In 2000, the furniture designer took over a workshop area of the cotton spinning mill Leipzig in order to realise his furniture designs in wood.
Since 2011, he has also been exhibiting the works of artisans friends of him in this charming ambience under the label Black and White Design. Torsten Franke is a trained piano maker who began his apprenticeship in 1980 at the Blüthner company and is still working there today, now only part-time.
He is interested in the interplay of construction, design and function, which characterises his own collection of furniture and lamps, which is remarkable in terms of craftsmanship and design.
Baumwollspinnerei Haus 20, Eingang D
© Portrait: Schnuppe von Gwinner
© Photo lamp: Rainer Justen
© Photo tray table: Nina Emilia Köllner
© Photo extending table: Gunter Binsack