Heike Thamm Design
1961Born in Berlin
1991–1993Atelier Carolin Schuster-Böckler, Munich, trained to become a qualified milliner
1977–1979Maßatelier Berlin bespoke tailors, trained to become a qualified men’s tailor
Since 1997Freelance work in Munich, recognised as a Free Artist by the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
2000Presentation of her first bag collection
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Heike Thamm Design

“A hat only really fits you when you forget you are wearing it”, says Heike Thamm. Her one-off models and mini-series are made of classic materials such as fur felt, different types of straw, as well as textile fabrics. The independent artist, who is also a qualified men’s bespoke tailor and a milliner, reinterprets traditional processing techniques. However her sometimes extravagant headgear and handbags must always be fit for purpose too. “The design pursues the principle of originality on the one hand and practicability on the other”, she says. The items she designs and produces skilfully unite both aspects. Prices range from 110 to 2000 euros.