The working environment in the Wiener Flötenwerkstatt offers many interesting motifs, and good photos are always needed: for product brochures, at events, for the web, for social networks.
The Wiener Flötenwerkstatt was founded in the mid-1980s, and since then Werner Tomasi and I have built up the company.
We started out in a small chamber where the flute students and professionals would come to have their instruments repaired. Soon we also started selling flutes.
Werner Tomasi soon gained a reputation as a flute maker and repairman in Austria and later internationally. My job was and still is partly “to keep the wheels turning”.
Today I smile when I think of the beginnings: we had a telephone, a (sinfully expensive) fax machine and an electric typewriter. That was modern office equipment in the 80s.
At that time, Werner Tomasi already began to develop various innovations in flute making, and later these innovations went into handmade flute headjoints, the Tomasi Flute own-product range and the Jupiter Waveline flutes for children.
I was and am the background worker: looking after customers, organising and keeping everything in order, marketing, technology (computers and I were love at first sight).
Later I added web and graphic design and photography.
Today, it’s the turn of the younger generation: my daughter has taken over most of my tasks, only now and then I’m still needed.