21 Common Things
2017
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2017
21 Common Things

The exhibition and the eponymous book 21 Common Things 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.

 

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Place: Pop;68 | Bismarckstraße 68, Köln

Date: 16th to 22th of January 2017

    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.

     

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    Another Perspective

    Material: Powder-coated steel

    Dimensions: W 55 D 45 H 168 cm

      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. »ABC, it’s easy as 123«, goes The Jackson 5’s signature song – and the same applies to the new ECHTSTAHL series of tables.

       

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      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

        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.

         

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        Producer: Echtstahl

        Material: Coated steel, maple wood

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

        Assistant: Roman Weil

          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.

           

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          Client: Funktion Schnitt

          Location: Köln, Ehrenstraße 84

          Assistant: Baptiste Lambert

            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.

             

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            Material: Powder-coated steel

            Dimensions: Ø 40 H 60 cm

            Assistant: Baptiste Lambert

              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.

               

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              Website: funktionsraum.com

              Location: Köln, Körnerstraße 48


               

                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.

                 

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                Material: Powder-coated steel

                Dimensions: W 27 D 37 H 60 cm

                Assistant: Roman Weil

                  Stand up
                  2015
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                  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.

                   

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                  Material: Powder-coated steel,

                  oak wood, waterproof linen

                  Assistant: Roman Weil

                    Gravity
                    2014
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                    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.

                     

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                    Producer: Nomess Copenhagen

                    Material: Metal tube, cord string

                    Dimensions: W 92 D 30 cm

                    Assistant: Thomas Galletley

                      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.

                       

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                      Producer: Coming soon

                      Material: Sheet steel

                      Dimensions: Ø 40 H 60 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.

                         

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                        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.

                           

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                          Material: Oak Wood

                          Dimensions: W 76 D 41 H 180 cm

                          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
                              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

                                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.

                                 

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                                Client: pinqponq

                                Location: Köln, Brüsseler Straße

                                Assistant: Kévin Anthoine-Milhomme

                                  Rubber Lamp
                                  2013
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                                  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.

                                   

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                                  Material: Heat-resistant silicone

                                  Dimensions: Ø 11,5 H 34 cm

                                    Barrier
                                    2013
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                                    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.

                                     

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                                    Material: Metal, Felt

                                    Dimensions: W 140 D 36,5 H 150 cm

                                     

                                      Hook up
                                      2012
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                                      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.

                                       

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                                      Producer: ex-t

                                      Material: Metal

                                      Dimensions: Ø 30 H 165 cm

                                      Assistant: Felix Angermeyer

                                        Forest Chair
                                        2012
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                                        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.

                                         

                                         

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                                        Gallery: Gallery S. Bensimon

                                        Material: Chestnut wood

                                        Dimensions: W 35 D 45 H 85 cm

                                          Sheet Metal Cabinet
                                          2011
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                                          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.

                                           

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                                          Material: Sheet metal

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

                                            Rubber Table
                                            2011
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                                            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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                                              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.

                                               

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                                              Material: Larch wood

                                              Dimensions: W 165 D 50 H 90cm

                                                Bench Chair
                                                2010
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                                                Bench Chair

                                                Benchchair 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