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As grandfather, as granddaughter

Having designed a product related 99% to wine and the ritual of drinking has raised many eyebrows over the past 3 years. Next to the eyebrows, I got to hear many jokes as well and still my favourite one is: “of course she designed a wine glass, she is her father’s daughter and her grandfather’s granddaughter.” It might sound as if I am rooted in a family of alcoholics, but there’s actually another explanation. My family has been proudly making wine for many decades; nothing special, no labels, just for the pure joy of making it, as many other families in Romania, located in areas with good soils and a lot of sun.  My grandparents from my mother’s side had...

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Berlin, du bist mein!

About half a year ago, I decided to apply for a program called Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. I had already figured since the beginning of Pointer that architecture was maybe not what I wanted to do full time, therefore this opportunity came at the right moment. After getting my degree, I was accepted to be part of this programme and I had to make a choice of where and what I wanted to do. I applied using the business plan of Pointer, aiming to develop further products as part of a series of designs with my name on them. Luckily for me, I knew I wanted to go to Berlin for this, a city I had been longing to live in...

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What we did in 2016...

Wow, 2016 is already gone! I know, for two months already, but wow it went fast! Many things happened on a both personal and professional level and guess what, Pointer was a part of it all! I will try to summarise the most important events as this is the first blog post in more than a year and a half. From now on I will not neglect this noble duty and taking the risk that most of you have been following our news on social media platforms, here I go! Last year was for me graduation year. Besides the project challenge, the real challenge was to combine my academic activity with my business plans. Luckily for me, I got to...

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