Our approach to our work is simple – it’s all about the client. We like to meet new clients in their environment, and see how they use their current space. This gives us a head start on the space-planning process.
At the beginning of the design process, Christoph will do some freehand sketches, which he finds to be a great collaboration tool. He and the client can discuss, edit and create on the fly.
Once the concept is fully developed, we deliver a detailed quote and timeline. Then we stay in close contact with the client throughout the project, ensuring everything is just right.
Christoph hand-makes his clients’ cabinetry and furniture in his Saint John workshop. He has the utmost respect for the cabinetmaking process. It is an exacting craft, and his shop reflects that in its organization and cleanliness. It is his studio, and it is where your project comes to life.
Throughout the construction and installation process, clients have direct access to Christoph, so all their ideas and input are properly infused into the finished product, and so he can quickly respond to the inevitable changes that occur as the project unfolds.
If you’d like to learn more about Christoph’s experience and background, we invite you to review his bio below.
Christoph Malinowski was born and raised in Germany. After graduating high school, he began his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker at a fine furniture manufacturing company. From there he worked as a Red Seal cabinetmaker at a company specializing in custom furniture for residential and industrial customers.
In 1997 he returned to school to pursue his master’s degree in cabinetmaking – a program that included studies in both furniture making and interior design.
In 2005, Christoph took a position as cabinetmaker at Canmore Woodcrafters in Canmore, Alberta – working on many high-end residential and commercial projects for clients including the Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the Stewart Creek Golf Club, and the Silvertip Resort.
In 2008, Christoph and his wife Anette moved east to Saint John, New Brunswick, and set up shop as CM Woodcraft.