For the new furniture on our rooftop terrace, designer Sandra Ernst, cooperated with Berlin-based company Steeltown. Here’s a peek behind the scenes and a little interview:
We spoke to Mr. Dirk Jaeger from Steeltown about the workplace and their projects for The Circus.
Please tell us a bit about your company and about yourself! For how long has your company been around, how many people do you employ and how and when did you find out about what you re doing today?
Steeltown Metalldesign was founded 24 years ago. Next year we will be celebrating our big anniversiry of 25 years. We’re planning to publish a photo book to mark this occasion.
I was born in 1965 and after I had finished my training as a mechnist, I worked for some small metalworking companies in Berlin. In the wild 80s I joined the Volksbühne (the famous theater at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz), where I worked for Hans Neuenfels and other well-known stage directors as set designer. After the fall of the Berlin Wall I decided to study for a M.A. and set up my own business, Steeltown.
For more than 24 years we’re carrying out projects for international clients – all of them involging metal as a material. Whether it’s small special constrations or comprehensive taylor-made solutions in cooperation with Berlin’s trade and artisanal craft enterprises – we were able to realise a lot of wonderful projects to date.
What makes the project for the Circus Hotel special?
The outdoor furniture for The Circus Hotel excel through their cubistic design and their timelessness. Sustainable materials like steel and and an environmentally friendly coating with a solvent free powder complete the project.
So, if you’re looking for a professional partner in metal design and construction, get in touch with Steeltown.
Here some impressions of Steeltown’s head office, situated on a former imperial military site in the heart of Berlin. The aged walls charmingly contrast with the cutting edge material stored in our spacious room.