CALIFORNIA DREAMING is a Berlin based macramé design studio dedicated to reviving traditional macramé techniques and styles in modern interiors.
Founded by Dörte Bundt in 2013 when macramé was often considered an outmoded hobby, the label has grown from humble online beginnings to a full-service studio providing a range of designs from ‘ready-to-hang’ macramé models available online and in retail stores to larger commissioned works and installations for clients in galleries, restaurants, and at a number of high-profile events. In addition to the finished designs, California Dreaming has built and maintained the largest retail and wholesale destination for high-quality craft/macramé rope, string, and DIY supplies. Working exclusively with small, family-run manufacturers within Europe, committed to conscious-hiring and fair labour practices, California Dreaming is the one stop shop for all your craft needs.
Having been truly inspired firsthand by spectacular interiors witnessed along a road-trip through the West Coast of America, back in Germany, Dörte located and salvaged old instructional material, dead-stock rope, and taught herself basic macramé design principles to launch the first product range of her brand.
When Berliners and international clients and fans awoke to the fascinating macramé universe, the demand to learn basic techniques compelled Dörte to host memorable workshops in her Berlin studio, sharing her beloved craft, replete with music, treats and good vibes. Expanding on this ever growing network of macramé enthusiasts, Dörte has taken this workshop experience on the road, hosting and collaborating with hotels, retreat destinations, and private clients and companies, organising custom programs and classes for both beginner and advance students Europe wide and beyond. Dörte is always available and eager to share her skills and aesthetics with this expanding community.
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