Small details, great effect. A change of location, and a change of roles. This time, Tomasz has invited Astrid to visit his personal world of inspiration: a workshop in Braunschweig. A stark contrast to the idyllic horse ranch: it stinks of oil, tools jingle, and a radio plays quietly in the background. It is plain to see that this is Tomasz’s world. “Working on vintage cars, doing DIY or assembling furniture puts different thoughts in my head. Different materials and shapes – it expands my world of experiences.” His absolute dream car, a restored Porsche 911T from 1970, is being looked after here in this workshop, and this is where Tomasz likes to spend time.
Astrid is impressed – particularly by the wonderful colours of the many 911s here at Schrader Porsche Works. “Well, there are a few more PS in here. It smells great – the smell of my childhood.” Tomasz grins: “For me, this is like taking a power nap.” Surrounded by appealing shapes from throughout automotive history, it doesn’t take long for the two designers to start philosophising. “It is exciting to see classic cars and to think: when they hit the road, they were seen as the future,” Tomasz ponders, as Astrid chuckles.