Nicola Rath, Historian and Environmental Economist She loves to think ahead of the pack. Her dream is to set up a global hallmark for outstanding handicraft and she is working out new strategies to further develop the MEISTERSTRASSE.
She takes care of external and internal communication, finds networks and partners for co-operations and writes all kinds of texts.
She is passionate about travels, Paris, feasting, cooking, interiors, the Alps, big waves, the theatre, Le Nozze di Figaro, Goethe, Gingko, vetches and fly agarics. Sometimes she needs to work with her hands and she finds herself creating huge objects out of papier mâché or pasting clippings of her favourite magazines on chairs. Sometimes she exercises riding her bicycle, skiing or swimming. She also happens to play her heart out on the piano or on the transverse flute.
Christoph Rath, Mechanical Engineer, MBA, Environmental Economist He hails from the Viennese glass and chandelier-making dynasty Lobmeyr and loves to wax philosophical about crafts with outstanding creators in their workshops. This fuels his creativity for the dynamic development of the MEISTERSTRASSE.
He is MEISTERSTRASSE's organizer, always in control of the business side of things. He makes sure creative ideas stay firmly rooted in reality.
His passions are travelling, Rome, good wine, sushi, old buildings, cold mountain lakes and palm beaches, domestic fish, gingko and gnomes. He finds peace in gardening, laying out patches, trimming hedges and working on his bonsais. He loves music from the baroque era and is also a fervent dancer waltzing and boogieing! He is also not too bad at rowing, sailing and biking.
Oh yeah, and Christoph and Nicola are married and not only are they mad about each other, but they are also mad about their four daughters and one son. And all of them grew up with the MEISTERSTRASSE being child number six.