Gian Marco Castelberg

Gian Marco Castelberg, born in Chur, formed part of the movement Gruppe autodidaktische Fotographen GAF and worked for a number of renowned photographers. A freelancer since 2002, he works for national and international media. Gian Marco is the contributing photographer to The Brander for Europe.

Bild/Picture Katka and Zuzka Griesbach: “Life is a bag full of emotions.”

Katka and Zuzka Griesbach: “Life is a bag full of emotions.”

In 2005, Griesbach & Co. was founded by two sisters. Today, their luxury leather goods are available in some twenty-odd shops in Switzerland and abroad. Continue »

Bild/Picture UrbanFarmers – Fresh from the Rooftop

UrbanFarmers – Fresh from the Rooftop

Modern urban farmers Roman Gaus and his team have developed a rooftop farming system to transform unused urban space into fertile agricultural zones Continue »

Bild/Picture Strudelhaus Poushe  – Eastern European Pastry Promotes New Perspectives

Strudelhaus Poushe – Eastern European Pastry Promotes New Perspectives

With their Bulgarian cuisine, Ivanka and her three daughters Violeta, Vassilena, and Vania provide a mouth-watering opportunity to explore new horizons. Continue »

Bild/Picture The Gantenbein Winery – A Taste of Happiness

The Gantenbein Winery – A Taste of Happiness

Winegrowers Martha and Daniel Gantenbein on their life amidst the vines Continue »

Bild/Picture The Omnia – An Alpine Sanctuary

The Omnia – An Alpine Sanctuary

Philippe Clarinval's unique service concept in this one-off mountain hotel in Zermatt ensures his guests of the highest level of comfort and well-being. Continue »

Bild/Picture Little Black Dress – Shows True Color

Little Black Dress – Shows True Color

Joanna Skoczylas and Eliane Diethelm set about reinterpreting the timeless classic "la petite robe noire" in every single collection they create. Continue »

Bild/Picture Tossa – A Brand in Flux

Tossa – A Brand in Flux

Sonia Loosli and Beat Hübscher gradually established their furniture brand on the banks of the river Töss over the course of time. Today, the brand is poised for the next transition. Continue »

Bild/Picture Bachtellachs ‒ Going against the Flow

Bachtellachs ‒ Going against the Flow

On a small fish farm in a valley by the Bachtel, a modest mountain in the Canton of Zurich, Yves Christian Sacher breeds Bachtellachs, or Bachtel salmon, a fine freshwater fish that is destined for upscale gastronomical ... Continue »

Bild/Picture Three Brothers, Three Stars: Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca

Three Brothers, Three Stars: Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca

Playful creativity, genuine hospitality, and authenticity are the main ingredients in top-tier restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain Continue »

Bild/Picture Ticketsbar – Gourmet Cuisine at a Reduced Rate

Ticketsbar – Gourmet Cuisine at a Reduced Rate

Albert Adrià creates one-of-a-kind tapas, making the delights of gourmet cuisine accessible to all. Continue »

Bild/Picture Not for the Masses – Oriol Balaguer

Not for the Masses – Oriol Balaguer

The modest master chocolatier from Spain Continue »

Bild/Picture Nota Bene: Elaine and Anthony Lassman

Nota Bene: Elaine and Anthony Lassman

Two Crusaders on Their Quest for Perfection Continue »

Bild/Picture Leyla Piedayesh – a dreamer with both feet firmly on the ground

Leyla Piedayesh – a dreamer with both feet firmly on the ground

Lala Berlin finds inspiration in the city streets. And on the Internet. Continue »

Bild/Picture Titoni: A Watchmaker Who Doesn

Titoni: A Watchmaker Who Doesn't Peddle Dreams

Long before his competitors, Daniel Schluep, owner and director, positioned their high-quality watches in China. Continue »

Bild/Picture Figlmüller – Home of the Schnitzel

Figlmüller – Home of the Schnitzel

Viennese siblings Hansi and Thomas Figlmüller have never expected success to be handed to them on a platter. A modern approach and traditional values are the key ingredients in their business recipe. Continue »

Bild/Picture Création Baumann - The stuff of dreams

Création Baumann - The stuff of dreams

"Création Baumann textiles look to the trends, but are not trendy," says CEO and company owner Philippe Baumann. Continue »

Bild/Picture MuseumsQuartier Wien

MuseumsQuartier Wien

How Daniela Enzi and Andreas Miedaner created the cultural label MQ Wien to showcase other brands. Continue »

