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2001, The Beginning
It has been 20 years since Studio Europa, Inc. was founded by Eva Clemens and Markus Zaugg, and their enthusiasm hasn’t wavered since.
Eva and Markus attended the same woodworking school at the same time in Switzerland but didn’t actually meet until they landed in beautiful San Diego. Working on a mutual project where Eva had built several enormous bookshelves and sliding doors, she realized there was no way to deliver or install them herself, so she asked Markus for help.
They quickly saw each other’s talents and started talking about combining forces. They were a perfect combination of talents: Eva with a BA in Interior Design, Markus with a general contractors license and cabinetry installation business, both were skilled Swiss cabinetmakers, and they spoke the same language. That meant quality, responsibility, honesty, reliability, and being on-time like a Swiss watch. Clients and designers with woodworking projects quickly turned to their services, and soon they were able to buy a building and set up shop in Lemon Grove.
They chose the company name purposefully; ‘Studio’ to convey craftsmanship and a personal touch, and ‘Europa’ to honor their Swiss heritage. You can take the woodworker out of Switzerland, but you can’t take the Swiss out of a woodworker!
In 2011 Studio Europa pivoted their business model away from custom woodworking, choosing instead to represent Germany’s premier cabinet manufacturer, LEICHT. They were awarded exclusive dealership rights in San Diego and opened their 1st LEICHT showroom, a modest 450 sq. ft. space, which quickly became one of the top selling LEICHT showrooms in the world.
Over the years they added employees; first, exchange-workers from Switzerland who worked as cabinetmakers in the US for 18 months under a cultural exchange program. As the company grew and took more general contracting jobs, they added a bookkeeper and project coordinator. Today they employ a staff of seven and the business is thriving. In 2018, Eva and Markus opened their second LEICHT showroom located at 2064 Kettner Blvd, in the heart of San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy District. It features the latest kitchen and home concepts from LEICHT along with premium appliances from Miele, Gaggenau, Bosch, Thermador.
Studio Europa LEICHT celebrates 20 years in business and 10 years as San Diego’s exclusive LEICHT European cabinet dealer.
Markus remarks: “It’s hard to believe it has been 20 years since we founded Studio Europa, Inc. This is an incredible achievement for any company. We owe our success to the talent and dedication of our team members, common values of quality, responsibility, honesty, reliability, and being on-time like a Swiss watch.”
Eva adds, “We love what we do and we invite homeowners, developers and designers to come by and be inspired by our extensive kitchen collection and full range of supporting services.”
About Our Company
Studio Europa LEICHT is San Diego’s exclusive LEICHT dealer. We are a full-service firm ready to handle every stage of renovation- from planning and design to remodel and installation. Our design professionals work with client’s budgets and preferences and have served homeowners, designers, architects, and developers throughout the San Diego area since 2001.
LEICHT was founded in 1928 in the southern region of Germany and has grown into an enterprise now selling in over 55 countries around the globe, with more than 50 showrooms in the U.S. alone. The company is headquartered in Waldstetten, Germany and manufactures there entirely. The LEICHT brand has inspired confidence and certainty for over 90 years, winning some of the most coveted awards in European design for their innovative product design and functional solutions.
Studio Europa | Leicht San Diego Well-known for offering high-quality modern kitchens, bathrooms, and closets, Leicht San Diego has a reputation for providing excellent customer service for over 20 years.
LEICHT offers customizable design solutions, with approximately 5,000 color options and a wide range of finishes to select from. As an industry leader, LEICHT combines German engineering and quality with brilliant designs that are tailored to meet each client's unique specifications.
On your visit to Leicht San Diego, you will step into a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen showroom, of beautiful LEICHT designs. An experienced kitchen designer will be there to greet you and help match your personal style with kitchen elements by LEICHT. We understand that the construction process can be confusing and overwhelming, however, your kitchen designer will guide you through every step.
To learn more, visit the Leicht modern kitchen showroom:
Studio Europa | Leicht San Deigo
2064 Kettner BLVD Suite 14
San Diego, CA 92101.
P: (619) 460-8600
Leicht San Diego offers complimentary validation for self-parking at the back of the showroom parking structure. To schedule a consultation with one of their designers, you can call (619) 460-8600 and Click here or schedule online.
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Studio Europa | LeichtSD has a specialized team of showroom staff and experienced designers who are available to assist and advise clients in choosing the right kitchen design. our designers focus on creating a custom kitchen design specifically for the client's home and lifestyle. We do charges for the in-depth estimation and planning service, along with 3D visualization technology, to help clients see what their dream kitchen will look like and understand the cost involved. This helps make the kitchen design process more transparent and efficient.
Studio Europa | LeichtSD offer a range of high-quality German luxury kitchen systems, customized to your unique specifications. Our expert kitchen designers will guide you through every step of the kitchen design process to ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams. Visit our showroom in Costa Mesa to experience LEICHT's leading European kitchens and our range of other premium brands, including Miele, Gaggenau, Thermador.
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Leicht #1 Premium Kitchen Brand in Germany. focus on quality, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction. To learn more, you can visit our global website at Leicht.com.
Leicht is proud of its long history in the German kitchen industry, dating back to 1928. Over the years, the company has made numerous improvements and advancements in kitchen design, setting trends that have influenced the entire industry. Today, Leicht continues to offer cutting-edge kitchen solutions, inspired by its rich history and commitment to quality and innovation.
Quality to the finest detail. This is the special strength of the LEICHT kitchen. Time and again proved in the company's 90 year history.
With careful selection and stringent quality checks of the materials and components used. Highest efficiency in production, elaborate lacquer techniques for perfect surfaces. Highly experienced and highly trained personnel and seamless quality testing with quality control. LEICHT kitchens not only retain their beauty, but they are extremely durable.
In order to meet the complexity of the product, highly flexible production methods and the latest control techniques are used. However, craftsmanship, know-how and the experience of the personnel in the production process are essential.
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Long-lasting kitchens - ecologically recommended. Durability - a criterion for environment protecting products.
The longevity of a high-quality LEICHT kitchen is a decisive criterion for the environment protecting products. The use of ecologically safe and sustainable materials is a further aspect of responsible production.
Water-based lacquers are used, UL listed lighting, CARB II certified product, Timber from sustainable forest management (PEFC-Certificate). Certificate for LEICHT kitchens with the GS Safety seal 'Healthy Living' by the German Community Furniture Quality Association.
Every LEICHT kitchen is unique. Anything that is standard will be newly defined for every customer. Our exquisite finishes and style are sure to make every kitchen magazine-worthy.