Gina & Alex Hanfstingl have worked on projects all over the world in Germany, England, Holland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Africa, Canada and the united States of America. They both immigrated to Canada in December 2007. Once in Canada they hit the ground running and began completing projects of a large variety. They have been working with birch plywood for well over 20 years.
Alex Hanfstingl has worked in the TV branch, making TV game show sets, film set construction and international exhibitions for over 20 years. In 1989, he gained a Journeyman Carpenters certificate, and in 1994 he gained a Studio Masters certificate for structural safety, (static requirements) for ceilings, stage building, stage turntables, flying set walls and fire regulations required in auditoriums.
In his early days he worked as a film set carpenter for Magic Media Company, Cologne then went on to work at Steinberg Dekoration, Dusseldorf and finally in 1995 set up his own workshop business with Gina, where he continued to work and in co-operation with the firms Stage Kinetik and Henn project worked on film and television construction, set building, international exhibitions, and also moved into private residential homes, offices, hotels and discotheque interiors.
Alex specializes in wood working carpentry, and enjoys creating solutions to usually unsolvable problems! He loves the design challenges he faces now in solving problems that arise with our on-line custom carpentry shop for creating functional, long lasting and modern looking pieces of birch furniture, mainly designing kids modern furniture in a way that it is easily assembled by parents themselves, and also the design aspect for flat packing and shipping the pieces all over Canada and the U.S.A.
Gina Hanfstingl has been working as a designer for over 20 years, studying Art and Design for 4 years and gaining 3 National Higher Diplomas in 1985 in Graphic and Interior design in London, England. In her early days, she worked as an interior designer for Tricon Consultancy, London, UK where she produced watercolour design visuals and interior design sample boards for large scale restaurants and hotel interiors.
In 1995 Gina moved to Germany and teamed up with Alex where she designed interior sets, TV game show decorations, specialized in paint finishes and designing custom carpentry furniture. Gina works with all kinds of medium including some of the following: wood, plaster, watercolour, acrylic, oxidizing mediums and gold leafing. Gina now enjoys designing and brain storming with Alex over custom designs for their modern birch furniture projects creating pieces that work for children’s modern furniture.
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