A Michelin star chef with his own character.

A man leans against a wall in a restaurant

Dominik Käppeler’s restaurant “Showroom” is one of the top addresses in Munich’s gastronomy scene. Yet the Michelin star chef’s recipe for success includes more ingredients than just great cuisine.

Off the beaten track.

It is so quiet that it is almost unbearable for city inhabitants used to constant noise. In the silent forest, every step almost sounds like a thunderclap – even though the thick bed of leaves and moist earth mute the sounds. “I am searching for especially fine young spruce tips”, explains Dominik Käppeler. Spruce tips as an ingredient for the celebrity chef? One thing is clear: Dominik Käppeler goes off the beaten track – with both his recipes and when walking through the forest. The gastronomer regularly comes here to find the perfect ingredients. Driving his V-Class from Munich’s inner city to the forest at Tegernsee has become a ritual. And anyone who thinks this is just something for summer, does not know Dominik Käppeler. Because he is anything but a fair-weather chef.

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Dominik Käppeler on one of his weekly trips to the forest at Tegernsee.

Consistency and constant change.

Dominik Käppeler always gives his best. What might sound like just a figure of speech has an almost ideological dimension for the Michelin star chef from Munich. He uncompromisingly measures the success of his restaurant “Showroom” against its consistency. Even if it seems as though this might make life more difficult than necessary for the chef and his team. The dogmatic principle of never repeating a dish on the menu makes this demanding ambition especially challenging. Despite constant change, every dish should still create a firework of flavours that inspires both the guests and the anonymous Michelin inspectors. Stressful? Käppeler shrugs his shoulders. “Maintaining this level should not be laborious. If we had to force it, we would have given up long ago”, he explains equanimously.

We strive to surprise our guests anew every single time.

The legacy.

The reason for his serenity? Perhaps it is the fact that Dominik Käppeler has lived with the pressure to succeed from the very outset. When he opened his restaurant in 2017, the 31-year-old inherited a daunting legacy: as a former employee, he took over the celebrated Michelin star restaurant from the television chef, Andreas Schweiger. The celebrity chef left him the premises and an incredibly high bar. How do you handle a legacy like that? Käppeler decided to confidently rename the restaurant “Showroom” and to trust in his own strengths: “I believe that my greatest strength is seeing nothing as a matter of course and setting my own standards. I do not use phrases like ‘We have always done things that way’”, he says. Today, “Showroom” still has both: the Michelin star and Käppeler’s idealism.

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The kitchen is a magical place.

When Käppeler gets into his van and heads out to find ingredients, it becomes obvious that he lives his ideals. “Everything I claim only makes sense if I go out and harvest the herbs with my own two hands.” Back in the restaurant’s kitchen, he blanches the spruce tips from the forest in a small silver pot. It is late in the afternoon. The chef prepares one of the evening’s numerous highlights in a heavy, film-covered stainless steel bowl. Mysterious white smoke escapes through a small hole in the transparent film. “We strive to surprise our guests anew every single time”, says Käppeler. Yet in the kitchen, no one seems very surprised. Unperturbed by the smoke, everyone continues working on surprises large and small. It is almost like watching a magic show. Is this even cooking? Dominik Käppeler is the type of person who does not care what others call it. It is his way of doing things. End of story.

A man sits behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz V-Class

At least once a week, Dominik Käppeler gets into his V-Class to gather ingredients in the forest.

Two hands breaking up an exotic fruit

Dominik Käppeler’s cuisine is an explosion of flavours.

An artistically garnished plate

Dominik Käppeler prepares most of the dishes served at “Showroom” himself.

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When Dominik Käppeler smokes caviar, it resembles a magic show.

Two hands hold an artistically garnished plate

The dishes served at “Showroom” each resemble a work of art.

On a table there are bowls filled with salt and serviettes

“Showroom” has been open in the Lilienstraße 6 in Munich since 2017.

Photos: Conny Mirbach

More Links to explore: showroom-restaurant.de – @Facebook, @Instagram

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Pioneer in the passage of time: The history of the Sprinter.

Three Mercedes-Benz vans drive one behind the other

Since its market launch, it has been regarded as a pioneer in the van segment. 2018 marks the start of the third generation of the Sprinter. Time to look back on the creation of the van icon.

1995 to 2006: The first generation of the Sprinter.

Production of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter starts in Düsseldorf in 1995. The van is an innovation not only because of its vehicle class. For the first time, a Mercedes-Benz does not require a numerical designation. The name Sprinter now stands for an entire genre – the van. With its initial motorization, the Sprinter achieved an output of 90 kW (122 PS) with a load capacity of 810 kilograms.

First adjustments after the turn of the millennium.

In the year 2000, the Sprinter benefited from an increase in performance and more emphasis was placed on aerodynamics in the design. The last modification of the first generation lays the foundation for the safety of the van: In 2002, the Electronic Stability Program ESP became a general standard.

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The first Sprinter rolls off the production line in Düsseldorf in 1995.

2006 to 2018: The second generation Sprinter.

The second generation Sprinter enters the European market in 2006. The van is now available with three different wheelbases, varying lengths and a much more powerful drive. Customers can choose between numerous basic configurations. From two to five tons everything is possible. In 2012, the Sprinter is fitted with a new automatic transmission. At the same time, ESP becomes even more effective.

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New assistance systems and all-wheel drive for the first time.

One year later the Sprinter gets a feature update. The range of assistance systems is further expanded with the Crosswind Assist and Collision Prevention Assist. A 4×4 version of the van is also available for the first time in 2013. The all-wheel drive, downhill speed regulation and special off-road tires provide flexibility, driving pleasure and safety off the beaten track.

The vanlife movement – the beginning of a new era.

With the emergence of the vanlife trend, more and more people are being inspired to convert their Sprinters independently. Fitted kitchens, foldout dining tables and comfortable beds turn numerous vans into a home on four wheels.

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The 2009 Sprinter belongs to the second generation.

A white van from the side

The Sprinter is available with all-wheel drive for the first time as of 2013.

