Nora
2018
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2018
Nora

A stackable solid wood chair based on proven chair constructions and however re-constructed in terms of comfort and function. Angle and radius of the backrest correspond to the human body and provide support and comfort. The seat can be equipped with wood or upholstered surfaces. Due to the aesthetic and constructive reduction, the design does not need a specific surrounding and is therefore universally usable.

 

Details

Producer: Jan Kurtz

Material: Ash wood

Dimensions: H 83 B 47 T 48

    Common Things Book
    2017
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    2017
    Common Things Book

    Among the innumerable objects available around the world, there are a number of objects which are known to everybody. Thomas Schnur calls them common things: These are objects which everybody - regardless of their culture, nationality, or status - has seen somewhere or has used them. Thomas shares his experiences, insights, and thoughts, in chronological order from childhood to today, on a selection of 21 common things.

     

    Details

    Author: Thomas Schnur

    Design: Deutsche & Japaner

    Publisher: Trademark Publishing

    148 x 210 mm | 88 pages

    German, English

    ISBN 978-3-9818328-6-0

      Twist
      2017
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      2017
      Twist

      Twist table incorporates an unexpected detail: a turn in the metal legs and base. This twisting makes the table stable. The equally sturdy tabletop is high quality composite wood covered with an innovative high-pressure laminate that is matte and soft to the touch while being resistant to fingerprints and scratches. The round table with a comfortable size can easily accommodate four to six people and makes a perfect dining table or meeting surface in an office.

       

      Details

      Producer: Functionals

      Material: Powder-coated steel frame,

      composite wood tabletop

      Dimensions: Ø 120 H 74 cm

        Common Things Exhibition
        2017
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        2017
        Common Things Exhibition

        The exhibition and the eponymous Common Things book reflecting on everyday objects that have become stereotypes of common use. Besides the book presentation, 21 everyday objects are presented on furniture items, visualizing a dialogue, between research and practice.

         

        Details

        Website: www.commonthings.de

        Place: Pop;68 | Bismarckstraße 68, Köln

        Date: 16th to 22th of January 2017

        Assistant: Katarina Dačić

          The Factory of Ideas
          2017
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          The Factory of Ideas

          In the center of The Factory of Ideas installation is a seating furniture that is formed out of a cloud. The cloud is protected by a blue-transparent cube. The seat can be reached with the help of stairs and a wooden railing. Each component represents a covestro material. Symbols and signs from the factory- and museum architecture are combined to construct an associative space, which gives the visitor the opportunity to develop ideas and thoughts by using, watching and touching the materials.

           

          Details

          Client: Covestro

          Material: Wood coating: Bayhydrol®, transparent cube: Makrolon®, cloud: Cardyon™, seat cover: INSQIN®

          Dimensions: W 300 D 180 H 160 cm

          Photo: Covestro Deutschland AG

          Stand up
          2016
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          2016
          Stand up

          The table system is based on a central tube, which connects base plate and tabletop. The construction allows also the use of a circular box. Tabletop and box can be completed by wooden elements, which are used as additional tabletop or lid for the storage space.

           

          Details

          Producer: Objekten

          Material: Powder-coated steel, Ash wood

          Dimensions: H 53 x Ø 40,5cm

            Grid
            2016
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            2016
            Grid

            Grid translate a wire grid from displays for shops and stores into an object for home use. Tubes form the frame of the metal grid and a clothing rail - so that the object can be used in the bathroom or sleeping area as clothes valet or in the hallway and living area as coat rack.

             

            Details

            Material: Powder-coated steel

            Dimensions: W 55 D 45 H 168 cm

              ABC
              2016
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              ABC

              ABC is an modular coat rack system, whose name is inspired by The Jackson 5 song ABC. Just as the song teaches the alphabet with apparent ease, the coat rack system is characterised by effortless playfulness. It offers different configuration options allowing users to create their own vocabulary.

