by Anna Moldenhauer | 7/4/2018
The media company Condé Nast Germany has moved to the Richard Meier Building in Munich after an extensive redesign.
Preben Fabricius trained as a cabinet maker under master joiner Niels Vodder, before he went on to study at the School for Interior Design from which he graduated in 1957. After completing his studies, Preben Fabricius started working for architect Ole Hagen where he was soon reunited with his former fellow student, Jørgen Kastholm. The two young designers had similar ideals when it came to design aesthetics and craftsmanship, and the decision to start their own studio in 1961 seemed like a natural step. For about ten years, the two young designers had an enormously productive partnership, creating an impressive amount of timeless, functional and always uncompromisingly elegant designs and receiving several awards for their work. While Jørgen Kastholm had always been the more outgoing and openly ambitious of the two, Preben Fabricius was very much the tirelessly hard-working, thoughtful type who would spend hours meticulously perfecting each detail and perhaps this difference in character was part of the reason why their partnership eventually ended. After Jørgen Kastholm’s move to Germany, Preben Fabricius worked on several residential projects and designed furniture for manufacturers such as Skalma in Denmark and Walter Knoll in Germany. He also taught at the School for Interior Design where he himself had been a student.