Daniela Kamps

Daniela Kamps

The 2 Minute Interview

When the new Couch Magazine arrives at the office, it tends to very quickly look like this: Notes and dog-ears as far as the eye can see, every other page is marked with a yellow (Julia), green (Katharina) or pink (Chantal) post-it note and at least three to six pages have been surgically removed with a scalpel and introduced to the scanner. Couch is our absolutely favourite feel-good magazine. Not only is it where we find our clients’ publications on a regular basis (hence the clipping) – it is always a source for all things inspiring, new and worth remembering (hence the labels, notes and kinks). Responsible for all this is Daniela Kamps. She is chief editor on the couch, er…, of the Couch and is damned serious about it. She armed herself with her first level at the age of five and has been setting up IKEA shelves and DIY furniture, decorating them with flowers – real ones, of course – and living a life beyond fear ever since. We’ll drink a Sake Highball to that!


Name: Daniela Kamps
Age: 41
Home: Hamburg
Profession: Chief editor of COUCH Magazine
Shoe size: 39
Favourite furniture: my vintage blue velvet chaise longue
Contact: Facebook


What did your first flat look like?
A pretty unspectacular 1-bedroom flat, but with lots of DIY furniture.


4 years of Couch feel like….
… a blink of an eye, that’s how much fun it is working with the greatest team on the planet.


The worst decoration sin?

Artificial flowers of any kind – if you’re going to have a rubber tree, keep it real!


Do you have a talent for DIY?

Maybe a little, not even the most finicky IKEA piece is safe from me. My father gave me my first level when I was five.


Your product highlight 2016 so far?

The „Loop Trays“ from Woud, a design by Julie Tolvanen.


What’s the current screen saver on your phone?

A close-up from a beauty shoot.


What do you spend too much money on?

Fresh flowers…


What’s next?

A lovely surprise from COUCH!


Which piece of art would you like to own?
I love Tim Walker’s and Camilla Akrans’ photography, I could imagine a few of their pieces in my flat.


What would you cook for us if we came to visit you?
Beetroot Carpaccio, pasta with fennel and Salsiccia and a Tarte Tartin for dessert.


What are you afraid of?
That people could get more and more egotistical and indifferent toward what surrounds them.


When was last time you tried something new and what was it?
I tasted my way through a Japanese Menu in Hong Kong, including Sake Highballs. The whole concept at “Ronin” was sensational and the food was a whole new dimension of taste.


What dark secret should no one know about you?
The horrible music I used to listen to.


Last words:
No Fear! My motto for 2016, it has been very rewarding so far!

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