PASSION FOR VINTAGE
Where it began
The appreciation for quality combined with appreciation for history originated in my youth. On beautiful summer days, when we were little boys, me and my brother loved to go on trips with my grandfather. Our grandfather had an army jeep and two A-Fords. Even then I was impressed by the beautiful colors and designs, the classic lines of the wheel arches of the A-Fords and the smell of the army jeep’s heavy petrol engine. I could totally imagine how it was back in the days. A kind of nostalgia was created for a time that I hadn’t even experienced myself.
The intense need to surround myself with the quality products of the past was expressed at the age of 16; while classmates drove sporty and modern mopeds, I wanted nothing more than a classically designed moped: it had to be a Kreidler Floret. The red round tank, the chrome wire wheels and the beautiful leather saddle and the fantastic sound of a 50cc engine in combination with the smell of petrol. Unfortunately, these mopeds were too expensive for me, but driving around on a modern scooter wasn’t an option.
Later I realized that the products that gave me this enchanting feeling (classic cars, old fashioned music, warplanes and so on) all had two similarities:
The design was so good and timeless that it is still relevant and beautiful even now.
The quality of these products was so high that it could last for decades.