A camp site with two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in the woods

The vanlife trend has become a global phenomenon.

2018: The third generation Sprinter.

New safety systems, a modern design and more than 1,700 different versions pave the way for the third Sprinter generation in 2018. Among the most important innovations are innovative connectivity solutions. The services of Mercedes PRO connect and MBUX enable intelligent networking and digital control options. This allows orders to be controlled online and vehicle information such as location, fuel supply or maintenance intervals to be accessed almost in real time. In the new Sprinter, the proven rear and all-wheel drives are supplemented by a front-wheel drive. Also new is the optional nine-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

A black van, at full speed, from the front diagonal

The third Sprinter generation is a pioneer in networking.

Looking to the future: The eSprinter.

Whether for passenger transport, as a food truck, refrigerated vehicle, delivery van or flatbed – over time the Sprinter has explored a wide range of applications. In 2019, it will continue to explore new areas: As the eSprinter, the van with the star will be available with an electric drive for the first time. Users can choose between two drive options. The four battery modules of the eSprinter give a total range of 150 kilometers with a capacity of 55 kWh. The maximum payload is 900 kilograms. The saving of the fourth battery module achieves a range of 115 kilometers at 41 kWh. This allows the maximum payload to be increased by around 140 kilograms to approximately 1,040 kilograms. The eSprinter is part of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ strategy to electrify its commercial van fleet.

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The eSprinter is part of Mercedes-Benz Vans' strategy to electrify its commercial van fleet.

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A Sprinter of the first generation as a refrigerated vehicle.

A turquoise flatbed on a construction site

The first Sprinter generation was also used intensively as a flatbed.

A white Mercedes-Benz van from the side

Then, as now, Mercedes-Benz vans were reliable commercial vehicles.

Photos: Daimler; Go-VanSacha Roy

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Mobile home office: how the vanlife-work balance succeeds.

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Working and living in a van and traveling? It can be done! We'll show you how: with the mobile home office.

Living, traveling and working on the road: bye, nine-to-five job.

It’s a bold decision and one that only a few make: to give up a steady nine-to-five job in the office and opt instead for a life in a van – and above all to use it as a mobile home office. Is that even possible? What do you lose if you swap the four walls of a fixed home for the van office – and more importantly, what do you gain?

Man sitting at a computer in a van

A camera and his computer – that’s all Ben needs to work. He is a photographer and always on the move with his girlfriend Katch and their Sprinter.

It takes courage and curiosity.

Rob and Emily went all the way and they never regretted it. The two Brits gave up all their belongings and exchanged their rented flat for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906. Their motorhome is now their living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and office all in one. It takes is above all courage and curiosity, says the couple. You have to be prepared to question the conventional perception of work that prevails in our society. The couple was always plagued by the feeling that their alternative lifestyle and their regular office jobs simply did not fit together. Now they work, where and when they want – mostly from the Sprinter. They share their experiences, tips and advices on their blog “The Road is our Home”.

People are beginning to realize that time is actually more important than excessive amounts of money.

Freed from the shackles of routine.

MYVAN: Vanlife and van work – how can they be combined?
Emily & Rob: It pays off to think outside the box, when looking for work. Your usual 9-5 office job is not necessarily the best for when living an alternative lifestyle, so better look for jobs that you wouldn’t usually look for. Do not be afraid to try something different. And finally, be open to try new things, if you end up not liking a certain job it doesn’t matter because you can just find something else, you can free yourself from the ties usually associated with living in bricks and mortar.

"The Road is Our Home" sticker on the window of the van

Rob and Emily also took the step and moved into their Sprinter.

No two days are the same.

MYVAN: What’s the appeal of this kind of working life?
Emily & Rob: The best part of travel working is variety, not having to do the same job every day, it really keeps everything interesting, you have the flexibility to do whatever you want. If you’re like us and love learning new skills then working on the road can be super exciting, one day you could be working from the comfort of your van parked on the beach, the next you could be giving skiing lessons in the mountains, work really can be fun!

MYVAN: What has changed since you chose this lifestyle?
Emily & Rob: Our costs have fallen dramatically. Suddenly, we’re no longer under so much pressure to keep a well-paid job at all costs. The result: more freedom and the self-determination to do what’s fun, what gets you ahead, what you can learn from.

Job title ‘Digital Nomad’: how to find the right job!

  • The advantage for freelancers: There are more independent jobs than you think you can do from your desk in the van: graphic designer, web developer, copywriter, author, journalist or publicist, translator, consultant, coach, teacher, social media manager, game developer, musician, photographer, video producer or filmmaker, you can even earn money as a courier.
  • From the van to the bar: If you’d rather get to work than hit the keyboard, there are also various options: barkeepers, nannies, aupairs, seasonal workers, harvesters, furniture removers – there are no limits to your imagination.
  • Social media is the key: The net also contains numerous portals and vanlife groups which offer small jobs that you can do on the move – for example gropus on Facebook for USA or UK and Europe.
  • Work & Travel: You’ll also find several agencies on the Internet that you can use to find mini-jobs, such as upwork or flexwork. The great thing about it is that you can manage your own time, learn new things all the time and you rarely get bored.

Romanticism is out of place.

Probably the most important advice is always to keep in mind that you are not on holiday. Work remains work, whether in a van or an office – although it is certainly nicer if you can arrange it yourself or do it over a cup of coffee at the beach. Nevertheless, life in a van, travelling, also has its downsides – you should therefore get your too romantic expectations out of your head beforehand.

Turning your back on the office does not always mean having to give up the profession you love. Lucas and Kathryn, for example, have proven this. The couple travels through the west of the USA to photograph wedding couples in a special way. Their mobile home and photo lab: a Sprinter 3500 with camping set-up.

A woman and a man working on a computer at a port

Sometimes you also have to change your workplace. If you’re on the road in your van, it’s easier than with a 9-to-5-job.

Van work does not mean being on a permanent vacation.

