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About me

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Hello and welcome to Die kleine Zeitmaschine, my little time machine hub for furniture artistry. 

I am Carolina Isfer, an architect, city designer and furniture artist.


In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, I swapped a busy corporate lifestyle in Melbourne, Australia for a quieter and more rewarding life in Germany with my husband and our two boys.  

With this big move across continents, we had to leave much of our furniture behind and refurnish our house on a tighter budget with second-hand pieces. In the process of repurposing and updating this old furniture to suit our new life, I discovered a talent and passion for furniture upcycling. In a world where everyone seems to want the newest and latest model of everything, it is incredibly rewarding to be able to breathe new life into a rescued piece that might otherwise have ended in the rubbish. 

I have always been fascinated by the transformative power of paint and colour. It is incredible how it can completely shift the soul of an old piece of furniture giving it the chance to be loved again, isn’t it? It is almost like the furniture travels in time to a brand-new life! 

Maybe you are here because you have some heritage furniture that needs a bit of colour magic? Or perhaps you share the view that something does not need to be brand new to be exclusive and special to you?

Whatever your reason, I can help you create exciting, remarkable and unique furniture pieces. We will work collaboratively to update your furniture so that it looks, feels and is just as you imagined it. Get in touch!

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