Mathieu was one of the first people to come to DIY Praha. He originally came to try to fix the chair and some old furniture. Just two months ago, Mathieu finished a table in the workshop that was inspired by a group of his favorite designers from Chicago. “I’ve never worked with wood. And I found that I really enjoy this” he says.
Are you curious to find out what happens, when an IT guy decides to open the first cider bar in the Czech Republic and create its furnishings himself?
How did you come up with the idea of furnishing the whole apartment with DIY furniture? Where did the motivation come from?
I had the apartment for rent and I wanted to make it unique, different from all of the others. Since I like the idea of up-cycling, I decided to build all the furniture out of pallets. Plus, a great deal of inspiration came out of my living in Berlin where interiors are often very alternative in interestingly designed.
Milan shared with us his experience at DIY Praha:
“I wanted to build a sound screen booth for years. I have a home studio and this kind of screens really help to produce clear sounds without echoes. However, you cannot make this kind of a project at home. I heard about DIY Praha by the word of mouth. I knew Michael who has built quiet some stuff in your workshop. That’s how I decided I would make my project here as well.
Fabio is an Italian graphic and product designer currently living in Prague. By his openness and warmth you can easily guess his origins are Mediterranean. For the last 12 years he has been working in advertising. But in 2011 he decided for a completely new challenge, Fabike. We met him and talked about his story in our workshop DIY Praha.