               

              Details

              Producer: Echtstahl

              Material: Coated steel, maple wood

              Dimensions: H 8,5 T 3 L 50 / 80 cm

              Assistent: Roman Weil

                123
                2016
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                123

                123 is a series of tables comprising a side table, a bistro table and a bar table. The table can be configured to be made entirely of steel, wood or different combinations of the materials.

                 

                Details

                Producer: Echtstahl

                Material: Coated steel, maple wood

                Dimensions:

                Side table: 45 x 45 H 42 cm
                Bistro table: 65 x 65 H 74 cm
                Stand table: 55 x 55 H 110 cm

                Assistant: Roman Weil

                  Funktionsraum
                  2016
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                  Funktionsraum

                  At the Funktionsraum exhibition, Designer Thomas Schnur and photographer Sven Lützenkirchen juxtapose furniture and photographic pieces, this giving rise to associative cross references that allow new perspectives on their work.

                   

                  Details

                  Location: Köln, Körnerstraße 48


                   

                    Twist
                    2016
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                    Twist

                    Stability through torsion – the structure made of twisted flat rods forms the base frame of the Twist side table. Two times three elements create a rigid, stable structure which, thanks to the twisting, nevertheless appears light and delicate. The table communicates portability. It can be used flexibly in the most varied of spaces and continually interacts in new ways with other items of furniture and objects.

                     

                    Details

                    Material: Powder-coated steel

                    Dimensions: Ø 40 H 60 cm

                    Assistant: Baptiste Lambert

                      Funktion Schnitt
                      2016
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                      Funktion Schnitt

                      Shirts by Funktion Schnitt are characterized by their fittings and the material they are made of. This two core competences where the main issues for the store design. The frontal presentation of the shirts show the colours and the fittings. By touching the base material, which is presented on wall consoles and platforms in the store, it can be studied and with this the function of the different textiles become better understandable.

                       

                      Details

                      Client: Funktion Schnitt

                      Location: Köln, Ehrenstraße 84

                      Assistant: Baptiste Lambert

                        Stand up
                        2015
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                        2015
                        Stand up

                        At one time an integral part of people’s kitchens, the wash area gradually evolved over time into a separate self-contained room. Now though we are increasingly seeing bathrooms moving back into the living areas. The Stand up collection features a universal design that deliberately avoids aligning itself with one specific location. Instead, the collection embraces the notion of using furniture flexibly throughout the home. The side table can stand in the shower, or equally next to your sofa, while the curtain can screen off the shower or also serve as a suspended living room partition. The platforms and compartments of the plateau stands make personal items accessible at a convenient height to users when they are standing up.

                         

                        Details

                        Material: Powder-coated steel,

                        oak wood, waterproof linen

                        Assistant: Roman Weil

                          Station
                          2015
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                          2015
                          Station

                          Station is an object between cable drum and side table. The furniture has an open structure which evokes associations of a tool. The front case is a deposition for tablet, mobile phone or magazines. The container on the back offers space for a multiple plug. An extension cable can be winded around the base frame. Color and form of the object respond to the language of combinable technical products and cables. In this way the object act as go-betweens of device, furniture and living space.

                           

                          Details

                          Producer: Magazin

                          Material: Powder-coated steel

                          Dimensions: W 27 D 37 H 60 cm

                          Assistant: Roman Weil

                            Gravity
                            2014
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                            2014
                            Gravity

                            Gravity rethinks the idea of a wardrobe, starting at its essential elements. In a balance of forces the bended metal tube is held in its position only by a cord string - this string is fixed to the wall by two metal hooks.

                             

                            Details

                            Producer: Nomess Copenhagen

                            Material: Metal tube, cord string

                            Dimensions: W 92 D 30 cm

                            Assistant: Thomas Galletley

                              Felt Stool
                              2014
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                              Felt Stool

                              The thought to design a stool in polyester-fibre-fleece came through the fascination for the material and its processing possibilities. It has a pleasant haptic and is both noise-reduced and sound absorbing. The seating surface of the ‘felt stool’ is round and communicates mobility in all directions. Its ground is square and generates stability and orientation in the room.

