“Nou” drying rack, offering a solution for the problem of crammed conventional drying racks, was inspired by Finnish/Italian airing cupboards.
Due to current social changes, more and more urban dwellings are furnished temporarily. Thus the furnishings, formerly fixed and long-term, are replaced by items that are tailored to the need of flexibility. Still the focus is supposed to be on the need of aesthetics and individuality
My design concept is founded upon these considerations.
In addition I wanted to seize the rising awareness towards objects and the respect for them.
The drying rack has been designed for smaller households/shared flats and office kitchens, which sets a measure of six plates.
This project was a competition announced by “Stiftung Katharinenhöhe”. Following the slogan: “A small house for something big”, a birdhouse was to be designed for the Katharinenhöhe Pediatric Clinic for children suffering from cancer.
The design was approached using conventional material and conventional measures in the construction of a birdhouse arousing interest by an unusual appearance.
This is achieved by the unusual surface structure. The open-cell structure of the ceramic surface has an organic character.
Lime wins a competition with a glass manufactur who makes molded glass.
My goal was to creat a crystal glass with typical egdes for light reflection, but in a modern and simple way.
I asked myself, how can the surface, next to the optical quality of the edges for the light refraction, get a functional quality?
For me the answer was the citrus press.
By the geometric layout, the fine distinctive edge and the complex surfaces, the glasses are on one hand clear and on the other hand exciting by their shape.
Through the ribs the glass gets a floating character and the bottom seems starlike.
This products should be produced by oneself. The charm of this design lies in the contrast between organic forms and delicate blossoms and the straight silhouette and firm material of the vase.
On the ground of the vase there is a leather to protect the surface of the underground like a table.
The shape of the razor is characterized by the material used- wire.
Its quick and easy production technology is reflected in the form again . The lightness is due to the very low material consumption. By the bent he gets a good stability for a safe and comfortable hand feeling for the user .
The idea to develop a seat from identically bent equal parts was the background to the design of the seat NYT. The equal parts, three three-dimensionally bent wires, are stuck together and fix each other by jamming. The crossings may be spot-welded to gain more stability.
The origin of this project is the travel bed of Louis Vuitton of 1870th.
The context for the present time is the situation that people temporarily lose their homes and need to be housed in halls.
The following points were important for us to design a camp bed.
The former camp beds out of many individual parts, which can easily be lost.
Secondly, it is quite heavy to build- on the bed, because of the required tension in the lying surface. Another important point is the hygiene.
Our focus was on the lying area, we want to bring more flexibility in the surface. We did experiments with different cuts in the lying area . The incisions are to edge fewer, which brings stability. With the gained flexibility in the middle of the bed an extra mattress is first not a must.
Together with BASF , the projects were issued at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in 2015.
The project was a collaboration with David Gebka and Maximilian Goßler .
The use of mechanics and transmission ratio supports the industrial revolution, the production becomes simple and efficient .
Today even easy handles runs from electrical appliances and the logic of gear is hidden.
Visualization of force and motion is a central starting point of the product .
Starting with the crank, via the gears, the stirrer to the rotation of the bowl by the forces of the dough.
The starting point for the hand- operated food processor is the use of the own muscle power and visualization of gears and their function.
The good sliding properties, the resistance and the hygienic aspect of today’s plastics convey the idea to the present day .
By deliberately show of the gears the product get a object-like character.