Would you agree that craftsmanship is based on tradition, but also (technical) pro-gress? Is this the case at Lobmeyr?
For me, progress is about creating a better life for everyone. Sometimes this can also be the opposite of technical progress – at least in some areas. But it goes without saying that we embrace all technical possibilities as long as they do not compromise the result or the product’s effect on people. As we focus on products that seek to make craftsmanship tangible, technical advances are limited.
How do you recruit your employees? Do you train them yourselves?
It takes several years for an employee to attain our degree of craftsmanship. That’s why we are happy to take on dedicated artisans from other fields, such as stonemasons, musicians, and wood carvers, but we also train apprentices ourselves. At present, we have a young, proactive and motivated team working for us. They come from Tyrol, Lower Austria, Syria, Vienna, and Romania.