MYVAN: What advice do you give people who want to work from their van?
Kathryn: My best tip is take time to GO places to get away! That sounds a bit silly, but just because we are living in a van doesn’t mean we’re on vacation all the time! So, we usually look for places that are just outside of cell service (or farther if we can really get away) to create forced downtime. When we plan for times like this, our time back from it while we are working feels much more fresh and easygoing.

It’s not easy to find the right balance between work and travel.

MYVAN: What’s the greatest difficulty?
Lucas: Some days we find that we’ve been sitting in front of the screen too much and taking too few pictures or not being out enough. It’s not easy to find the right balance between work and travel. We actually had to learn not to work all the time – because suddenly we could work all the time and from anywhere.
Kathryn: It’s hard to get away from work work work! Even when we’ve had the best of intentions to get in a rhythm with getting long hikes in, or going for a bike ride even! So that has been a challenge. Another difficulty is having enough time for ourselves. I didn’t think I needed a lot of downtime alone, but it turns out, I do! So, finding ways to give each other a little space has proven difficult, but when we communicate those needs openly, it really helps!
Lucas: It is a never-ending learning process. We therefore consciously divide our work into phases and vary them individually. This allows us to consciously take time out from work, and to surf, to hike or simply to continue traveling.

Small woman and big man in desert

Kathryn and Lucas work from the road. They say, “Time-outs are important”.

Tangible tips for your mobile office:

  • Internet: hardly any task works today without the Internet: cafés, libraries or universities usually have free Internet connections. In some places, the vehicle can then simply be parked in the car park and the Wifi can be used conveniently from the van. Another clever option is a smartphone hotspot.
  • Post: no apartment – no postal address? On the Internet, you will find providers who offer a postal address for you. These companies then send you the received letters as a scan and if you are expecting a parcel, you can pick it up there at some point. In addition, packing stations simplify the postal traffic immensely.
  • Administration: paperwork can be managed digitally and archived in the cloud, which saves the printer and the environment. A few stationery items are enough, and most office jobs only require a laptop anyway, right?
  • Bureaucracy: automate your processes, outsource some things, and let others do it or the computer. This means, for example, regular bank transfers that you have to make for insurance, taxes and so on.

Turn your lifestyle into a business model.

A very rewarding work you can do while traveling: telling like-minded people about your life and making your van work-life a guide for others. Create a blog, shoot how-to videos and put them online. If you approach the issue correctly, blogging about living and working in the van can be a business model that makes this lifestyle financially possible for you in its entirety. If you land cooperations, become an influencer on Instagram, be creative in front of and behind the camera – from YouTube to Etsy. Use the possibilities of social media and your van as a mobile film set.

Mercedes-Benz offers the right van.

Meanwhile, the new working environment needs to be planned in detail. What you need, what you can do without, what the workplace should look like – these are questions that you have to clarify for yourself before you take the step. Mercedes-Benz offers the right van for every requirement. The Sprinter in particular can be excellently modified with the help of numerous body manufacturers.

Ten tips for your perfect mobile home office.

Interior of a converted Sprinter

#1 Lay the foundation: First set up an office in the van, then take care of the job and consider where the money could come from – that's the wrong way to go. Better is to set yourself up professionally in such a way that working from a van is also possible.

Sprinter and a lot of travel equipment from above

#2 Downsize your equipment! Do you need all your devices, folders and writing utensils do you have in your office? Usually not. If you use the van as an office, you have to rethink: what can go or should go. Space is limited. Practical is selling double or barely used devices earning you a bit of money.

Sprinter parked on a coast with lighthouse

#3 Minimizing means maximizing. Reduce your needs and that reduces costs. And working time. This does not only apply to the demands of daily life. Those who opt for van life have to do without many things, like a regular shower, some comfort, and much more. When it comes to finances, too, the motto is minimize! Less expenditure means less pressure to make money, more leisure time and more time for road trips.

The feet of two people lying in a bed

#4 Every little bit helps. Instead of relying on one income, it makes sense to build up several pillars and thus financial sources. Be creative and last but not least, blogs, vlogs and online guides where you tell about your van work lifestyle can earn you a modest income. Other vanlifers will thank you for it.

Tourist takes photo or Cheese!

#5 Plan your work-life balance. A brief excursion into the outdoors at work – only the van office offers you this opportunity. But this kind of working life also needs to be planned. Clients don't postpone their deadlines because of your spontaneous hike and have limited understanding if they can't reach you during their regular working hours. The same applies to the mobile office: the customer is king.

A couple relax in front of a Sprinter

#6 Let your customers know that you are digital nomads. Hiding your unusual working model from customers is counterproductive. Consider it a personal plus to be a digital nomad, thus not everyone has the guts to run their business from a van. This step shows courage, creativity, spontaneity and flexibility – not the worst professional qualities, right? A meeting in a van – why not?

A man cooking in a Sprinter

#7 Be prepared for surprises. A travel lifestyle is full of surprises – in both a positive and negative sense. If you break something on your van, you'll need some time to repair it, so you can't work. That means: hello, forced vacation. In other words, be prepared for the fact that not everything always goes according to plan.

Interior of a converted Sprinter

#8 A van office also costs money. Buying a van, living and working in it is a one-time purchase and saves rent, incidental expenses and the like. Far from it: Even a van office needs maintenance, repairs, and brings with it costs that you may not have expected in advance.

Sprinter in a desert

#9 Improvising beats studying. The strength of the van office is the flexibility and mobility of working. The weakness of the office on four wheels: that's what it is. Those who complete their tasks "on the road" must be prepared to improvise here and there.

The open sea through a window of a Sprinter

#10 Protect yourselves. Have a contingency plan for times when things aren't going so well. In case of doubt: the way back to your previous working life is always open to you. And your mobile office won't go anywhere without you.

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Seven crafts that still make a difference.

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MYVAN immerses itself in the world of seven skilled handicraft enterprises and accompanies the fabrication of individually manufactured products.

A passion for traditional craftsmanship.

