Maritime motives of steele
Blacksmithing is part of our family tradition. At the Strandresidenz, we combine memories with the present.
Daniel Giebel, great-grandfather of the family, was master smith around 1900 in Schwerin. His last works can be viewed in the hallway of the house. All other blacksmithing artwork was integrated with the help of metalsmith Marcus and Klaus Grosser from the ATEM-studio in Satow.
One of our favourite pieces in the extravagant banister with original anchors, fishing equipment and steering wheel. It is the result of 8 months work and includes our family crest. The motive in the basement symbolises life ‘under water’, on the first floor ‘on land’ and on the upper floors it reaches ‘the sky’.
When breaking down the house in 2002, some pieces had to be ‘rescued’, including the portholes. This way, the beautiful porthole-lamps were created that can be found by the entrance.
Relatives gave us original lamps off of ships (around 1948/1953). The drop-light in the basement has the shape of a boye, whilst the headlights bye the entrance remind of fishing nets.
Our weathervane ‘Gorch Fock’ was created in 2006 by Marcus and Klaus Grosser with non-rusting metal as well as beat gold.
The door handle ‘Anker’ was created by Marcus and Klaus Grosser with a special, non-rusting steel.
2005 we discovered the gigantic anchor that was in extremely bad shape. Now it acts as a maritime entrance symbol to the port on the western side of the Strandresidenz. Until now we have not found the origin of the anchor but are happy for any hints.