After training in construction technique and in an architect’s office, I branched out to the design of kitchen and bathroom furniture. My first post was in a Comera design office in 1970. After that I moved into teaching and also created networks of stores for top-of-the-range German products (Bulthaup, Rational). My ambition has always led me to look for new products and concepts. At present I am involved in creating products and concepts that bring together ergonomy, function and appropriate materials. I am looking for new directions for the technical parts of our habitat, namely the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and storage areas. These are rooms that have a past and a future: traditional values and an active life too.