I am Claus

Painter & Designer & Drummer
Work with Me

Knox Design - All Inclusive Home Improvement

When I was 18 years old and on the verge of graduating High School I’ve announced to my parents my decision to pursue a career as a Painter, as an Artist. 

Everybody was quite shocked, since I followed a high school that was specialized in Math and Physics. 

Everybody told me that artist die young and malnourished and that I won’t find a job and that my future is unsafe. Maybe it would be better to try Accounting or Economics and to find a real job.

But since you cannot argue with a dream, I went to the Beaux Arts University in Bucharest and followed classes for 5 years, being valedictorian in 1998. After that followed a Master Degree in Arts. 

Just after graduating college I had the opportunity to work with a colleague of mine, Alex Petreanu, a sculptor. 

The Eclipse would come in the next year in Bucharest and some restaurants and stores wanted to renew their design according to that theme. So we renovated a disco and painted inside and outside an Eclipse – theme decor. 

People were impressed but jobs didn’t come so often as we would have liked. We had an idea that the best impact about our work would be if we would reach a larger and diverse audience. We went to schools and proposed to improve, paint and renovate. 

We had more than 5000 sqm of walls painted or drawn by us with abstract or educational subjects. 

From this, people noticed us and proposed to work for residential spaces. 

Since houses were very cheap people didn’t employed designers for interior design but we offered at the beginning only free advice or hand made sketches. 

After the first apartment got on the cover of a very popular interior design Magazine (Casa Lux) we become quite well known. 

In 2001 I’ve opened my own business specialized in Home Improvement projects and worked for over 1000 homes in Bucharest and surrounding areas, having teams of over 50 employed and coordinating complex projects. 

After 2004 we separated the 3D design from the construction business and opened Art Deco Zone. 

In 2008 we thought that would be better to offer also personalized furniture for our clients so we opened a custom furniture shop, Artifact Design. 

 

1000 Design Projects

Over 50 3D interior design projects / year for 20 years of work. We were able to make over 1000 Projects over the years. Most of them were also implemented also by our teams of workers.

Residential and commercial interiors were redesigned and remodeled by our teams. 

300 Blog posts

More than 100 articles or Tv shows and News were about us.

Besides that I have written hundreds of articles with subjects of interior design.

On www.artdecozone.ro there are over 300 pages and blog posts written by me.

 

Mentoring over 100 Architects

Each year young Architects and Interior Designer join our company as a trainee. Over the years, most of them developed their own successful companies in interior design following our model.

20.000 Fans on Facebook

Maintaining a media presence and a fan base was slow and enduring, just like a marathon. We’ve reached over 20.000 followers on Facebook and around 200 subscribers on YouTube. 

Design Projects

Articles

Architects Mentored

Facebook fans

Art Deco Zone - 3D planning for your home

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Knox Design - Home improvement teams for turn key projects

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Artifact Design - Furniture & custom decorations to your perfect home

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Love for Music

I loved music since I was a little boy but at age 10 my parents asked me what present I would like for my birthday. A drum set was my number one dream. 

they were quite sorry that they’ve asked, so they bought me a toy car. 

After a lot of years, I’ve felt incomplete and decided that I can make my own choices and try to follow my heart. 

I bought an electrical drum set at age 37 and started taking lessons. 

After one year I’ve met some friends that played from time to time as a cover band. We played together and had a few gigs. 

In 2017 I was invited to join the band Zammorian and we played and composed together some great post-rock songs. 

We had together over 27 public concerts and also shows at tv, radio and for private events. 

We printed an album, called: “The Theory of Absence” that sold out and we had our own drink named after us at a nice club from Bucharest. 

You can listen to our music here

Our video called “Shapes” is here. 

 

Here you can read a few articles about us:

My Hobbies

Here I will add more about my hobbies and my passions. Also you will be able to see some of the works of art and exhibitions that featured us.