It was a strenuous couple of months for the apprentices at the in-house woodwork shop. After all, creating a concept, drawing up the plans, and ultimately completing their final carpentry projects is left entirely up to them.
Annalena Bernöcker went with a coffee table, Maximilian Hitzek designed a sideboard, Gregor Offierski made a desk, und Peter Wölfel tried his hand at a bench for the first time.
“I could really let my creativity run free,” says apprentice Peter Wölfel. “Surprisingly, constructing the clamp and fitting it to the bench and legs wasn’t a problem at all. But getting the body under the seat just right was like pulling teeth.”
Whenever things got rough, the apprentices always had someone to turn to. “I ran some ideas for my concept by our interior designer Elias Kronberger. And if I got stuck in the construction process itself, I could always turn to my supervisor.”
Every year, the new apprentices at Eham bring new ideas with them. “It’s important that everyone has fun while they’re at it.” Klaus Kell adds. The workshop manager at Eham is visibly pleased. “The apprentices prove what they have learned here with their pieces. Three years of training go into that one piece. It’s a great pleasure when they’re successful.”
Photography: Sofie Latour