Born in 1969, interior designer Jutta Werner became an independent contractor at the young age of 25 after earning a degree in architecture from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg).
Werner’s designs are light, simple, elegant and unassuming, while at the same time informed by the power of her relentless talent and ability to work in highly complex environments, while remaining impeccably professional at all times.
Thanks to these valuable skills, Werner quickly gained a reputation in the design world as an “interior master tailor”. Global businesses including DEDON, JAB, Ligne Roset, Rolf Benz and others have commissioned Werner as a designer for a wide variety of projects.
Extremely heterogeneous in orientation, she has won the designxport/HafenCity award, coordinated hotel amenities for the German national team during the UEFA European Championship tournament, and has advised and assisted numerous public figures and celebrities in designing their homes.
Despite such a wide range of clients and varied requirements, her delicate signature is consistently evident.
Married since 1992 and a mother of four, Werner lives and works in the town of Hollenstedt near Hamburg, Germany.
" Jutta Werner hat sich als Gestalterin poetischer Dinge und großer Showrooms einen Namen gemacht"
DESIGN IN HAMBURG (Junius Verlag/ Hamburg)
" Jutta Werner beherrscht die Kunst, einfache Materialien richtig in Szene zu setzen."
DECORATION (G+J/ Hamburg)
...."bastelt gerade einen Beitrag für Morgen, bei dem es eine Wohnberatung zu gewinnen gibt. Sprich: ihr dürft euer Einrichtungsproblem erzählen und bekommt gratis eine dufte Lösung von einer unglaublich charmanten Innenarchitektin, die irre viel Ahnung und einen sehr guten Stil hat. Wie findet ihr das?"
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"Jutta Werner: Als Architektin und Stylistin kommt sie viel rum. Die Frau von Designer Christian Werner richtet für international Lable Shops auf der ganzen Welt ein. Für JAB hat die vierfache Mutter gerade einen Showroom in Shanghai realisiert. Hamburgs neues Haus für Design, "designxport" in der Hafen-City, trägt ebenfalls ihre Handschrift."
ATRIUM (Archithema Verlag/ Zürich)
„Das Tolle an der Zusammenarbeit mit Jutta Werner ist die Tatsache, dass man lediglich wenige intensive Briefings benötigt bei denen die Grundkonzeption und die Kosten des Projektes fixiert werden, danach ist Jutta Werner voll in ihrem Element .
Mit einer unglaubliche Leichtigkeit und Präzession setzt sie danach das Projekt mit ihrer unverkennbaren Handschrift um. Sie verwandelt leblose Hüllen in Räume, in denen man sich sofort wohl fühlt. Projekte mit Jutta Werner waren jedes Mal eine tolle Erfahrung und der Faktor Spaß wurde dabei, Gott sei Dank, auch immer großgeschrieben.“
DEDON ( langjähriger COO der DEDON Gruppe)
°°°more about Jutta
Wait a minute, what was that? Just for a split second, a wink of an eye, no longer. A gentle breeze caressing the skin that vanishes as quickly as it appears. Something ephemeral – nothing at all really. What was it? Was there anything at all? All of us were explorers at some point in our lives, when we were children. That curiosity, that unbridled talent of being able to hear and see things that only we could perceive and no one else. We knew how to create a sky full of parachutes, an entire universe, just by holding a dandelion in our hands. It was simply magic: unquestioned, eye-popping wonder. But where has it gone? Jutta Werner was an introverted child, reserved at school and quiet at home. And yet whenever creativity was called for, people said: “Ask little Juttel!” She had a refined aesthetic sensibility and an obvious passion for grand productions even then. It was obvious that what drove her was a desire to discover the world. After graduating high school, she left the ‘country’ – the state of North-Rhine Palatinate – to discover the big, wide world, which initially meant Hamburg. The move was, as she recalls now, a revelation. It was there that she met her boyfriend, there that she began to live for poetry. She moved in with him; he was somewhat older than she, about twice her age and yet still a child. Living with him she discovered a voice, a sound, something that would henceforth carry her. It was the sound of an artless and unpretentious poetry. Her own sound, her own voice … it was a yearning for changes and mutations. She hadn’t been seeking things ‘nice’ or beautiful, those boring adornments. What she was looking for was something special: a path to accommodate her transformations. To this day she remains fascinated more than anything by little things, subtleties. She creates whole worlds from a cornflower, a waste product. She follows every detail, never losing sight of it, but expanding and developing it. Her pieces are airy and simple, as if they had somehow just happened. Yet behind them is a ceaseless engine, highly complex and ultra-professional. Jutta remains an intrepid explorer. Her inspiration is disorder, the daily chaos that informs her life engendered by her family, by living with a creative partner and their four sons. It is a healthy antidote to a too-perfect world. She doesn’t experience chaos as a threat, but as abundance: an island of peace and calm. Jutta is a person who ‘sucks out all the marrow of life’, lovingly and tirelessly collecting and collecting until the picture becomes a whole. She wanders like a nomad from one world to another, utterly awestruck at the infinite and inexplicable poetry of being. Theodor Fontane wrote in The Stechlin that admiration is an art too, and that it takes a certain something to recognize greatness for what it is. This art Jutta Werner has mastered, through dedication. And while she would never characterize her own work that way, it is in that sense great and wonderful art.
Nahuel Lopez, journalist+author
Nahuel Lopez, journalist+author