Portrait Thomas Schnur by Alexander Böhle

Thomas Schnur (*1983) lives and works in Cologne. After an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker he studied product design at  University of Applied Sciences Aachen. At that time he worked for designers such as Mathieu Lehanneur in Paris and studied at École Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint Étienne

 

His work has already been shown on numerous stages of design including IMM Cologne, Maison et Objet Paris, Salone del Mobile Mailand, ICFF New York and BODW Hong Kong.

In
2014 Thomas have been nominated for German Design Award as well as Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Furthermore he got a Special Mention from the Jury of Design Report Award.

 

AWARDS

     

 

 TEACHING

Thomas Schnur is teaching product design at HBK in Saarbrücken and at ecosign in Cologne since the beginning of 2016.

 

 LECTURE & Talk

09.2016 – German Design Hub, Beijing

07.2016 – Uncover, Mannheim 

03.2016 – ENSAAMA, Paris

10.2013 – K2013, Düsseldorf

09.2012 – Kunstraum, München

12.2011 – Euromold, Frankfurt

 

 Writing

07.2016 – falstaff living

02.2016 – domus deutschland

10.2012 – qvest magazine

 

STATEMENT

„In my projects I always attempt to negotiate with the product I am to design. I negotiate on the weighting of materials, manufacturing, appearance, meaning and function. I break down this task into its characteristics and meanings. I then analyze, assess and construct the idea. In this, it is important to me that despite their cross-references, the products, which are often created from familiar fragments, are able to development the greatest possible degree of autonomy. In this way, they allow for associations but, beyond this, develop their own potential for becoming autonomous products.“

 

Clients

Bayer Material Science

Gallery S. Bensimon

naughtone

Préface

ex-t

details, produkte + ideen

pinqponq

Nomess Copenhagen

Funktion Schnitt

Echtstahl

Functionals

Objekten

Magazin

 

Exhibition

2016

 

10.2016 – Orgatec, Köln

10.2016 – DDW, Kortrijk

10.2016 – Interieur, Kortrijk

09.2016 – German Design Hub, Beijing

09.2016 – Maison et Objet, Paris

06.2016 – Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

04.2016 – Ventura Lambrate, Milan

02.2016 – Furniture Fair, Stockholm

01.2016 – Maison et Objet, Paris

01.2016 – Funktionsraum, Köln

 

2015

 

09.2015 – Maison et Objet, Paris

04.2015 – Ventura Lambrate, Milan

02.2015 – Furniture Fair, Stockholm
01.2015 – Objects in Between, Köln

 

2014

 

12.2014 – Designsupermarket, Prag
10.2014 – Jeux de Design, Paris
10.2014 – Orgatec, Köln
09.2014 – Maison et Objet, Paris
04.2014 – FuoriSalone, Mailand
04.2014 – Salone Satellite, Mailand
02.2014 – Maison et Objet, Paris
01.2014 – Objects and the Factory, Köln

 

2013

 

09.2013 – designjunction, London
09.2013 – Les Docks en Seine, Paris
04.2013 – FuoriSalone, Mailand
04.2013 – Salone Satellite, Mailand
01.2013 – Objects for the Neighbour, Köln
01.2013 – Designers Fair, Köln

 

2012

 

10.2012 – Interieur, Kortrijk
09.2012 – beijing design week, Bejing
09.2012 – kunstraum, München
09.2012 – Artisan Social Designer, Paris
08.2012 – Chu Gallery, Köln
04.2012 – Salone Satellite, Mailand
04.2012 – Le Bon Marché, Paris
02.2012 – Mudam, Luxembourg
01.2012 – Designers Fair, Köln
01.2012 – MKK, Ingolstadt

 

2011

 

12.2011 – Euromold, Frankfurt
12.2011 – BODW, Hong Kong
10.2011 – Design in Aktion, Warschau
09.2011 – Maison et Objet, Paris
08.2011 – V&A , London
06.2011 – DMY, Berlin
05.2011 – FuoriSalone, Mailand
04.2011 – ICFF, New York
02.2011 – Ambiente, Frankfurt
01.2011 – Imm Cologne, Köln

 

Press

2016

 

09.2016 – raum 5

07.2016 – falstaff living

06.2016 – elle

05.2016 – architektur aktuell

05.2016 – aachener zeitung

04.2016 – haus

03.2016 – scandinavian standard

02.2016 – domus
01.2016 – zeit magazin

 

2015

 

12.2015 – architektur & wohnen

08.2015 – cube

08.2015 – wohnrevue
07.2015 – realliving
06.2015 – habitar
05.2015 – atrium
05.2015 – neo2
04.2015 – wallpaper
01.2015 – damn

 

2014

 

09.2014 – l'officiel
07.2014 – wallpaper
06.2014 – design report
06.2014 – home
05.2014 – pasajes arquitectura
05.2014 – interni
05.2014 – elle italia
03.2014 – domus
02.2014 – art4d
01.2014 – damn
01.2014 – raum 5

 

2013

 

09.2013 – süddeutsche magazin
09.2013 – homes & interiors
09.2013 – kwintessens
08.2013 – living space
07.2013 – rum
06.2013 – architectural digest
05.2013 – atrium
05.2013 – wood art
04.2013 – zeit magazin
03.2013 – grid
03.2013 – ideat
02.2013 – annabelle
02.2013 – architectural digest
02.2013 – case de abitare
01.2013 – damn

 

2012

 

11.2012 – case de abitare

11.2012 – annabelle
11.2012 – k-west
11.2012 – home&decor
11.2012 – on diseño
10.2012 – elle japan
10.2012 – qvest
09.2012 – wood planet
08.2012 – casaviva
08.2012 – architecture cree
07.2012 – grand design
06.2012 – damn
06.2012 – architectural digest mexico
06.2012 – elle france
06.2012 – süddeutsche zeitung
04.2012 – corriere della sera
04.2012 – hachette home
04.2012 – hearst home
02.2012 – architektur & wohnen
01.2012 – à vivre
01.2012 – cititzen k magazine

 

2011

 

09.2011 – damn
09.2011 – arche inspiration
09.2011 – art collection and design
09.2011 – rum
07.2011 – indonesia design
07.2011 – cabrio life
06.2011 – annabelle
06.2011 – nisha
06.2011 – bvd
05.2011 – vision
05.2011 – código
04.2011 – psifas
04.2011 – in design
04.2011 – open
04.2011 – deko
03.2011 – bob
03.2011 – arq
03.2011 – ming