produce their own metal fastening pieces. If they purchase some pieces from other suppliers, they are not able to design unique collection at all. This is how a luxury brand exists that stands behind a strong concept and do not only focus on the price.



Werkstatt:München knows well about every material they use. Therefore, they present the products in a proper and high-quality way. They design unique pieces; also, they accept special costomer orders thoughtfully. There is always a concept and story behind a piece; still, it is all basic on the state of material, the features and the weight, every little point effects the layout and cut. Keep a high quality is the only reason why they only accept limited customer orders.

For a better quality, Klaus loves to share his knowledge with the people who work in the studio; to develop all technique for better creations. When every single detail connects properly, then the impression of the label is found.

In Munich, a classic city, Werkstatt:München shows us a character that is full of energy; yet, at the same time, you feel a fine quality is in it. When you are in Munich, you shall definitely visit the atelier where is just right beside the ISAR river and discover its spirit. Last but not the least, leave a message below to let me know how do you like the concept of Munich Guide and this video.





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採訪幾個月後,帶著米夏爾一起來Werkstatt: München的工作室;最主要原因,我們希望替兩人找一對特別的婚戒;令外,上次採訪時看了幾款戒指、手環都很喜愛,這天打算一起打包。工作室閒適的週末氛圍頗有浪漫之意,我們不只挑到了滿意的對戒,另外也訂購了一對情侶戒;春天是不是已經來了呢?

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Fanning Tseng is the editor of the lifestyle website Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. After living in Germany, she re-experiences about her growth. Fanning is now working as a photographer and a blogger; moreover, she is also a columnist for online magazines in Taiwan.

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