Designed by Little-Bea, Beate Gernhardt, Photography: Henriks Porciks
Designed by Little-Bea, Beate Gernhardt, Photography: Henriks Porciks
  • Born in 1958,  it was quite normal to use all things until they where worn out or completely broken.
  • Knowing how to repair, create, upgrade or change the purpose of things was needed to survive.
  • Everywhere around me people were active and I observed their handicraft.
  • My mother liked needlework and so did her mother. They showed me their skills and I started designing clothes for all my dolls, later for myself.
  • My father's mother worked as a tailor and I learned a lot while visiting her. She showed me how to realize my dreams.
  • The idea for my wedding dress came to my mind while shopping: three silken skirts changed to my dress(see below for a picture).
  • Most of my clothes, even the silken wedding skirts, where reused, some over and over again.
  • I never thought of making a living out of my arts and designs. But in 2014 I realized that two rooms of my apartment, which had large windows and were facing to the street, were of no use for my office. Thus,  I decided to use these rooms to display my works and ideas and to turn them into a showroom for the fabrication of my artwork and their sale. This was the birth of my atelier, "Heartbeat Art Of Upcycling".

 

 

More about me, my works and studies you will find here!

The new label  Photographie: Hanna Porcila
The new label Photographie: Hanna Porcila
wedding dress 1996 designed by Beate Gernhardt
wedding dress 1996 designed by Beate Gernhardt

Beate Gernhardt

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