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The Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur Dipl. Ing. Margaretha Lingen-Zanker


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"A woman steps on the gas. With courage and cometence she has made a name for herself in the private and business world“

This is how a well-known magazine described Margaretha l.Z.
In 1987, MLZ, an interiordesigner and architect, graduate engineer, undertaker and master carpenter, took over her parents familiy business.

Her credo:

Beauty and functionality come from the inside.
Dipl. Ing. Margaretha Lingen-Zanker

The conversion of the former carpentry and business premises has brought together Ml Design, Willi Lingen´s funeral services, the Gute Stube“ Cafe and seminar rooms.

RAUMWERK 1897.
Raum = Space - Living spaces
Werk = Work- Acting & Creating

RAUMWERK 1897 is a meeting place for people from all walks of life. With expertise and diligence. As well as high quality standards. It has created loyal and satisfied costumers & clients at home and abroad.

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ML Design
With attention to detail
Designing from the inside out makes good architecture

ML Mediation & Life Coaching
With commitment & empathy
Trust and self-reflection bring clarity, ease and joy.

WL Funerals
With heart & respect
Each person is unique, even after death.

ML Motorcycle Training & Coaching
With passion & joy
You are the rider. Through guided training you will gain confidence and fascination to enjoy motorcycling even more.

ML People & Life
With pictures & stories
Only when you live life in all its diversity you can open up new spaces.


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C.V.

  • FH Düsseldorf Dipl. Ing. Fachrichtung Architektur-Innenarchitektur
  • HWK Düsseldorf Undertaker
  • Master Carpenter – HWK
  • Master of the year – HWK
  • Member of Jury Form and Design, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg
  • Motorrad Instruktorin Actionteam Stuttgart
  • Juror and Tester Goldenes Lenkrad Berlin
  • Fastest Woman in the World on a TT Motorcycle
  • Internship product design Prof. Bernt Spiegel, Mannheim
  • International Feng Shui Consultant & Coach, Kuala Lumpur
  • Universität Campinas, Brasilien, Visiting Professor of Architecture
  • Teaching Students FH Düsseldorf in Architecture and Interior Design
  • European University Association Hamburg/Cologne, Certified Mediator and Life Coach



RAUMWERK 1897.

A Business with Family Tradition - Anno 1897.

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Anno 1897

Family Residence with carpentry


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Anno 1897

Karl Willi & Henriette Lingen


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Anno 1949

Willi & Margaretha Katharina Lingen


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Anno 1960

The Lingen family 2nd & 3rd generation


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Anno 1975

lorry and father


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Anno 1982

Margaretha (Margret) Lingen - Master Carpenter


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Only a few month before her exam as a Diplom Ingenieurin, her father died after a servere illness at the age of 69 years. Althrough she wanted to practise her profession in Milan. But she had to take a different path. She attended the scool of masterchip in Düsseldorf and at the age of 26. She was the only undertaker and cabinetmaker in Germany to pass her master`s examination. Together with her mother, she ran the joinery, uppolstery, decoration workshop, furniture store with design, architecture office and funeral parlour.


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In 1990 her mother died suddenly and unspexpectedly. Leaving her to fend for herself and to give up her hobbies of horses riding and motorcycle racing.


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With the birth of her son Marco, after many years, her hobby became her profession again.


To me, tradition means loyalty and staying true to yourself. Going through ups and downs in ordert o grow. To carry on the family buseness Lingen - Raumwerk 1897- with diligence, innovation, curiosity and passion.
Margaretha Lingen-Zanker