Who do you mainly manufacure for?
Our customers are interior decorators, interior designers and upholsterers. However, we also produce for theatres, local dressmakers, luminaire builders and private individuals. Orders in the restoration are always a highlight. We have already worked several times for Branitz Castle and Granitz Castle on Rügen. Most recently, we produced various trimmings for the Residence Palace in Dresden. It always makes one particularly proud to know that a piece of craftsmanship made in Forst now hangs in such historic houses.
What are your plans for the future?
Our plan for the future is to expand the Posamenten Manufaktur with a ready-to-use service for the interior furnishing. We have already started to do this and created space for a sewing studio in our storage room. The first customers are already being supplied and discussions for larger orders are underway.
As far as trimmings are concerned, we definitely want to launch a few more new products. Together with a management consultant, we were able to develop some good ideas here, which are definitely to be worked out properly in the coming months.
What are the advantages of moving your home from Potsdam to Forst?
Life in Forst is much more relaxed than in larger cities. There you often have the feeling that it is always going higher, faster, further. There is no time to pause, to take a breath and to do a bit of soul-searching – all the things that is so important if you want to achieve something.
The conditions for entrepreneurs are a little different here. Some costs are cheaper, which is obviously advantageous from an economic point of view. However, people’s way of thinking is sometimes a bit sluggish, which can often complicate everyday life. Most live by the motto, “We’ve always done it this way. ” I prefer to say, “Nothing is as constant as change. ” Change always offers the opportunity for new possibilities and is the key to lasting success.
In times of structural change, we see more and more often that young companies in particular are defying old ways of thinking and making a virtue out of necessity. They come with new ideas and fresh energy. This is the future of Lusatia!