Bild/Picture FREITAG – Weathers Every Storm

FREITAG – Weathers Every Storm

The unconventional brand FREITAG not only takes its name from creators Daniel and Markus Freitag: it also rises to every challenge they face. Continue »

Bild/Picture Julia Saner – Final Destination Unknown

Julia Saner – Final Destination Unknown

Although she had never given a career as a model serious consideration, in the space of just a year, Julia Saner has achieved more in the fashion world than most dare hope for in their wildest dreams. Continue »

Bild/Picture Eternit – a uniquely versatile and timeless material

Eternit – a uniquely versatile and timeless material

Norwegian-born Anders Holte has established Swiss fiber cement, known simply as Eternit in Switzerland, as a premium ecological construction material that is sought after by star architects. Continue »

Bild/Picture Temptation that weighs a few grams only

Temptation that weighs a few grams only

Carine Gilson – From love at first sight to an established brand Continue »

Bild/Picture Nectar & Pulse – urban nomads with a flair for business

Nectar & Pulse – urban nomads with a flair for business

Tanja Sieder and Carina Schichl talk about soulmates, city trips, and startups. Continue »

Bild/Picture Peter Brabeck – Elevating brand management to an art form

Peter Brabeck – Elevating brand management to an art form

Nestlé’s chairman and former long-time CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe explains how a global concern should be run and what strong brands are made of. Continue »

Bild/Picture Delvaux – a brand that predates its homeland

Delvaux – a brand that predates its homeland

Artistic Director Veronique Branquinho upholds the tradition of a strong-minded woman leaving her mark at the illustrious leather goods company Delvaux in Brussels. Continue »

Bild/Picture One bar, one man, one brand – Schumann’s

One bar, one man, one brand – Schumann’s

Germany’s best-known barkeeper has become a living brand along with his premises on Munich’s Odeonsplatz. Continue »

Bild/Picture Fefe Dobson – an outsider in brand territory

Fefe Dobson – an outsider in brand territory

“It’s actually more fun not to be obvious.” Continue »

Bild/Picture Marco Campomaggi: «Time does not diminish our products.»

Marco Campomaggi: «Time does not diminish our products.»

With his brand, this nonconformist captures the spirit of the times. Continue »

Bild/Picture Horgenglarus – where a chair is not just a chair

Horgenglarus – where a chair is not just a chair

Why a small factory in Glarus produces the best chairs in the world Continue »

Bild/Picture Brasserie des Franches Montagnes

Brasserie des Franches Montagnes

Beer maker Jérôme Rebetez – a brand resistant original brews up a storm Continue »

Bild/Picture René Burri – “I’m Not a Purist”

René Burri – “I’m Not a Purist”

Photographer René Burri about the brands “Magnum”, “Che”, and himself Continue »

Bild/Picture Kiton – From Label to Brand

Kiton – From Label to Brand

Antonio de Matteis belongs to the new generation at Italian luxury brand Kiton Continue »

Bild/Picture Grappa Berta - Unlike Brothers Follow in their Parents

Grappa Berta - Unlike Brothers Follow in their Parents' Footsteps

In order to retain as much of the pure, unadulterated flavor, Gianfranco and Paolo Berta process the original product as little as possible. Continue »

Bild/Picture Caffè Ferrari – stoking coal instead of raking in the cash

Caffè Ferrari – stoking coal instead of raking in the cash

True passion does not extinguish upon reaching retirement age. That’s why Renato Ferrari simply never stopped working in the trade that ignites his passion: coffee. Continue »

Bild/Picture Simon Jacomet – highflier against the odds

Simon Jacomet – highflier against the odds

Zai, the company with the perfectly formed skis, and its founder: A source of wonder to the design world – and a source of despair to the competition. Continue »

Bild/Picture Michel Péclard – ascends the throne with a dash of courage

Michel Péclard – ascends the throne with a dash of courage

The unconventional restaurateur transformed the traditional confectionary Café Schober into his own brand. Continue »

Bild/Picture Pedrazzini – Boat design that reflects glamorous sophistication

Pedrazzini – Boat design that reflects glamorous sophistication

Claudio Pedrazzini merges Italian elegance with Swiss boatbuilding craftsmanship to create the perfect motorboat. Continue »

Bild/Picture Beauty – a double-edged sword

Beauty – a double-edged sword

Xenia Tchoumitcheva’s quest for the whole deal Continue »


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