Historical furniture & modern furniture such as antiques and heirlooms are unique witnesses of history. As qualified conservators/restorers (holders of diploma, M.A., B.Sc.) and carpenters with passion, we want to preserve those pieces for posterity and apply our extensive knowledge of materials, historical techniques, and style periods. As the ZRW - Zentrale Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin - (Central Conservation Studios Berlin), we belong to a network of conservators/restorers and workshops from various disciplines throughout Europe.
Our certified conservators/restorers dedicate themselves to each object in need of restoration with attention to detail, expert knowledge, and craftsmanship. No matter whether it is an antique furniture, modern furniture, wooden objects or wooden room furnishings:
In our very well-equipped 150 qm Conservation Studios, we perform wood and furniture conservations to the highest standards and in compliance with the Charter of Venice. We conservators/restorers of the Conservation Studios ZRW Berlin are members of the Association of Restorers (VDR) e. V.
In addition to a majority of restoration specialisations, our Central Restoration Workshop Berlin offers additional services. These extended restoration services are common components of the restorer's everyday work. Here you will find an overview from our Conservation Studios ZRW Berlin to these other services that we also offer.
Do you need a cost estimate? After viewing your object, we will provide you with an accurate offer with a fixed price.
Do you need an estimate for your insurance? After the sighting of your object, we will provide you with an accurate offer with a fixed price.
Are you planning a move or a trip to the restoration workshop? With care and know-how, we ensure the safe transport of your object from A to B.
With the highest degree of accuracy and care, and in accordance with restoration conventions, we view, record and inventory objects for you.
With our expertise and technological procedures, we precisely determine what materials your object is made of.
The damage analysis forms the basis for identifying the causes of damage on the one hand and deriving measures for preventive conservation on the other.
We develop a detailed concept for the optimal restoration or conservation of your object, including time, personnel and documentation planning.
Are you planning the restoration of an entire listed building, an elaborate old wooden interior in a sacred or secular building, or a collection of furniture or works of art?
We document the entire work process. Thus, the initial state of the object and its changes remain traceable for you at all times.
Do you need a competent partner for restoration or conservation care? We guarantee optimal condition preservation.
You would like to know more about your object? With our expertise and technological processes, we prepare expert opinions and examine the authenticity of valuables.
The Central Conservation Studios Berlin carries out various examinations with its in-house artLABOR ®. In the course of the General Preliminary Examination, we graduate restorers visualise by looking closely. The Technological Examination helps our Conservation Studios ZRW Berlin to learn more about the manufacture and history of an old piece of furniture, artwork or wooden object. Our ZRW Berlin carries out non-destructive, low-destructive and imaging examinations with the help of two workshop-owned spectrometers. In addition, we cooperate with other specialist laboratories.
Visual inspection and testing of furniture to determine material and damage.
Learn about the manufacture and history of an old piece of furniture through a technical-logical study.
FTIR spectroscopy is used for the non-destructive and non-contact identification of substances and materials.
The klimaLABOR of the Central Conservation Studios Berlin is a reseller of Krah&Grote's climate measurement technology and enjoys territorial protection for sales within Berlin and Brandenburg. Via its own database, klimaLABOR offers all Krah&Grote products for sale. In addition, the klimaLABOR works in the preventive conservation as a consultant and advises on all issues related to the following topics:
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Accurate verification and calibration of your sensors through a combined air conditioning system that combines the accuracy of a dew point mirror with the stability of saturated salt solutions.
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Our service includes constant monitoring for compliance with the specified climate values. Also included in the service is alarming by arrangement.
Mr. Westebbe distinguished himself in the research project: (Nefertiti ÄMP 21300 - Investigations of the Rathgen Research Laboratory on the restorative condition and transportability) by a very high motivation and above-average willingness to work. He always handled resources and materials in an exemplary manner and had a sure eye for what was important and essential. He always worked in a planned and thorough manner and always met the high demands of the interdisciplinary project to my complete satisfaction.Director Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Simon: Rathgen Research Laboratory - National Museums in Berlin
Philipp is a quick and concentrated worker, with a good working knowledge of conservation techniques and materials. His objekts were always finished on time. His documentation is thorough, clear and well photographed. Head Conservator Albert Neher: Furniture Conservation Studio – Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)Head Conservator Albert Neher: Furniture Conservation Studio – Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
I had my dining table restored. Philipp is a great contact who has implemented the order super. The table is shining again and looks great. He was able to remove all the burn and water stains. I can recommend his restoration workshop to anyone who wants to have their furniture restored.Elizabeta Gorgievska (45): Private person from Berlin-Prenzlberg
Mr. Westebbe restored our furniture very professionally. My grandma's old dresser has become beautiful again!Angelika Meyer (54): Private person from Berlin-Friedrichshain
The Central Conservation Studios Berlin is specialized in the conservation & restoration of historical and modern furniture, wooden objects, and elements. In addition, material analyzes of art and cultural assets and the sale of climate measurement technology from Krah&Grote for preventive conservation is also part of our range of services. Based in Berlin-Wedding (Schwedenstr. 14-15), we are happy to provide advice and assistance to individual and institutional clients in all matters concerning wood and furniture conservation and restoration in Berlin & Brandenburg.Learn more about ZRW
Would you like to preserve or restore an antique piece of furniture or have the authenticity of a wooden object or cultural asset appraised? Do you need support with the professional transport of valuable objects? We are at your disposal as knowledgeable certified conservators/restorers (holders of diploma, M.A., B.Sc.) and carpenters of the Zentrale Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin (Central Conservation Studios Berlin).
Book an appointment with us, and you will receive a detailed offer with a fixed price within two days!Request a non-binding offer now!
Since becoming a certified conservator/restorer [holder of diploma (univ.)] & carpenter with passion, we want to preserve those pieces for, Philipp H. Westebbe has gained experience in specialized workshops for conservation and restoration throughout Europe. He has been following his passion for working with wooden objects and cultural assets professionally since 1996. He combines scientific and technical knowledge with artistic sensitivity. As founder and owner of the ZRW - Zentrale Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin - (Central Conservation Studios Berlin), he ensures that old and damaged objects come into competent hands and shine in new splendor after restoration.
The ZRW - Conservators/Restorers of our Central Conservation Studios Berlin:
Owner & CEO Philipp H. Westebbe Carpenter & Dipl.-Restaurator (Univ.)
Thyl Feuerstein Master carpenter & Conservator
Nina Clermont Carpenter & Conservator (B.A.) cons./rest. of wood
Marina Graß Art History (M.A.) & Carpenter & Conservator
Jens Venske Transporter (Car data: VW LT II colour silver. Loading area: 4.40 x 1.60 x 1.90m with a loading height of 1.75m [because of the doors]; 3.5 tons permissible total weight, i.e. approx. 1.2 tons payload. 158 hp Year of construction July 2006)