Meet the Creators
DENNIS AND VIOLA. SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT.
THE FACE BEHIND
“The close connection from our design studio to production is the most important combination for me. Without one, the other does not take place. Only if I understand the technology myself can I create something extraordinary.”
We are another world
DENNIS & VIOLA.
Our long-standing, close friendship and shared passion for design gave rise to our vision of our own interior brand, which we have been working on since 2017. We got to know each other through an internship that Viola completed in 2015 at Dennis in the sewing room. It quickly became clear to us that we are not only on the same wavelength privately, but also harmonize together in business and share the same visions. Long evenings and many weekends later, our vision has become a mission.
And here we are, Dennis & Viola or just another mondaen.
Dennis Dean, CEO
"BECAUSE IF ARCHITECTURE IS ONE: THEN INDIVIDUAL."
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
I'm Dennis, co-founder and CEO of another mondaen. I had the vision of my own company in the textile sector early on. Starting with fashion design and clothing technology, in 2015 I focused on preserving the art of tailoring, especially in Germany. My youthful euphoria and the vision of my own textile company made me seize the opportunity and take over a clothing factory in Pfullingen. This laid the foundation for my vision.
Over time, however, it quickly became clear that my passion for architecture, especially for the Bauhaus, is greater than for fashion.
The mission to combine specialist knowledge from the clothing industry with a passion for architecture motivated me to further expand my know-how.
CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF DESIGN
I'm Viola, co-founder and head of design at another mondaen.
Due to my enthusiasm for French craftsmanship, I decided early on to study fashion design with a specialization in clothing. After my apprenticeship, I was able to further develop my passion for precise craftsmanship by working as a designer and product developer in the luxury fashion segment for accessories and leather.
I have always been enthusiastic about combining craftsmanship, technology, art and interior design. The challenge of transferring artistic approaches to manual disciplines fascinates me every time. Interior design offers me the best opportunities to combine all of this and create extraordinary products.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind another mondaen are real people. People who bring our collections to life. Through close cooperation with our employees from production and the design team, collections are created from tradition, stories and passion. As a result, we have created a know-how culture at another mondaen that forms a perfect symbiosis of design and production.
BEHIND THE SCENE
ANOTHER MONDAEN'S MANUFACTURE
I'm Dagmar and I'm Dennis' mom. It was clear to me from the start that I would support my son in his plans and ideas. Since I have been able to gain experience in purchasing and management at various companies for years, I work in the background for the administrative processes.
For me, as part of the brand, "another" is paramount. To approach projects and partnerships differently than everyone else does. This is important to me in order to pave the way for new ways of seeing and perspectives. In this way, I was able to win a national charity partner for another mondaen and not only enrich the brand, but also turn a personal vision into a mission.
I am originally from Poland. I have known Dennis for more than 7 years now. I've been involved in the development of the pillows from the start. Thanks to my many years of experience in the textile industry and my self-employment in England in the interior sector, I know exactly what is important when it comes to the interaction of the most diverse materials from another mondaen. Working in production and working with the design team gives me joy every day. Because I feel that I am a part of the whole.
I'm Vale and I'm from Romania. I've known Dennis since 2020 and have been part of another mondaen from the start. I originally come from the jacket and blazer industry and therefore have a lot of experience in working with high-quality materials. What I like about the cushions from another mondaen is the interplay of the special materials and the unusual workmanship, which is very reminiscent of the high level of tailoring in the clothing industry. I've never seen that on any pillow. Simply unique.