We develop web applications, ecommerce and websites that bring
real value to your business

Our Work



Hakro has successfully produced long-lasting textiles for other businesses for close to 50 years! We are proud to on behalf of House Of Wonders have developed their new website.

The website features a product catalogue, wishlist, store locator, blog, job board, supports multiple languages and comes with a component library, product import tool, content management system and much more.

Screenshot of our Content Management System called Flux Drive
Screenshot of an Ecommerce Shop by Pillar

Google - Impact Challenge

Innovative voting application

The Google Impact Challenge is an initiative by Google.org to fund the most innovative community ideas. Heimat Berlin and B-Reel joined forces on the campaign for the first Google Impact Challenge in Germany. We worked on behalf of B-Reel to develop the voting application for the innovative outdoor solution installed at Hauptbahnhof in Berlin.

Zalando - Share your Style

Marketing Platform

Zalando is Europe's largest online fashion retailer. Commissioned by B-Reel Berlin we worked in a 7 week sprint on a new platform for Zalando. We were responsible for developing the technical foundation, all back-end services, localisation, among many other features. The actual AW15 campaign is executed by our friends at Lifelike.

Screenshot of Zalando - Share your style website
Screenshot of The Rivalry website

The Rivalry

Responsive Portfolio

In collaboration with US based design studio The Rivalry we’ve developed their online presence. It features a compelling body of work for clients ranging from Google, HBO to The Verge. The front-end is responsive and powered by Flux-Drive for easy content management.


Content Management System

Flux-Drive is our own Content Management System that we’ve built to provide our clients a better way to manage their website’s content. It’s scalable, supports multiple languages, allows you to preview your modifications and can be fully integrated with some of the most reliable cloud services.

Screenshot of our Content Management System called Flux Drive

Online Shop by Pillar

Ecommerce solution

An ecommerce solution that uses the latest web technologies to yield the highest conversion rates. It features fast page-loads, a scalable infrastructure, secure payments and can be easily integrated with other business services.

Screenshot of an Ecommerce Shop by Pillar

“Have a glimpse of the component library we created for Hakro”

About Pillar

Pillar is a web development studio based in Berlin. Our goal is to build products and services that bring actual value to people, ones that solve a problem and make life a little bit easier.

We Build
  • Web Applications

    From a business catalog to an administrative system

  • Ecommerce

    A refined shopping experience that gets you an optimal conversion rate

  • Websites

    From an educational platform to an enterprise level website

  • Consultancy

    Advice on user experience and other web related subjects

We offer
  • Experience and expertise

    We are a professional team with 10+ years of experience each that has worked with clients ranging from local businesses to global brands and enterprises.

  • Fast and responsive solutions

    We strongly believe that how fast your site feels is a large part of the user experience and should be weighed equally with the aesthetics of your site.

  • A reliable partner

    We like to work closely together with our clients, and support them also post-launch to further enhance their product or service.

Photograph of the team at Pillar
Who we are
  • Onno Schwanen

    Partner and Front-end Developer

    A Front-end Developer with 10+ years of experience who has worked together with notable design studios like Bleed, interaction design studios like IXDS and creative agencies like Sid Lee on projects for a wide variety of clients. He’s enthusiastic about working on the intersection of design and engineering, and aims to create meaningful products and services. Utility and pragmatism above all else.

  • Henrique Ferreira

    Partner and Software Engineer

    A Full-Stack Software Engineer with 15+ years experience in back-end development, cloud-infrastructures, security and service integration. He has delivered a wide variety of solutions for clients all over the globe. Expatriated to London in early 2010, he has since specialized in ecommerce, web application and corporate website development. Now he is breathing the creative atmosphere in Berlin.

Contact Us

Our office is located in the Gräfekiez between Kreuzberg and Neukölln, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Berlin.

If you’re interested in working with us or if you simply would like to drop by and say hello, please get in touch.

Our Address
Schönleinstraße 4
10967 Berlin
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Work with us

We are a small yet ambitious studio and are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team.

If you’re interested in joining our team, whether that's full-time or freelance, don't hesitate to get in touch.