In the course of time, traditional craftsmanship has been replaced for the most part by computer-controlled production processes – according to the motto “quantity instead of quality”. However, even in times of mass production and assembly line work, individual craftsmen who create high-quality individual pieces stand the test of time. The joy of craftsmanship can usually be seen in the attention to detail. With individual handwriting, each product becomes unique. Sawing, grinding, filing, cutting, sewing and painting are just a few examples of the many activities of the seven craftsmen that MYVAN has accompanied during their work. The individual characters and working steps could not be more different, but they all have one thing in common: Their passion for traditional craftsmanship.

  • A man sews a piece of leather on a sewing machine
  • A young man works a piece of wood
  • A man files a spectacle frame
  • A man working on a red neon tube

Stay true to the old traditions.

Traditions handed down from generation to generation are still of great importance for our craftsmen today. For example, the roots of whisky production go back several centuries. The individual production processes of the stimulant vary enormously, whereby long-standing traditions have proven themselves. Even as a child, Jim McEwan dreamed of following in the footsteps of his ancestors and later working in a distillery. Today’s master distiller grew up on the Scottish island of Islay, famous for its legendary whisky. When he found an old and devastated distillery in 2001, he saw great potential. After the reconstruction the production of the “elixir of life” started in Scotland, which is now one of the best whiskies in the world. Jim is a whisky legend and has dedicated more than 50 years to whisky making. He proudly tells: “It’s not just a drink. That’s the blood of Islay, that’s the blood of Scotland! It’s so much more than just a drink!”

A hand holds up a glass filled with whisky

Through regular smelling and tasting, Jim McEwan decides when a whisky has reached its perfect taste.

The love of the material.

Craftsmen and artists are involved in the processing of natural materials with heart and soul. In contrast to industrially manufactured products, they dedicate themselves to loving manual work on the basis of high-quality raw materials. The leather maker Garvan de Bruir is convinced of the versatile properties of this timeless material, which is one of the oldest materials in the world. Tanned animal skin is breathable, durable and due to its natural flexibility, it adapts very well to the movements of the body. The Irishman enthuses: “Leather is natural, sustainable and has all the qualities we need for our products.” Carpenter, designer and architect Ted Jefferis also uses high-quality materials for his award-winning masterpieces. He works exclusively with British hardwood and designs aesthetic, functional and sustainable furniture. “Wood is my favorite material. Everything I do starts with a piece of wood and my hands,” says Ted.

A man sanding a piece of leather

With special techniques, Garvan de Bruir gives the robust leather the final touch.

A hand on a leather bag

The craftsman uses his skilled hand to make the last pinpricks to finish the durable leather bag.

Two pieces of wood and several planes lie on a wooden table

Inspired by architecture, Ted Jefferis designs furniture using unusual shapes and enjoys breaking habits.

A man leads a pencil along a wooden template

Precision is the top priority in the manufacture of a piece of furniture.

Finding inspiration in different ways.

In order to manufacture unique products, creativity and resourcefulness are required. But everyone has a different approach to finding inspiration. The British furniture designer Ted Jefferis likes to draw on nature and is inspired by his familiar surroundings. “I’ve always been surrounded by wood and trees,” says Ted. “I grew up in a wooden house in the middle of the forest. I need that.” His workshop is also in the middle of a forest, where he enjoys the loneliness and silence and uses it for his ideas. Instead of peace and solitude, neon artist Andy Doig lets himself be enchanted and inspired by the blaze of colors of the neon lights. “They transform the dreary darkness into a fun-loving spectacle of lights, lines and colors. It’s like walking directly into a fantasy world,” he enthuses.

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A smooth transition from traditional craftsmanship to art.

Can traditional craftsmanship and art be clearly separated from each other? Or should one rather speak of arts and crafts? The seven specialists make it clear that traditional craftsmanship goes hand in hand with artistic interpretation and execution. The Spaniard Hugo Jose Maria Corral – known under the artist name “Brusco” – describes himself as an artisan. He paints signs, clothing and various objects in his own provocative and humorous style. One of his most famous works is a Mercedes-Benz 406 D converted into a food truck. With an unusual color combination and a special typography, he managed to pick up Indian flair and let the van shine on Barcelona’s streets in a new design. The whisky distiller Jim also stresses that his craft is an art form in its own right that few people can master. The difficulty lies in deciding when a whisky has reached its perfect and unique taste.

The art of standing out from the crowd.

Tattooed employees, loud rock ‘n’ roll and 50s style – with his hair salon for men and an offer of only six different haircuts, Dutchman Robert Rietveld makes a statement. Nevertheless, the rather unusual concept paid off – after only two weeks the waiting time for a haircut was already five hours. The barber emphasizes that his shop is not about trends, but about style. With his business idea, Robert found a market niche that quickly attracted many prospective customers. In doing so, he is not so much oriented to customer wishes as to what he and his team think is good. In general, it takes courage and strength to successfully implement new, original concepts and ideas and thus stand out from the crowd. And that pays off – as our seven craftsmen prove.

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The barber Robert Rietveld presents the new haircut to his customer.

Failures are part of the process.

In order to be able to master a craft completely, it requires practice. A lot of practice. Different techniques and approaches have to be learned and mastered before experimenting and individualizing. The French eyewear maker Jérôme Aupin has acquired an understanding of various materials and their processing over many years of training. Now he designs original and unique spectacle frames made of buffalo horn, acetate, metal or solid gold. In his work he likes to face new challenges and experiment with innovative techniques, materials and designs. His manual work requires a great deal of finesse and concentration. He also has to accept a few mistakes and sometimes start all over again. But that’s what makes the job so interesting and exciting: “It’s a job that I learn more about every day,” says the master craftsman enthusiastically.

With the finishing touch, eyewear designer Jérôme Aupin makes the golden frame shine.

A man paints a lettering on a wooden board with a brush

Brusco completes the MYVAN lettering with a calm brush stroke.

A man heats a red glass tube

The neon artist Andy Doig works intensely on a new masterpiece.

Photos: Nadine Laux, Brusco Artworks & Damaris Riedinger, Matthias Sastedt

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Fresh herbs in the Plantcube – smart gardening with agrilution.

