We used to be rich. At least we felt that way. Earned well with what we did best and loved to do best, had a good company with 22 employees, a house, a great car, great holidays, good food and good wine, many friends.
That was before the economic crisis.
Then our biggest customer made an emergency stop and our company flew through the front screen without a seatbelt. We lasted another two years, didn't want to fire anyone. That would be all right again. We thought.
And then everything was gone. Company, house, car, "friends".
Not overnight, but with time we noticed that we don't need much anymore. Or want.
In the end, we still felt rich. Rich in experience, in cohesion, in love, in ideas. After all, wealth is not only money on your account, but also what you can do.
A painful loss that accompanied the economic crisis was that of our home.
Not because it was chic, and well furnished, and in a great area. But because it was OUR home that we had TOGETHER created. A safe haven. Suddenly it was no longer home.
Over the years, this led to the desire, then the project, to create a home that you can no longer lose so easily.
That you can take with you.
That doesn't cost much and doesn't take up much space.
That is nevertheless stylish, and cosy, in which one sleeps quietly, cooks fine food, looks out contentedly through the window, enjoys a hot shower and spends valuable time together or with pleasure.
This is how momo was born. A long time before the Japanese clean-up culture and the trend towards minimalism.
For us momo is more of the essential.
Less tidying up.
More space in life! And in the head.