Twist for Functionals
2017
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2017
Twist for Functionals

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

      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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        2016
        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.

         

        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

          ABC
          2016
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          2016
          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

            Funktion Schnitt
            2016
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            2016
            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

              Twist
              2016
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              2016
              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

                Funktionsraum
                2016
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                2016
                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

                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.

                   

                  Details

                  Material: Powder-coated steel

                  Dimensions: W 27 D 37 H 60 cm

                  Assistant: Roman Weil

                    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

                      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

                        Construct Table
                        2014
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                        2014
                        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: Coming soon

                        Material: Sheet steel

                        Dimensions: Ø 40 H 60 cm

                        Assistant: Thomas Galletley

                          Felt Stool
                          2014
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                          2014
                          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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                            2014
                            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

                              Signs
                              2014
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                              2014
                              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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                                2014
                                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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                                  2014
                                  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

                                    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

                                          Producer: ex-t

                                          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

                                                  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