A Mercedes-Benz V-Class drives on a country road

The Munich-based start-up agrilution creates the herb garden of the future. With their Plantcubes, the company provide crisp, intensely flavoured herbs and lettuces in a minimum of space.

Healthy herbs for the megacities of the future.

How do you solve the problem of demanding quality requirements for foodstuffs in view of the rising global population? Who will supply megacities with regional products in the future? Even as an adolescent, Maximilian Lössl had a passion for the big questions facing the future of the agricultural industry. He carried out his first experiments with intelligent plant production, also known as “vertical farming”, in the basement of his parents’ house. Since 2013, the tech entrepreneur has run the start-up agrilution as the co-founder and CEO. Together with his interdisciplinary team, he offers solutions for the space shortage and demanding quality standards of the food sector: vertical farming with Plantcubes.

I absolutely believe that agrilution has the potential to make the world a better place. The Plantcube offers us the opportunity to produce plants efficiently and economically in a minimum of space.
Smart gardening – the fresh salads delivered by “agrilution” are grown in the plantCube

Thanks to the carefully matched seed mats and boxes, even individuals without green fingers can grow their own herbs.

Fresh herbs – even without a green thumb.

Intelligent seed mats in vertical farms enable even users without a green thumb to plant their own herbs and lettuces. The smart garden detects the seed and automatically optimises the lighting, watering and climate to match the plant’s needs. Software developers, electrical engineers and plant scientists work alongside the agricultural economist, Lössl, in the laboratory to perfectly coordinate the watering, lighting and climate parameters to develop the most nutritious and tasty seedlings possible. Even after working hours the team likes spending time together, whether at the table football table or at concerts.

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The herb garden of the future: radically regional.

The herb garden 2.0 offers users intensely flavoured herbs and lettuces such as Mediterranean basil, baby radishes and delicious Asian Mizuna lettuce. Vitamin A-packed regional produce is put on the table without any transport distance and the resulting loss of nutritional value. This refreshing concept offers one possible solution for tomorrow’s supply problems. Its closed structure also fulfils the highest hygiene and quality standards. Due to the intensive flavour of the produce, many of agrilution’s customers are leading gastronomers. As of 2018, private customers can also enhance their kitchens with Plantcubes.

A woman stands in the laboratory of the start-up agrilution and examines herbs

Intelligent plantcubes regulate climate, hydration and lighting until they are perfectly adapted to the requirements of the seedlings.

A plantcube of the start-up agrilution is part of kitchen furnishings

Maximilian Lössl’s idea is very well received by star chefs – but private individuals can have plantcubes in their kitchens, too.

The start-up’s business app displays information about bok choy cabbage

By using the app, hobby gardeners can learn more about their seedlings: “When is my bok choy ready for harvesting?” “And how do I prepare it?”

A freshly prepared salad with ingredients from the plantcube of the start-up agrilution

The start-up has developed three innovations: highly optimized seed mats, intelligent plantcubes and a matching app.

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More Links to explore: agrilution.de – @Instagram, @Facebook, @Twitter

Sprinter

Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Enjoying responsibly: generation change in Knoll’s family butchery.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito refrigerated lorry of the butcher’s shop Eat & Meat.

Knoll’s family butchery has been in existence since 1940, since the beginning of 2018 it is called Eat & Meat. A story about aesthetics, sustainability and dry-aged meat.

Fourth generation takes over family business.

The borough of Vaihingen in the south of Stuttgart is not known as a place where you might find truly hip restaurants and clubs. Almost every house there has a big, green garden with a proper fence around it. In short: Life in this area is slow and unhurried. That is why the citizens of Vaihingen were really surprised when at the beginning of 2018 the hoarding in front of Knoll’s butcher’s shop was finally removed. The traditional butcher’s shop, which had been supplying the borough with salami, ham and fillet since 1940, had been superseded by the Eat & Meat: light-coloured wood, designer wallpaper from Paris, lemons dangling from the ceiling and all kinds of specialities and local souvenirs on offer. When the young and the old work together under one roof and act in concert, “carrying on as usual” is not always the best solution. It was the junior manager Max Knoll and his sister Ann-Katrin Knoll who came up with the idea to convert the old shop. For the siblings, it was not just a question of giving it a more beautiful appearance. Rather, they wanted to make sure that their customers could see even from the outside that the family butchery is no run-of-the-mill franchise business, but that the focus here is on regional origin and sustainability.

  • A butcher takes a crate out of a Mercedes-Benz Vito
  • Max Knoll cuts a piece of beef
  • Various meat products on display

Having discussions about the future at the dining table.

Max Knoll completed his apprenticeship as a butcher in the business of his parents ten years ago and is progressively taking over the family butchery now. His sister is in the family business, too. Together with Max she is running the recently opened bistro which is only 700 metres away. “We sit around the dinner table as a family and discuss where we want to go in the next few years. Of course, the different generations in our home tend to clash at times,” explains the junior manager. This also includes making mistakes – after all, to err is human. Even though the parents are sceptical at times, they support their children in trying out things for themselves. “After all, you have to make some mistakes yourself,” Max explains with a smile. Nevertheless, the siblings would not want to miss their parents’ advice and wealth of experience for anything.

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You prefer vegan food or cheap meat? No problem for the Knolls.

For Knoll senior with his strong and skilled hands, which are able to fillet a piece of beef at considerable speed, excellent meat quality is a top priority. After all, people in the butcher’s trade set great store by ensuring that meats and meat products are no anonymous manufactured goods, but that appreciation is shown for both the animals and the products. “The approach I believe in is a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle,” says his son Max. “Therefore, the customers I want do not have to eat meat on a daily basis; once a week is sufficient, but the meat should be of a high quality and be consumed with a great deal of enjoyment.” The young butcher believes that neither the veganism movement nor cheap meat can harm the family’s business. After all, it is better for the animal and the environment if you do not angle for the cheapest offer in the refrigerated display case every day. Instead, Max relies on insightful consumers who eat meat consciously and for whom enjoyment, quality and regional origin rank first. And his success speaks for itself as the family butchery’s event and party catering service receives between five and ten orders every day. Whether beef rolls or vegetarian tortellini – the Knolls simply know how to make their customers feel full and happy.