                               

                              Details

                              Material: polyester-fibre-fleece

                              Dimensions: Ø 27 / 37 x H 42 cm

                              Assistant: Kévin Anthoine-Milhomme

                                Standard
                                2014
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                                Standard

                                One standard solid oak plate as starting material is sawed into single components leaving almost no waste. The vertical and horizontal arrangement of these poles, ledges and boards results into a construction where junctions are glued at the sides and screwed at the fronts. These alternate layers ensure a dismantlement without an impairment of the stability. Standard is a shelf system. Its form stands down to be a functional utility space for the user's personal things.

                                 

                                Details

                                Material: Oak Wood

                                Dimensions: W 76 D 41 H 180 cm

                                Assistant: Kévin Anthoine-Milhomme

                                  Objects and the Factory
                                  2014
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                                  Objects and the Factory

                                  The factory stands for a place that today became something of a rarity. Formerly, at the beginning of the industrialisation, the factory initiated the modern serial production. Mostly on the brink of the city, people were working in physical contact with the material and machines. Today modern fabrics and production halls remind increasingly on laboratories. Technical precision and the quantity of robots control the halls. Also Köln-Ehrenfeld was formerly a working district. Today the factories and manufacturers are disappearing; The production halls are turning into ateliers and agency facilities.

                                   

                                  Curated and organised by Karoline Fesser, Kai Linke and Thomas Schnur

                                    Construct Table
                                    2014
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                                    Construct Table

                                    The idea of the Construct Table is to trace the table back to its construction to subsequently rethink it through a factory. This approach leads to a table which reminds of the classic bistro table and simultaneously communicates its fabrication in sheet metal. The side table consists of a round table top and three identically constructed parts which are laser cut out of 3mm sheet metal. Afterwards the parts are fixed through spot-welding.

                                     

                                    Details

                                    Producer: Magazin

                                    Material: Sheet steel

                                    Dimensions:

                                    Ø 40 H 60 cm

                                    Ø 65 × H 72 cm

                                    Assistant: Thomas Galletley

                                      Pop-up Store
                                      2014
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                                      Pop-up Store

                                      pinqponq backpacks celebrate urban life. This approach is also revealed in the design of the pinqponq pop-up store. Striking white arrow-shaped stripes applied to one door and two windows bring to mind road signs and these lead visitors intuitively through the store. The table-tennis table evokes Sunday afternoons spent in the park. And the wooden bench woos you over to sit and watch the world go by. This outdoor furniture provides the setting for the actual main attraction here – the backpacks. These are displayed on the walls, almost as if strapped to the backs of invisible passers-by at the heart of this urban microcosm.

                                       

                                      Details

                                      Client: pinqponq

                                      Location: Köln, Brüsseler Straße

                                      Assistant: Kévin Anthoine-Milhomme

                                        Signs
                                        2014
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                                        Signs

                                        Traffic signs are pointing images whose meaning needs to be learned by anybody who moves on streets. This way and Stop take up the symbolism of these omnipresent signs and transform the products of the public space into objects of the private interieur. Stop sign and driving direction become wall mirrors. The driving direction features a special characteristic: It‘s rotatable in all directions.

                                         

                                        Details Producer: details, produkte + ideen
                                        Material: Mirror
                                        Dimensions: Ø 50 cm
                                        Assistant: Kévin Anthoine-Milhomme
                                          Rubber Lamp
                                          2013
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                                          2013
                                          Rubber Lamp

                                          Rubber Lamp is created by the interest in the in and outside of products. The table lamp consists of two parts: the construction inside (flexible steel rod, switch and electricity components) and the heat resistant silicone outside. The cover protects the inner components and gives the lamp an organic and warm attitude.

