Our retailer spotlight this week is Annette and Monic, owners of RAPUZE Möbel.
Monic Acconcia & Annette Zahn GbR
Monic: +49 (0) 163 68 61 496 (German handync.) Costs vary depending on provider.)
Annette: +49 (0) 178 923 06 27 (German handync.
Monic started the company Rapuze Möbel in 2014, after searching a partner, she is founding me and we get together for Rapuze Möbel since April 2016. So we are a team of two: Monic and Annette. We are both mothers. Monic has a five year old son. She lives with her husband, her son and her cat in the middle of east Berlin. I have a daughter and a son.They are grown up and both on their way to become psychologists. I live with my husband and my sweet little doggy Theo on the other side of the city in an outskirt of Berlin.
Our backgrounds are very different, maybe that is the reason why we get on so well and it never becomes dull in the workshop. Monic was born and raised in East Berlin in the former GDR. She`s 34 by now. I`m 58, born in Hamburg, West Germany. Monic had various professions before we opened up our business. She was a drafts(wo)man, a media clerk and even a flower sales women. I am a historian and journalist. I have worked for a big broadcast station in the TV section for many years, where my special field were economy and social policy.
Monic loves interior design and is into yoga. I am interested in films, art and antiques and of course in design.
We like to run a business like Rapuze Möbel for two main reasons. We love old furnitures and have great fun to restore and upcycle them with organic paint. We still enjoy each time the creative moments in giving a furniture a new look. Besides we cherish the idea and the challenge of establishing a business from the first step on by our selfs.
They come from journeys to south Europe, the US and Canada, from films, magazines and artworks – and from our clients too! And of course our hometown Berlin is an eldorado for creative inspirations with it`s growing population of interesting people from all over the world.
Monic is not the typical collector person but she loves plants and flowers and turns her flat and her balcony every spring into an other kind of urban plant oasis. I collect vinyl records and analog b/w photographs.
OUR FAVORITE MMSMP COLORS:
Monic is a great fan of Layla ́s Mint, she loves this color for it`s positive charisma which reminds her of the spring time. Mint is her favorite color anyway but she likes all the other shades of the mms milk paint colors too. I am right now a lover of the color Artissimo because I appreciate it`s elegance and smoothness although it is a dark color. I wish there`ll soon come a client who wants me to paint his Furniture in this wonderful shade.