The approach I believe in is a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle.

Animal welfare is the most important thing.

In addition to the sophisticated design, Max and his sister have introduced further innovations: besides salami and ham, you can also get a red wine pasta from the region, a spread with rhubarb-vanilla flavour, a genuine Stuttgart gin or cookery books. In this way, Eat & Meat brings together all kinds of regional specialities and culinary insiders’ tips. Even though the Knolls generally like trying new things, as far as the origin of their meat is concerned, they rely on a long-standing partner. They source their beef and pork mostly from the Biolandhof Bodemer in Ehningen. The cows, Angus cattle and pigs who live there have lots of space to move around freely, resting areas, and toys as a pastime. With their delivery van, a Mercedes Benz Vito refrigerated lorry, the Knolls pay regular visits to the farm and can therefore be sure that premium-quality meat and animal welfare go hand in hand. Thus, they are able to respond to all customer queries with a clear conscience. In addition to the strong family ties, genuine advice and solid specialist knowledge about the origin, breeding and processing of the animals are the pillars that the butchery of the Knolls rests on. Whether in the founding year 1940, nowadays in 2018 or in the future – it is the taste that counts.

The Knoll family in front of their bistro Eat&Meat

The Knoll family consists of Wolfgang and Birgit and their children Max and Ann-Katrin. Max learnt the butcher's trade in his family’s business, together with Ann-Katrin he is running the recently opened bistro.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito refrigerated lorry of the butcher’s shop Eat&Meat

The Mercedes-Benz Vito, equipped with a refrigeration unit by Kerstner, is omnipresent: whether it is a matter of taking culinary delicacies to an event or driving goods to the meat counter early in the morning.

The butcher Max Knoll in his butchery Eat&Meat

Max Knoll is optimistic that consumers will continue to pay attention to eating sustainable food in future years.

The butcher’s shop Eat&Meat – a display with sausages and ham

Everybody in the family works hard to get the job done. Here you see Max and his mother Birgit behind the meat counter advising their customers.

The furnishing of the bistro Eat&Meat was done with natural products and regional woods

Both the bistro and the butcher’s shop have been furnished with great care as the Knolls want the aesthetics of the rooms to reflect the quality of their products.

A wooden board with tasty potatoes and a piece of Angus steak

Max is certain of one thing: A delicious steak with herb butter – sustainably produced – will always be appreciated.

More Links to explore: eatandmeat.de@Instagram, @Facebook

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The Vito helps you get ahead – both out on the road and in your business. Its cost-effectiveness and quality are as exemplary as its versatility and safety.

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Through the vastness of the USA with “Sparky”, the Firetruck.

A couple stands next to an old Mercedes-Benz fire engine

After the decision to discover the USA by van, Laurel and Shaun only needed the right companion. The decision was made in favor of a Mercedes-Benz T1 307 D.

The conversion into a rolling travel companion.

A picturesque landscape somewhere on the northern west coast of the United States. Laurel and Shaun from Santa Barbara, California, stand happily next to their specially converted van: a Mercedes-Benz T1 307 D named “Sparky”. On the horizon, green hills rise up, veiled in fog. But before they could get there, they had to overcome a few hurdles. As a carpenter and furniture designer, Shaun brought all sorts of technical knowledge with him. Thus, the wood interior was a project of his carpenter Gopherwood Design. However, the procurement of some parts for the van was difficult, since the T1 models were never offered on the American market as new vehicles. As a former Ziegler fire-fighting vehicle, the van also has some special fittings, such as the rear tool door instead of a tailgate. This could not be locked at first, so that a lock from a filing cabinet had to be improvised. After a successful conversion, the adventure could begin.

Overall, converting the van was a pleasant experience.
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Short stopover: “Sparky” on the side of the road.

Retrospective and a view to the east.

After the first longer journey, the question arose what could have been done better with the conversion. The bed could have been five centimeters lower so that it could also serve as a seat for larger people. For longer journeys, a real refrigerator would have been more optimal instead of a chest freezer. And the built-in cupboards could have been based on the concept of boat cupboards. But these smaller details do not stop Laurel and Shaun from planning the next trip with “Sparky”. The goal for autumn is to travel the east coast of the USA, because the change in color of the leaves at this time of year is a highlight in itself.

Interior of the Mercedes-Benz van

“Sparky” from the inside: Double bed and fairy lights in the Mercedes-Benz T1 307 D.

The freedom to leave without arriving.

When Laurel and Shaun decided to exchange their daily routine for a daily adventure, the idea arose to travel large parts of the United States. Ultimately, only a rolling home on the move offers the freedom to simply drive off without having to arrive. A former fire engine of the volunteer fire brigade of the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Werl reached Laurel and Shaun in California via a friendly van enthusiast. The Mercedes-Benz T1 307 D turned out to be a stroke of luck. “We had admired Sparky (the van) since we first laid eyes on it,” Laurel and Shaun say enthusiastically. Virtually no rust, very few kilometers on the counter and the rear area was gutted. Therefore, the decision for “Sparky” was incredibly easy.

  • The van parked in front of a warehouse
  • The van is parked on a meadow
  • The Mercedes-Benz Van parked in front of a sunset
  • The Mercedes-Benz van drives along a road in front of a mountain range

“Sparky” and the exploration of the west coast of the United States.

The first part of Laurel and Shaun’s journey with their van “Sparky” covers the whole west coast of the USA. Their route ran from California via Oregon and Washington to the national parks in Montana. The highlights of the tour? Crater Lake in Oregon, the wooded Olympic Peninsula in Washington and the impressive National Parks in Montana. “We could go on forever,” they continue enthusiastically. The T1 307 D was a constant companion and – except for one problem with the radiator – an extremely reliable and comfortable home. The compromise of a rather compressed living space is rewarded by the multitude of fascinating impressions in almost untouched nature.

A typical day on the road.

