THE WORLD OF ‘VILLA zeitlos’ IS AN ALLURING WINK TO THE CASUAL PASSERBY BRIMMING WITH SECRETS. WITHIN THE OLD WALLS OF HER REFUGE ‘FALLEN OUT OF THE STREAM OF TIME’ SITS GERLINDE SCHUMACHER, A JACK OF ALL TRADES FROM THE PINZGAU REGION. A HOME BUT ALSO A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. ‘I SELL FANTASY, I OFFER PEOPLE A GLIMMER OF MYSELF. I TALK TO PEOPLE ON AN INTIMATE LEVEL, STRIKING A CHORD WITHIN. TIME AND GENUINENESS COUNT IN THESE DAYS! TRENDS, MEGA TRENDS, AND LIFESTYLES DON’T AFFECT ‘VILLA ZEITLOS’. ’THIS IS HOW SHE DESCRIBES HER THOUGHTS, GOALS, AND BASIC PRINCIPLES.
Visitors are taken on an exciting and inspiring journey across the rooms of the villa built during the period of promoterism. Stunning and wonderful rarities on sale are staged in a historical apothecary setting from 1880 which, incidentally, was also used as a backdrop in the film ‘Perfume’. In a traditional cobbler workshop from 1906 you can still find the original tools, all types of materials, boots, and shoe lasts. The elegant Pfauenzimmer (Peacock Room) reveals a wholly new world dominated by a beautiful royal peacock wearing an opulent Venetian carnival costume (1850) a masterpiece vying for opulence and regal bearing.
In the grocer’s store from 1890 you can admire the old till, enamel signs, pretty tins, overbearing sweet jars, and a plethora of objects which wouldn’t have gone amiss during your grandmother’s lifespan. Fabulous ‘wacky’ objects as far as the eye can see will surprise and delight you. Ancient pieces meet unique design handled with artistic passion and absolute perfection. Used everyday objects are reused, made to appear unfamiliar, and thus given a new life. Stilettos turned into wardrobe hooks, worn out inner spring grilles turned into partitions, old silver cutlery and crystals in staircase chandeliers or car tyres in advent wreaths. Baroque chairs are covered in silver and upholstered with refined pelts, a table will delight whoever sets eyes upon it for its unusual combination of powerful buffalo horns, a glass top and white lacquer, all in shiny condition, of course.
We simply don’t accept that objects not reflecting our modern times or do not work anyway, should find an end in today’s throw-away society. A core element at ‘VILLA zeitlos’ is the extravagant and artistically prepared jewellery: parts of antlers, crown caps and precious stones, snakeskin and groundhog pelt, gold and silver meet in a playful atmosphere. You’ll never have seen anything like it before. Gerlinde Schumacher, who actually manages an interior design and space management business, highlights, ‘In here you’ll encounter a free, cheerful game mixing colours, shapes, and materials always paired with a down-to-earth practicality reflecting the available budget.