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To clients (past and present), suppliers and friends

As the last member of the original Desbrow Thompson Chaffe triumvirate (and having taken DTC further than I ever expected to) I now have opted for a change of lifestyle and even a change of country…so the Chaffe family are opening a boutique gasthaus in the beautiful wine village of Ediger-Eller on the Mosel in Germany…alongside this we will be running a design studio where we can indulge our passion for a more bespoke, hands-on approach to design including interiors, furniture, graphics and print-making – and, of course, I’ll still be working on children’s animation and book projects, toys and games.

On one side of the Mosel is the Hunsrück – with varied terrain rather like Scotland or Wales and the on the other side of the Mosel is the Eiffel region…volcanic with deep lakes and extinct volcanoes so we can indulge our other passions for walking and cycling in the fresh country air - plus lots of coffee and delicious, locally produced wines.

All of this and only an hour from Stansted by RyanAir to Frankfurt Hahn..!

Regarding Desbrow Thompson Chaffe, I have decided that it should come to an end and, rather than selling the business, I’ve encouraged various members of staff to form their own agencies and hopefully relevant clients will move with them.

I’ll still be contactable on this email for a few months but will be making the move to Germany in early May to take over the gasthaus Pension Rehschopp ( of the first tasks is to redesign the existing website…so watch this space!

Many thanks

John Chaffe