When we unlock the doors at Schubertring 8 on 3.11.2020, it will be the beginning of a new era. With Ecker am Schubertring we have made our wish of a good address for our Viennese customers come true. Since 1985 the Ecker joinery has been operating from a little closet located in the heart of Vienna, now we are moving to Schubertring 8.
Having Boffi, the high-end manufacturer of kitchens and interior solutions, as a strong partner on board, makes us very proud. We can now offer our customers a total package in the area of living that is truly unique. It ranges from the professional renovation of historical box-type windows and parquet floors, to the new installation of a floor, from the planning and design of custom-made interiors in combination with design icons of our partners from Italy. All in harmony with the handmade surfaces of Kerakoll Design House. This is how we create living spaces that are timeless and unique.
The beautiful Gründerzeit house at Schubertring 8 was supposedly the home of the Hungarian officers’ mess on the Bel Etage in the imperial days. An out-of-proportion aluminium portal and suspended ceilings were definitely no details of the era. By chance we came to the empty store with the ugly portals. On the first visit we had no idea how high rooms, beautiful arches and vaults would be hidden under the suspended plasterboard ceilings. A complete reconstruction, numerous demolitions and a lockdown with additional effects later on, the rooms shine again as they once were, completely in their historical dimensions. The plasterboard ceilings are gone, bricked-up round arches are exposed again, and the damage that was caused to the vault due to water is repaired.
Instead of a normal 90 cm door into a dark warehouse, there is now a room-high glass wing door made of oak. And where a high, double-wing door now leads into the courtyard, there was also only a small 90 cm door. The rest of the original opening had been closed. With its antique fittings and the special glass, one might think that these two door elements would have stood the test of time. The joiners of our joinery also built a new portal, matching it in color to the existing wooden entrance gate, thus giving back some original appearance to the façade.The interior walls were, of course, designed using products from the Kerakoll Design House. As the exclusive supplier of these handmade surfaces, we proudly and happily show what our experts are capable of achieving and what effect these surfaces have.
The second corona wave prevents us from celebrating the opening to the extent we had wished for. But maybe we can make it up soon? We remain optimistic and are happy to have finished the work and be here, at the Schubertring, instead of in the little closet.