“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 ofaesthetics and individuality
The design concept is founded upon these considerations.
In addition, the awareness towards objects and the respect for them was in the focus.
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.
The goal was to creat a crystal glass with typical egdes for light reflection, but in a modern and simple way.
Asking, how can the surface, next to the optical quality of the edges for the light refraction, get a functional quality?
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.
Fact is, that in the future the living space in cities will get smaller. There are quite a lot of solutions for small living spaces, its not a new subject. Additional to the smaller space there are new habits and ways to live.
How our needs and habits will change? Can a reduction of the things offers new freedom in using them? Can the design of products create new space?
At this point i was thinking a lot in square meters. Because of this i wanted to feel the small space by myself and get another point of view. So i went to a prison. There i realized what it means to be in a small space and, more important, to see what the freedom means, to create your own surrounding, doesn ́t matter how small or big the space is.
With this new impression and feeling, small space for me was always connected with boarders, physical and mental boarders. I wanted to focus more on our own freedom to leave these boarders, to leave the small space. That often means to move. See something new.
But i also realized, that you always need the feeling of protection, of security. This protection can be as well a small space, a shell, a cover.
Begun at the issue of diminishing living space, on the constriction of a prison cell, to the consideration of borders and the appreciation of freedom, in various forms, this project has changed and grown very personally.
The freedom, to move as independently as possible, which owns a majority of the people, is often limited by themselves created dependencies. How you can break through this dependencies? With lightness, with curiosity. And a small space around you, who protect you. This small space will be the product.
The idea, easy to pack the backpack, little luggage without much equipment, full of lightness, that was the origin point of the following product. The task was to translate this idea of ease and simplicity in a product.
If you move, you have a backpack, a tent, a sleeping back and so on. All this things, small spaces itselfs, offers the user to expand the own boarders. But sometimes all this stuff is to to much equipment, to much weight.
The idea is to have a tent with integrated mattress support. If the tent is folded up, it takes over some functions of the bagpack, for example, it forms the shell around the luggage and in the area of the back it has already the necessary cushioning.
Inspired of the idea of the lightness the concept started with air filled structures for stabilitiy.
The shape of the base is influenced by thoughts and considering how much space you really need in the tent. The resulting shape of base area of the tent characterizes the appearance. It is obvious that the foot area provides only the most necessary place, whereas the area of the head and arms opened generous space for seating and luggage.
The lying surface is subdivided to facilitate the folding. The foot area will be rolled up and the padded side areas will form the enclosure for the luggage bag in the mobile condition.
The air filled structure brings stability and contour to the tent and define shaping lines.
There is a backbone, which rises continuously from the foot end up to 85cm in the head area. The three transverse tubes intersect with the spine and stiff out. In addition to the tubes, an eyelet is inserted on the base in order to be able to spread the tent well with a very uneven ground.
The air-filled tubes have a diameter of 45mm.
The openings for the ventilation are located at the foot end and the head, the lowest and highest point of the interior. Thus, a slight chimney effect can arise. At the entrance there is a double wall, internally mosquito net is sewn, which is to be opened and closed separately to the main entrance.
Die Form der Dinge
The concept of the design exhibition in the reception area of the SparkassenVersicherung in Stuttgart originated from the given premises.
Design and implementation with Linda Deiters and Carolyn Raff and helpers.
The exhibition ran eight weeks for two levels.
The exhibition concept is to create the neutralization of the ground situation to a unit exhibition space. The different materials of the floor, walls and ceiling are less into attention fall.
To create a clear exhibition area, the area was hatched. By hatching, an optical connection of the two levels is produced.
The hatching is to have a self-reliance, but always a means to stay to the end.
The focus of the " Surface- project" were to start surface experiments that were related to the visual and tactile change in surface by different processing methods . The material concrete and the range of different surface textures were particularly interesting.
The unusually smooth surface , which does not fit into the known appearance of concrete will surprise and make the user curious. The seat object has a length of 8.5 m and a height of 75 cm . The three panels have a seat height of 25 cm each. Optically separated through a 2 cm gap. This can also act as a light gap by a light area inside of the object.
This project was a collaboration with Antonia Rindfleisch and Linda Deiters.
This object indicates abstractly, paths covered and time spent in one place.
Important is the intensity of the time spent and the fact that the way has been covered at day or night. Day and night are inverted , therefore the night rides are illuminated . The frequency of the visited place is reflected in the size of the hole .