DMY 2012 // Graduation show

In cooperation with Dipl. Des. Kristin Baumann I made a concept for a graduation show at the DMY Berlin 2012 on behalf of the University of Applied Science. Using the lamp Svensson as a base concept we create displays for the communication department and lighten these with preserving jars.
The selection of products shows the wide range of education at University of Applied Science Aachen.

 

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ROCKING STOOL – 2012

The rocking stool comes with an elegant and simple shape, created out of one line metal wire. The upholstery is made by a knitted recycled cotton jersey from a company which collects left over material from factories and fashion lables.

Two sizes and a wide range of colours are available.

 

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SCHUBLADENDENKEN – 2011


„Schubladendenken“ means to think in drawers. Everyone does it, it helps us to understand the complex world and to have a structured life where we can easily find our way. We expect peoples behavior from their appearance and after a first talk we think we know that person. To think in drawers is everywhere, but it is invisible.

My furniture got drawers to visualize this social phenomena. We expect how drawers working, how we handle them to open, storage and close them. But this furniture needs some more attention until people can figure out how they work. It‘s about the second talk and about engaging oneself into something before prejudices.
This humans shape and proportions of the furniture is based on typical groups of human beings and each one works in a different exiting way.

 

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SVENSSON – 2010


Svensson is a lamp, a desk, a seat or a shelf… whatever the owner needs or want it to be. The foldable ladder-lamp-object with a maximal deep of 60mm and an even thinner glasbowl comes with the opportunity to storage it flat on the wall. This Furniture Light is made in Sweden, that explains the material choice and the democratic design. The lamp can be colored by the owner, like swedish people color their house.

Material: wood, glas, LED-light

 

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LUFO BAR #1 – 2010



photographer: Jean-Marie Dütz

LUFO Bar is a Project initiated from the Ludwig Forum, museum in Aachen. The loggia of the museum changes in summertime to a temporary outside bar with an extraordinary cultural program and life music. The challenge was to create a bar concerning current exhibitions, which is easy to build and rebuild, low budget and contemporary.
It was a short time project in company with Lena Schürmann, Bertil Brahm and Prof. Ilka Helmig.

 

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DER SCHWEDE – 2010


The main idea of the product family „the Swede“ is to adapt the sizes of the standard IKEA beds to standard table sizes in order to make sure bed sheets fit as a table cloth perfectly. This solution is affordable, individual and easily available for everybody. As in vintage furniture one table-leg has notches that have originally used as decoration. i transformed them into a clean form and gave them a function: The elastic band of the fitted sheets are holding in the riffles and tightens the sheet on the table.

Every table can be arranged indiviually: All table-legs are one size under construction and can be used for the different sizes (table for children or table for adults). The hole in the table board has the function to integrate a piece of ceramic. That piece of ceramic is not a vase and not a bowl but a multifunctional vessel. Placing the vessel in the hole causes cuttlings on the surface. The idea of this is to create a pattern easily with the use of quite normal fabrics. The shape of the vessel has a size that offeres the possibility to use it flexibel.

 

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BODENSTÄNDIG – 2009


It‘s neither a typical coach nor a normal bed. The divan bed ‚down-to-earth‘ is an individual piece of furniture which is an eye-catcher for every flat. The metal framework offers a fascinating contrast to the remaining materials. The furniture can be used in different ways. Two persons can rest on it and relax in a comfy height or sit on. The cushion is needled in sixteen peaces and covered with buttons. Two white buttons are colour-coordinated with the metal framework and constitute the cushion in its needed position.

This furniture has been exhibited at the DMY Berlin 2009 in the Showroom of Susanne Philippson together with +d from japan.

 

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Childrens Furniture – 2009


Affording communication through a common chair for children and adults. Upright the chair has a comfortable height for adults and the other way round suits for children. It has two different coloured sides that are covered with 100% wool felt. The chair can be unfold and reverse like a reversible jacket.
For this model, Beech plywood and felt have been glued in a moulding press.

 

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GROWING 48 – 2008


Published September 2009 in “Papercraft”, Gestalten Verlag

This project was initiated by Professor Ilka Helmig and Professor Karel Boonzaaijer.

48 participants had 48 hours to create a jungle out of 48 trees. This self-organised project was on voluntary
basis and financed by sponsors. All material is rest-material sponsored from different companies.

 

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THE AMES ROOM – 2007


Client: Suermondt-Ludwig Museum Aachen

Within the scope of a voluntary project we build the ‚Ames Room‘ for the Suermondt-Ludwig museum in Aachen in a group of five students.

Looking through a small hole in the wall of the ‚Ames Room‘ with only one eye suggests the optical illusion of a rectangular room but actually it‘s extremly distorted. This impression is given as 3-dimensional viewing is only possible with both eyes. It seems that the persons in the room have different heights. Actually, they are standing in different distances to the viewer.