Carsten Obst and Frank Zimmer are ZIMMER.OBST GmbH’s managing directors and creative heads. The former is a wood designer by trade while the latter is a qualified designer. Together, they already have more than 20 years of combined experience in the area of playground design.  

Even before the founding of ZIMMER.OBST GmbH, the twain worked together successfully on numerous projects.  As a team, they take advantage of synergies encouraged by their creative work environment to develop innovative play ideas.
 

The work of an “artistic wood designer” is characterized by sound carpenter’s craftsmanship and the superior ability to carry out customized implementation of our designs. An ability to think creatively and extensive experience are indispensible requirements for our (always) customized, artistic projects. Apart from these skills, our craftsmen must also be very familiar with the play equipment safety requirements as outlined in the EN 1176.  The creative execution of the design must at all times be in full compliance – both in our workshop and on-site during assembly - with the norms described therein.

The suitability of a new employee for this kind of work is not fully revealed until a phase a training and adjustment in our company has been completed over several months.  Things that are apparently simple, for example, working without a spirit level, can occasionally seem insurmountable. But our designs emphasize “curves” and “tilted structures.” To properly master this kind of work you need a keen sense and feel for a project and the tools beyond measuring instruments. What is also important for the quality and design of projects is an exchange of ideas and experiences with other staff members in our workshop.

Zimmer, Frank

managing director / graduate designer

Obst, Carsten

managing director / wood designer

Heckt, Charlotte

Assistant of the management / publicity

Liebich, Michael

project manager

Bracki, Diana

official in charge

Mauche, Steffen

official in charge

Gräfe, Silke

accountant / Workshop and site management

Engel, Katrin

layout / offer

Greiner, Susann

layout / offer

Czicha, Nicole

layout / offer

Egkert, Thorsten

Zeichner / Designer

Albersmann, Sascha

Head of engineering / Dipl.-Ing.

Buß, Sylvia

technician / CAD draftsman

Degbeon, Nicolas

technician / CAD draftsman

Hansen, Henning

purchaser / calculation

Ewald, Thomas

foreman / carpenter

Briesenick, Mirko

workshop foreman / joiner

Veik, Thomas

Forestry master / sculptor

Reinwald, Jens

foreman / carpenter

Reschke, Andreas

foreman/oiner

Richter, Daniel

foreman / carpenter

Sternberg, Lars

foreman / joiner

Jakubeit, Olaf

carpenter

Baganz, David

Tischler

Baganz, Sven

Production helper

Bloch, Jens

carpenter

Braune, Jens

carpenter

Heurich, Matthias

production helper

Hristo, Sasho

production helper

Jacoby, Pascal

Tischler

Kaiser, Ulf

carpenter

Keßler, Ralf

carpenter

Kotzan, Steven

production helper

Materne, Nils

carpenter

Miatke, Christian

carpenter

Näther, Christoph

joiner

Radkiewicz, Cezary

Produktionshelfer

Redlich, Martin

metalworker

Schnabel, Max

joiner

Spieß, Joachim

Production helper

Suyleymann, Ilhan

production helper

Tietz, Mathias

production helper

Zimmer, Herbert

Facharbeiter / Metall

Schröter, Tim

trainee wood mechanic

Lange, Moritz

Azubi Holzmechaniker

Schäfer, Tim

Azubi Holzmechaniker

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