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Wed 22.6.

‘Aluminium Series’ by Sebastian Scherer (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 22.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Aluminium Series' by Sebastian Scherer

The German designer Sebastian Scherer has created this ‘Aluminium Series’ collection of sleek, characterised-by-its-oscilloscopic-lines furniture, which has been presented at this year’s international design festival DMY in Berlin. The series, which is ‘based on the basic idea of transforming a two-dimensional form into a three-dimensional object through the process of folding’, has been uniformly

executed in 8mm water-cut aluminium – with the exception of the table whose top is made of Corian – and comprises a chair, a coat hanger and the said table design. (more…)

Wed 1.6.

DMY 2011 – The International Design Festival Berlin

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 01.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,


DMY, Berlin’s much-celebrated International Design Festival returns for its 9th edition.


‘The DMY International Design Festival Berlin will anew take place in the impressive architecture of historic city airport Berlin Tempelhof. The central exhibition showcases pioneering and foresighted works by over 500 professional designers, brands and new talents. Reflecting on design as a full circle system, the central exhibition is accompanied by a vast program of satellite exhibitons and events such as Designer Talks, Lectures, Open Design and Material Workshops. Honouring the talent of young and professional designers, the largest festival for product design in Germany will also celebrate foresighted works within the Ceremony of the DMY Awards and the design contest for young talents of IKEA Stiftung.


‘While a great amount of tools has been invented to make our lives ea- sier and more efficient, we rarely have the time to reflect upon our daily practices and our life with things. Most of the things that surround us are a result of a design process. They are not simply given, but repre- sent continuous development processes and thus are subject to change. Instead of just mirroring the status quo, the DMY International Design Festival highlights forward-thinking products and research-driven pro- jects reflecting upon the social impact of contemporary product design.’


to the DMY website

Steam installation by Daniel Schulze

This poetic installation ‘For those who see’ is the final year project of the German designer Daniel Schulze who recently graduated at UdK (Universität der Künste) in Berlin. It is composed of a matrix of 7 by 7 boxes which individually release synchronized signals of smoke in the air. The pressure for the ascending smoke is generated by vibrating speakers, which are vortexing the air at a perfectly circular opening.

'Don’t Hide Your Light Under A Bushel', table lamp by Uli Budde

After several year’s in the Netherlands the German designer Uli Budde, who started to study at Fachhochschule Potsdam and graduated at Design Acadamy Eindhoven moved back to Berlin. At this year’s DMY festival he presented his newest creation, the table lamp ‘Don’t Hide Your Light Under A Bushel’. It is composed of two basic elements – a cylindric body which includes the Halogene light source and a tilted, cicular reflector. Clear and understandable design – that’s what we like Uli Budde’s work for.


Tue 29.6.

DMY 2010: Architonic reports from the Berlin design festival

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 29.06.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

DMY Festival: on the airfield outside Tempelhof Airport's hangar

Albert Speer’s architectural masterpiece Tempelhof Airport was the venue for this year’s DMY design festival in Berlin. Architonic was needless to say there, ready for take-off…


'Trapezium' by Robhoff, photo by Stephanie Neumann

Last year we discovered the young Berlin based designer Robert Hoffmann at DMY festival, when presented his final year project. This year he showcased his newest creation ‘Trapezium’ a rather artless yet impressing pendant light which is composed of two identical halfs of edged sheet metal. The illuminated gap between these two elements underlines the lamp’s simple composition.

'Trapezium' by Robhoff, photo by Stephanie Neumann

to the Robhoff website

‘Modulares Licht’ by Robert Hoffmann

The Austrian/Croatian designstudio For Use/Numen presented their impressing tape installation during this year’s DMY festival in Berlin. Due to the large area it was not possible to mount the installation as it was conceived like a kind of parasite, site specific object, which uses the existing architecture as docking units. Instead it was built into a custom scaffolding construction, executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).

“The tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea for the installation originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography”, the designers explain.

more For Use/Numen products @ Architonic

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

We all remember their poetic installation ‘The idea of a tree’. During this year’s DMY Festival our friends from Vienna, the bright design couple mischer’traxler, presented their newest installation, a marble run “powered” by traditional Viennese rum truffles. Designed and build as Vienna Design Week Embassy the rattly and flimsy construction, fixed with thin wires and cardboard tubes forms the playful framework of the preseantation and the rolling little rum truffles show the way through the showcased objects and products from past editions of Vienna Design Week.

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' for Vienna Design Week by mischer'traxler

to the mischer’traxler website

to the Vienna Design Week website

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