44spaces is a young, urban design studio and manufactury in Berlin
Hi, I am Susanne Müller, an architect & media designer and owner of my design studio and manufactory 44spaces.
I finished my studies in architecture in 1993 and moved to Berlin during the construction boom shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. After working in architecture for almost 10 years, I started exploring other interests and acquiring new skills. This path led me to becoming a trained Feng Shui consultant and graphic & media designer.
In 2005, the dots started connecting. After participating in a screen printing workshop, I was inspired to start creating my own motifs. My love for cities and globetrotting led to the making of my first design accessories, featuring the skylines of Berlin, Vienna and New York. These products became so popular that I ended up designing and selling over 60 national & international cities.
Since 2017, my main area of interest has shifted to creating city maps. It all started with my fascination for Google Maps and the allure of diving into the street mazes of foreign and familiar cities. I developed and refined a technique to create my own maps. This allowed me to add a whole new dimension to my interest in cities and landmarks. I love exploring new corners of the world whilst doing this work. There are still so many places left to discover!
The common denominator in all our products is my fascination for the tension between home and cosmopolitanism, between familiarity and wanderlust.