                                           

                                          Details

                                          Material: Heat-resistant silicone

                                          Dimensions: Ø 11,5 H 34 cm

                                            Barrier
                                            2013
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                                            2013
                                            Barrier

                                            The Barrier screen is a lightweight, nestable, free standing screen. Available in 2 simple size options Barrier can be used to divide a space, absorb sound and add colour, texture and graphic landscape to an interior. The screens are easily hand carry able and can be stacked together when not in use. With almost endless options of fabric colours and textures.

                                             

                                            Details

                                            Material: Metal, Felt

                                            Dimensions: W 140 D 36,5 H 150 cm

                                             

                                              Forest Chair
                                              2012
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                                              2012
                                              Forest Chair

                                              In forests and villages we encounter many utility objects crafted out of tree trunks. Usually the language of these elementary products is formed due to pragmatic reasons. To our industrial informed society these sylvan items often appear rough and solid but also idyllic and indigenous. The structural handling, the transformation, the involvement of the symbolic power of these objects built the core process of developing the Forest Chair.

                                               

                                               

                                              Details

                                              Gallery: Gallery S. Bensimon

                                              Material: Chestnut wood

                                              Dimensions: W 35 D 45 H 85 cm

                                                Hook up
                                                2012
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                                                2012
                                                Hook up

                                                18 hooks wind their way around a metal rod that is embedded in a round steel base. The coat stand Hook-up saves space and also material: Since all basic components are threaded they themselves serve as the connecting elements. The hooks are screwed in the rod, and the rod is screwed in the metal base.

                                                 

                                                Details

                                                Material: Metal

                                                Dimensions: Ø 30 H 165 cm

                                                Assistant: Felix Angermeyer

                                                  Sheet Metal Cabinet
                                                  2011
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                                                  2011
                                                  Sheet Metal Cabinet

                                                  The Sheet Metal Cabinet plays with the striking features of two everyday items. One of these is the metal locker with its typical ventilation slits, the other, the frame of a trestle table. What they have in common is the fact that they are made of bent sheet metal. The Sheet Metal Cabinet adopts their character, optimizes their proportions and finally transfers both elements to a new product.

                                                   

                                                  Details

                                                  Material: Sheet metal

                                                  Dimensions: W 60/117 D 28 H 85/89 cm

                                                    Rubber Table
                                                    2011
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                                                    2011
                                                    Rubber Table

                                                    The drain or plunger is an item, which, though it receives little attention, is actually extremely useful. Rubber Table adopts its idiosyncratic aesthetic and transfers it into a new environment. The rubber plunger has become a table leg – setting in motion a new way of looking at this ambivalent object. Manufactured with dyed foam rubber the color and the surface feel of the original object are preserved.

                                                     

                                                    Details

                                                    Material: Polyurethanfoam

                                                    Dimensions: W 40 D 50 H 35 cm

                                                      Holzbank
                                                      2010
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                                                      2010
                                                      Holzbank

                                                      Primarily in forests and villages, conventional wooden benches are a common phenomenon. Crafted from untreated tree trunks, every one of them is handmade and unique. Inspired by the honesty and simplicity of this man-made object, this is a bench that in terms of appearance, shape and materials retains the fundamental qualities of the traditional wooden bench. An optimized, standardized processing technique reinterprets the wooden bench and gives it access to the urban environment.

                                                       

                                                      Details

                                                      Material: Larch wood

                                                      Dimensions: W 165 D 50 H 90cm

                                                        Bench Chair
                                                        2010
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                                                        2010
                                                        Bench Chair

                                                        Bench Chair clearly takes its inspiration from the famous Monobloc Chair but puts the associations that any chair evokes into a new context. Its curved shape is contorted into a voluminous body, thereby creating an abstract space, such that observers are confronted with a transformed hybrid.

                                                         

                                                        Details

                                                        Dimensions: W 130 D 65 H 95cm