RID | NCIDQ | LEED® AP BD+C
GRI | REALTOR®
“I believe design is the start of a relationship.”
After starting his design career designing luxury hotels and resorts, unique restaurants and bars, classic high-end residences, fresh office spaces, and exquisite multi-family interiors around the world, Maike took a leap of faith and ventured into his most creative project yet: MC Collaborative Designs.
With over 15 years of design experience, Maike has discovered that educating clients and also the public is his favorite part of interior design and real estate. He makes a conscious effort to debunk the sensationalized design and real estate stories that clients often refer to when starting a journey together. His attention to detail and practice of keeping clients informed along a progressing project has created several reformed reality TV watchers.
Maike says, “Design is such a beautiful thing, and it takes a team of brilliant and creative people to breathe life into a design. I believe that design is all around us, but only when a client and I are collaborating on the same wavelength regarding goals, budgets, time frame, and style does the design magic truly happen.
“When I was a kid, I never considered thinking 'inside the box', because where would the fun be?! I was constantly rearranging my room, investigating new ways of using the space in my little world. Today, as a designer, I still investigate these options each time I walk into a space.
"I believe design is all encompassing and affects every living being. There is no form versus function, because both need to work together in order for a design to be successful."