We are a young company formed by two brothers, their brother-in-law and a good buddy.
Every time family and friends met, the topic of self-employment was not far away. Fulfillment was not to be found in the job. The work environment lacked breathing room and the opportunity to contribute something individual. The head was full of ideas about the design of own products, which wanted to germinate, but found no good ground in the previous working life. At some point the topic came up again and this time we were all highly motivated to tackle it. The right time had come. Four men with a dream in their pocket set out to find an empty warehouse that would have enough capacity for their creativity and willingness to influence. The contract was signed. Euphoria spread. The first product approaches in contemporary design were discussed. Over coffee and wine, plans were laid and the foundation for the founding of our own company was poured. We had found a name under which our handmade designer pieces would be sold: Metallbude. Not a day went by without this word in our mouths.
Handmade designer pieces from Detmold
Dennis, who provided the spark for the start-up, created concepts for metal furniture and arranged for cooperation with suppliers whose wood or small items added more pep to the store. With Rudi as online specialist we had the right man at our side to bring the first products to the customer. Tobi took care of the finances and the growth of the staff once the stones started rolling. Christian, as production manager, organized the manufacturing and took care of problem solving and continuous improvement of the products.
Metallbude - a team project
As a matter of principle, we decided to form a team to build Metallbude together. We firmly believe that as a unit we are capable of more than one alone. Many lovely people now complement our team. Hardworking hands work in production and shipping. We are like one big family. Music and food at work is enjoyed in fellowship. The flexible working hours allow us to balance family and work. We employ some mothers on parental leave, who are thus enabled to work outside the home. We are still overwhelmed by how quickly our company has grown and are grateful for the opportunity to live our dream.