The 2 Minute-Interview

Julia Haneke used to work in a large law firm. Whew. Is what she thought, too, and swapped the robe for cubes. Okay, that’s a bit hard to understand without an explanation – so let us help. Julia recently became the young and dynamic managing director of stobuco, a pretty genius modular shelf system made in Berlin. We finally have one of our own in our office now and are so thrilled, that we would like to re-design it every day. Because that’s done in seconds flat. We got to know and love Julia at the stocubo showroom opening in October and put her right at the top of our two-minute-interview-wish-list. Crafts and trades, male dominated? Pffff, Ms. Chancellor, may we have a word about fancy-dress-boxes, IKEA and last drinks.

Name: Julia Haneke
Age: 34
Home: Berlin
Profession: Geschäftsführerin von stocubo
Shoe size: 40
Favorite furniture: Was für eine Frage… meine Cubes natürlich ;)

What does your home look like?
A mix of period property (I actually live in one of these old, Berliner flats with a whole lot of patina and an old lease), a few pieces of furniture and, of course, cubes in different variations.

There’s a fire and you can only save one personal belonging from your home. What would it be?  
My piano – even though I have been failing to take up playing again for years. ;)

Your favourite weakness?
That I’m so easy to persuade.

Please complete: For one day, I would like to be…
Chancellor (But with a clear focus on the one day)

Your favourite toy as a child?
My fancy-dress-box with real treasures from my mother’s seventies-wardrobe. Unfortunately, my mother is now significantly shorter than me and her feet three sizes smaller.

Tell us a joke!

What can’t you get enough of?
Sun and last drinks.

You’re allowed one sin – which forbidden thing would you do?
Remind me of everything that’s a sin again, please.

What do butterflies have in their stomachs when they’re in love?

Which book, film and record should everyone have read, seen and heard?
Book: Jonathan Franzen, Purity
Film: Lost in Translation
Record: Leonard Cohen, New Skin for the Old Ceremony

What would you cook for us if we came to visit you at home?
A happy rump steak, sautéed in one piece and them gently roasted in the oven until medium rare, served with side of pumpkin in some form, pumpkin is always a good idea.

What are you afraid of?

What would you change immediately if you had the power to?
Common sense and reflection for all.

What should no one know about you?
Which sin I really would like to commit.

Which question should we have asked?
What’s the best shelf system in the world?

Last words:
<This space is probably meant for something very clever that just won’t come to me at the moment, so I’ll leave it up to my PR agency :)> (We like that, we’ll just leave it like that, editor’s note)