A typical day with “Sparky” begins for Laurel and Shaun with breakfast and coffee in an idyllic place. After a short walk, the next stage is tackled. The two try not to drive longer than three hours a day so that there is still enough time to stop and explore interesting places in between. Finally, the aim is to find a nice and suitable place to sleep, where they can enjoy dinner in nature and end the rest of the evening in a picturesque setting.

The van is parked in front of the lake

“Sparky” on the shore of a lake.

The van parked in front of a pile of tree trunks

Wood is an essential raw material of “Sparkys” interior.

The logo of the van

“Sparky” as logo.

The shown conversions were carried out by independent third parties. The suppliers and conversions were not checked by Mercedes-Benz. In this respect, these illustrations do not represent an assessment of the supplier and/or conversions by Mercedes-Benz.

Photos: Shaun & Laurel Lynn

More Links to explore: Sparky the Firetruck @Instagram

Sprinter

Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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A revolution in the capital: on-demand ride sharing from BerlKönig.

V-Class from ViaVan in front of a moving subway

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Via & the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe are collaborating. Their on-demand ride sharing “BerlKönig” has been available in Berlin since autumn 2018.

Ride sharing on demand.

Use public transport without having to follow a timetable, instead find a ride wherever and whenever you need one – on top of it all in a comfortable van? The BerlKönig is on the job. Together with the Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft (BVG), ViaVan has initiated a special project: on-demand ride sharing for the German capital. ViaVan is a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and the transport company Via.

V-Class for on-demand ride sharing

Also an eye-catcher from behind: the V-Class for on-demand ride sharing.

Mobile thanks to the BerlKönig smartphone app.

The concept is as simple as it is brilliant: When you want to move around Berlin, use the app and enter when and where you want to get in and where you are headed. The app combines all of the various passenger’s requests as efficiently as possible. Essentially, the software from ViaVan checks in real time which journeys can be combined with only minor diversions. And then things get moving. The vehicle has space for up to six people – also barrier-free.

Safety, comfort and flexible departure times.

The BerlKönig focuses on comfort and safety: the optimised vehicles include numerous useful features. Charging stations for smart devices, secure storage and a screen in the passenger compartment which shows the route, stops and passengers entering the vehicle are a general standard. The service is so flexible that customers are no longer restricted by fixed departure times. They simply get in and out at the virtual stops. The BerlKönig represents a serious alternative to passenger vehicles and an effective expansion of public transport in Berlin.

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Individual benefits that reduce the impact on the environment.

The good thing about the BerlKönig: it is intelligent. The vans are used optimally. This ensures sustainability for all. The transport requirement planning pays off for the passengers, in particular. They benefit from attractive prices and high flexibility when booking journeys. An intelligent algorithm makes optimum use of the available vehicles. This is a major benefit for inner-city living. The BerlKönig reduces traffic, local emissions as well as the strain on the urban infrastructure.

The ViaVan logo is sewn onto the neck rest of a car seat

On-demand ride sharing from ViaVan is already available in London and Amsterdam.

A black V-Class speeding along a wet road

The on-demand ride sharing from BerlKönig is a revolutionary service on Berlin’s roads.

A black van parked outside a hall

The BerlKönig supplements the mobility spectrum of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe.

A black V-Class drives past a number of yellow buses

The BerlKönig creates a symbiosis with the capital city's yellow buses.

V-Class parked at a bus station in Berlin

The passengers can get in and out almost anywhere: at virtual stops displayed by the app.

Photos: Daimler

More Links to explore: viavan.comberlkoenig.de

Vito

The Vito helps you get ahead – both out on the road and in your business. Its cost-effectiveness and quality are as exemplary as its versatility and safety.

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Welcome to the future: Five examples of the Future of Transportation.

A person holding a smartphone with a white van in the background

The future of mobility goes far beyond autonomous vehicles. These five examples show what Mercedes-Benz means by “Future of Transportation”.

Intelligent user concepts for Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The intelligent user concepts from Mercedes-Benz transform vans like the Concept Marco Polo into a “connected home” on wheels. Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control, for example, supplies innovative operating concepts: All functions can be controlled from a single location using a smartphone or the infotainment system. The latest features also include the networked multimedia system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The weather can be checked or the alarm function activated via voice control. “Hey Mercedes!” – These two words are enough to control the seat settings, the on-board lights or the room temperature.

Via an app you can check the fill levels of water, gas and battery

The app makes it easy to check fill levels – without getting your hands dirty.

Order and transparency in the cargo area: CoROSkeeps an overview.

With CoROS (Cargo Recognition and Organization System), Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a solution that can efficiently support courier drivers in their daily work. The innovative system accelerates loading, reduces sorting, and search times. If a driver carries a parcel into the van, the integrated camera system recognizes and registers the parcel in a fraction of a second. The barcodes or symbols on the outside of the parcels only need to be visible to the camera for a short time. The time-consuming scanning and sorting of each individual shipment is eliminated. In addition, CoROS determines the optimal storage location in the cargo area for delivery and displays it by means of illuminated LEDs.

A courier driver takes a look at the cargo area of a vehicle filled with parcels

CoROS makes everyday work easier for courier drivers.

In-Van Delivery & Return*: Material logistics for service technicians.

Efficiency of material logistics is an important factor for service technicians. When service is required, time is of the essence and the technician always tries to procure the required spare part for his customer as quickly and safely as possible. The new digital solution In-Van Delivery & Return (IDR) from Mercedes-Benz Vans optimizes material logistics in terms of efficiency and safety. IDR connects the service fleet with logistics service providers, enables overnight deliveries with a digital key directly into the vehicle, simplifies returns and offers service technicians and logistics specialists more transparency.

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Speed Delivery Doorfor more ergonomics, efficiency and safety.

The Speed Delivery Door relieves courier personnel in their daily work and offers a noticeable ergonomic advantage. During loading and unloading, the sensor-controlled double swing door opens and closes automatically. When leaving the vehicle, it is automatically locked after a few seconds. The big health benefit: movements that strain the back and joints, such as lifting and depositing parcels or manually opening and closing the door, are no longer necessary. A modular installation is possible for the Sprinter. The size of the Speed Delivery Door is 85 cm x 191 cm.

