I was born in
1963 near St. Gallen, Switzerland. After school I made an
apprenticeship as a cabinet-maker. The company (Studach Intéreur,
St. Gallen) was very well known for exclusive and perfect
manufactured interior finish and furniture.
In the first
monts of my apprenticeship I started cutting my first, simple
marquetry. No one in the company and outside could give me
exact informations about cutting marquetry. So I began to
read and to buy special books (once I spent my whole montly
income for two books about Abraham and David Roentgen, one
of the most famous manufacture for inlaid furniture in the
With these private studys and with just try to do new things,
I developed my own personal technical and artistic stile,
which is very different from other persons who make inlay
After my apprenticeship I worked
another 4 years for Studach Intérieur. Then I felt that I
had the experience to make difficult and special works in
perfect quality and in a good time. During that time I made
a lot of marquetry pictures to hang on a wall. Pictures, because
there is not much "normal" work to finish a marquetry.
And because pictures are easy to transport, to exhibit
and to store.
From 1987 to 1989 I worked some
time as a cabinet-maker for different companies. In the main
part of this time I made marquetrys. I just made the designs
and sizes I want to. Without thinking of making a lot of money,
just because I want it.
But I sold some works and I got my first bigger orders. And
I began a evening school (2 years) to improve my commercial
Since 1990 Iworked again as a
cabinet-maker, but I can always take time off to manufacture
the orders I get or for my new year cards. And I did and do
this a few times each year.
In the last years i had the possibility
to create, design and prepare orders for furniture and interior
finish at my job as cabinet-maker.
In fall 1993 I began my evening school
(3 years) to prepare the exam for the
Master of cabinet-maker
which I finished in summer 1997 with the
best result (5.3) of all candidates who finished that year.
During these nearly 4 years I did'nt had time to make a lot
of marquetry, but I made each year at least 2 inlay works.
Since 1.1.2000 this work is not only my
intense hobby, it is my part-time job.
On the 16th of march 2001 we founded the "INTARSIA
GmbH", located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In this company
I brought in all my activities about designing, planing and
I'm looking forward to have contacts with
a lot of interesting and interested people.