In Betonggruvan’s interview series we explore what makes people thrive at home.
This week we meet a person who’s creativity inspired us for a while now, @swantjeundfrieda
We love both her design creations and her feeling for interior. Swantje’s based in Münster but work all over the world. Ok let’s hear about her home philosophy.
What is your favourite item in your home and why is it so?
Actually I don’t have that specific favorite item, I do love all of my stuff, on one day it’s a handmade vase I favor and the other day it’s a pillow. But maybe if it comes to a piece I really saved money for a long period, it’s my pink w103 table lamp one of my favorite designers Inga Sempé designed for Wästberg Lighting.
How did it become yours?
It called me every day for one and a half years and asked when it finally can be mine. And one day, I said: NOW! Pinkie (how I gently name it — ok, I’m admitting now many of my items at home have names, call me crazy) was excited as hell and we still have the best lamp-human-being-relationship one can have.
When do you feel your very best at home?
Always. Since I’m a high sensitive person I’m constantly overstimulated by everything, the daily routine, noises, feelings, thoughts, work. When I come home from my studio in the evening my energy level is really low and the only thing I can do is being at home.
My home is my filling station. Whenever I have a day off I’m trying to be at home all day, do things I love, like decorating, putting art on the wall, reading, cooking, crafting. That’s my method to get new energy and I feel my very best after such a day.
What do you want to recommend?
Follow your intuition.