Someone exits the double swing door of a van

The Speed Delivery Door can be modularly installed in any conventional Sprinter.

On-Demand Service: Ridesharing with BerlKönig and ViaVan.

BerlKönig is an on-demand ridesharing solution for the city. It has been operating in the Berlin city area since autumn 2018. Together with Berlin’s public transport (BVG), ViaVan’s vehicle is an innovative addition to local public transport. The ridesharing service is easy to book. Simply download the BerlKönig app onto your smartphone, register and specify the method of payment. All you have to do to book a trip is enter your start and destination. A QR code scanner on the van makes it possible to enter the vehicle without activating the door handle. Up to six passengers can ride along – also barrier-free. The ridesharing service bundles the individual destinations and calculates the best route.

V-Class from ViaVan in front of a moving subway

BerlKönig's ridesharing is also part of the “Future of Transportation” powered by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

A courier driver takes a parcel out of a van

For Mercedes-Benz Vans, the “Future of Transportation” represents a general service plus.

A hand holding a smartphone, in the background the center console of a vehicle is visible

Connectivity is a central pillar of the future of mobility.

A white Marco Polo with pop-up roof

The Concept Marco Polo combines technology with comfort.

A white camera on the ceiling of a van

Artificial intelligence for the cargo area: camera-based package tracking from CoROS.

A black van from the side

ViaVan and BVG are jointly bringing on-demand ridesharing to Berlin.

A computer screen displays the In-Van Delivery & Return application

The In-Van Delivery & Return service can be conveniently controlled from the office.

A hand operating an app on a smartphone

In-Van Delivery & Return targets the service technician: It creates digital transparency.

* Please note: Some features are in the state of prototype. Series production may vary. For your reference only.

Photos: Kai Knörzer, Philipp Köhler, Daimler

Sprinter

Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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Van Go: Tailor-made conversions for the Australian Outback.

The Van Go employees pose in front of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, with the ocean in the background

The Australian Mark Atkins gives people what they long for: Converted vans and boundless freedom.

From a very young age, I’ve had a knack for craftsmanship.

When Mark Atkins was a little boy, he followed his father around the house. When he was doing do-it-yourself, little Mark tried his best to help – and often stood in the way more than he could help. He watched attentively as his father carried out repairs and practiced imitating the movements. His passion for handicrafts and tinkering remained, because today Mark is a trained carpenter and owns his own company in Sydney, Australia. With his company Van Go Fitouts, Mark has specialized in van conversions. Mark’s motivation is to help other people realize their dreams: “Designing dream vans and finally seeing them finished in front of me makes me proud every day.” If you ask Mark about his recipe for success, he modestly refers to his father. Because from him he inherited a knack for craftsmanship and a feeling for creative solutions.

Mark Atkins is working on a concept for a conversion, with the Van Go logo in the background

Mark Atkins is the founder of the Van Go company, where all the steps of the rebuild are carried out, from concept to finish.

Mark Atkins: Carpenter with a surfboard.

Mark loves the wild waves of the Australian coasts. Since his youth, he has been drawn from one secret surf spot to the next. While working as a carpenter, he rebuilt his first van in 2016 and carefully adapted it to his needs: This was a difficult undertaking, as the van not only had to be suitable for staying overnight, but also for safely storing tools and surfing equipment. Mark drove his finished van for months along the Australian east coast from project to project, from beach to beach. But he was always frustrated that he only ever did part of the work and seldom had the satisfying feeling of accompanying a complete project from start to finish. On the way, Mark increasingly approached strangers and pestered them with questions about their remodeling. One day, a whole bunch of people bombarded him with questions. Then, he had a brainwave and Mark knew what he had to do: The idea for Van Go Fitouts was born.

  • Two Van Go employees are working on a converted Mercedes-Benz Van
  • View of the ocean from a Sprinter converted by Mark and his team
  • The Van Go employees install a shelf in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Seamless conversions for adventurous customers.

In 2016, Mark was still working alone on his first conversion, in the middle of the boxes in his parents’ garage. In the meantime, ten employees are working with him on the wishes of his customers, including plumbers, electricians, carpenters and an interior designer. The team has already converted over 20 vans and various buses, campers and off-road vehicles. Mark particularly enjoys working with Mercedes-Benz vehicles and proudly talks about the Sprinter, Vito and Marco Polo models that he has converted. Van Go’s concept combines various services under one roof, thus relieving customers of a great deal of organizational work. In addition, Mark makes a special promise: High quality and a seamless conversion with light materials and soft woods. The prospect of surprising customers with tailor-made conversions after the work is done motivates the team to give their all. Radiant faces make up for every effort.

New and old Mercedes-Benz are unique and at Van Go we love creating flawless comfort into all of our conversions.

From “grey nomads” and the realization that concrete alone does not make you happy.

Mark understands why more and more people are giving up their homes and moving into a van: You gain valuable experience and travelling in a van is cheaper than staying in a hotel. The vanlife trend in Australia has long since infected not only the “Instagram generation”, but also more and more pensioners. “They call themselves ‘The Grey Nomads’”, explains Mark with a smile. He has bet on the right horse and his business is booming. He will soon be building a new warehouse to deal with the rush. When Mark is not working on a rebuild, the adventure is on. He has been to Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica – his next destination is Europe. Of course, Mark also travels there in a van: with limited space, but boundless freedom.

Interior of a converted Sprinter from Van Go Fitouts

A view into the interior shows: Mark and his team can fulfil almost every customer wish.

Interior of a converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter from Van Go with a generous amount of light-colored wood

More and more Australian pensioners are also living in a van. They often call themselves “The Grey Nomads”.

The Van Go employees are rebuilding a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mark used to work on his van alone in his parents' garage, but today he has vigorous support.

The shown conversions were carried out by independent third parties. The suppliers and conversions were not checked by Mercedes-Benz. In this respect, these illustrations do not represent an assessment of the supplier and/or conversions by Mercedes-Benz.

More Links to explore: vango.com.au@Instagram, @Facebook

Sprinter

Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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