Philosophy & People
‘We aspire to create spaces that evoke an emotional response as powerful as a great piece of art’
At THE SKY IS THE LIMIT we conceptualize designs for all aspects of commercial and residential interiors.
Renovations, Additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, custom cabinetry and millwork, colour consultations and soft furnishings are all aspects of our private sector.
We are able to present the company of a commercial client in a 3 dimensional form and strengthen the client’s branding. We create theme environments for specialty stores, animated displays and exhibit concepts for museums as well as amusement parks. Our diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds and lifestyles allow us to provide an unlimited range of styles.
We pride ourselves in delivering innovative solutions which meet the unique and sophisticated requirements of our international clientele.
Ines Hanl, Dipl. Ing. (FH)
Principal Ines Hanl, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Innenarchitektur, came to Victoria, Canada in 2000 with a MA in Interior Architecture from the German University of Applied Science, Mainz.
A strong analytical mind tempers her exuberant creativity, which results in an out-of-the-box approach to problem solving and very unique design solutions.
Ines is known for her attention to detail, complex and imaginative ideas, a bold mix of colours and materials and the incorporation of artistic techniques.
Kimberly Lewis-Manning, D.I.D.
Kimberly Lewis-Manning, D.I.D. joined the company in 2007, and presents a broad scope of experience that includes residential, corporate and hospitality design.
She worked on such challenging and diverse projects as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, both permanent and temporary exhibitions, and the 5 properties of the Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts in Atlantic Canada.
Her commitment to developing the design profession was evident in her previous directorship with the Designer’s Association of Nova Scotia.
Kimberly brings passion and dedication to the design process, enabling her to forge that fundamental positive client designer relationship where creativity thrives.
Klaus Kinast is an acclaimed designer, visual artist, illustrator and sculptor. His vast portfolio includes concepts for exhibits, galleries and 3 dimensional panoramas for museums, designs for international trade shows and animated display features, concepts for amusement parks and fantasy settings for theme stores.
Klaus also accepts commissions for one-of-a-kind architectural features, murals and custom work in cast stone and cold bronze.
The Story of Hieronymus Fish
Our maskot, Hieronymus Fish, has his roots buried deeply in the history of medieval Europe.
Growing up in the small town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Ines has been surrounded by Gargoyles all throughout her German life.
These creatures – half man, half beast, sometimes funny, sometimes frightening looking – are an integral part of European culture, and appear not only in paintings (see the wondrous animals in the work of 15th century painter Hieronymus Bosch), but also as sculptures on gothic Cathedrals, as public fountain heads and ‘Eavesdroppers’ on downspouts.
Klaus, who from a very early age on was always deeply inspired by the skillful artwork of bygone eras, created the original Hieronymus painting shortly after he and Ines started dating.
Aside from his very personal connection with Ines and Klaus, Hieronymus is also the perfect symbol for Creativity.
He reflects in his physical shape the elements of Earth, Wind and Water, combines the powers of human and animal energy, showcases his great sense of style (and his good natured humour) by wearing an English gentleman’s bowler hat, and – as a nod to his medieval heritage – proudly waves his flag.
For us Hieronymus Fish wonderfully resembles the concept of endless creativity, which makes him the perfect ambassador for ‘THE SKY IS THE LIMIT DESIGN’!