Tobias Bachmann designs lamps and lightboxes with love. So it’s no coincidence that his design studio is called Lichtliebe (lit. translation: light love). In October 2015, he launched the table lamp “Fafoo” on the market. The heart of the lamp, which is available in numerous color variants, is a wooden base made by hand and varnished with ecological water color. Other lamp models followed since. The production of the lights takes place in the Erzgebirge. Tobias focuses on the highest quality, aesthetics and functionality. You can buy his objects online.
Frankfurt is for me …
… a diverse, international city, which offers a lot of chances, if you put your mind to it! Moreover, the city forest is awesome!
What do you love most about your job?
What inspires me about my job is that I can create something new from nothing and transform my ideas into reality together with people I like.
Where do you get your ideas from?
My ideas come from a very exciting and thrilling childhood and youth with many adventures and a lot of part-time jobs in different industries.
My lunch break …
… preferably at home with my girlfriend, my dog with good and solid home cooking.
What trends do you think we will see this year?
Wonderful coffee culture is emerging here in Frankfurt. In addition, many people are interested in sustainably and fairly produced products and are willing to spend more money on higher quality. This gives us young creative people a tremendous opportunity that we want to take advantage of. In general, I would say that a lot of courage and determination is currently tangible.
What else can we still learn?
Out of the gut, we young creative people wish, of course, still more support. A subsidy for the rental of retail space would be great. Then we would have more interesting little shops and small labels whereby they would have more space to present themselves to their potential customers in the shopping streets.
You should definitely do that in Frankfurt …
… you should definitely take a closer look at the beautiful old town. In addition to the world-famous Römer, the Cathedral and the nearby Main there are great little shops, galleries, bars and cafes to discover!