The Dutch designer and member of the Temporary Collective Arnhem Debbie Wijskamp realised this edition of rather solid looking cabinets made from handmade paperpulp.
'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp
“Inspired by different cultures, making their homes with materials found in their surroundings, Wijskamp wanted to design her own building material. Experimenting with the re-usage of wastepaper resulted in a material with its own characteristic appearance and structure. Besides this, it is a very versatile material with many possible applications.”
'Paperpulp' cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp
The Temporary Collective Arnhem will also be exhibiting at the DMY festival in Berlin from 9-13 June 2010.
It is one of the most important places of remembrance of Berlin history: The former city Airport Tempelhof was built by the Nazis in 1941 and after World War II used for the famous Berlin Airlift, when Soviet guards halted all passenger trains and traffic on the autobahn to West-Berlin. Since the official air traffic stopped in 2008 the impressive building, which once used to be the world’s biggest building in terms of surface area, is used as event and exhibition area. The giant manoeuvring field with its landing strips is open to the public and partly dedicated to a nature reserve for ground-breeding birds.
Former Check-In at Airport Berlin Tempelhof, photo: flughafen-berlin-tempelhof.com
From 9 – 13 June the international design festival DMY Berlin will take place with over 11.000 square meters exhibition space, filled with inspirational prototypes and new product evolutions by over 400 designers. Architonic is delighted to be media partners of this inspiring event.
Postfossil is more than a label under which objects are created. ‘Post-Fossil’ is how the Swiss designers collective see the world after fossil energy sources are completely exhausted. With their silent yet meaningful pieces they re-interpret traditional processing and apply them to their aesthetically and qualitatively sustainable products. One of my favourites is the puristic and elegantly swung clothes-stand ‘Valet’ by the Zurich based designer Anna Blattert. You can just imagine it standing gentlemanly next to your bed keeping your clothes free from creases until the next morning.
“The traditional method of steam bending takes advantage of the characteristics of the solid wood and does not require any additives. The simple folding system allows quick setup and quick storing. The airing out of garments prevents having to wash them excessively and helps to save energy.” the designer explains.
'Valet' by Anna Blattert/Postfossil
“What is the aim of the young designers? The answer is simple: they want to raise awareness. Not with a megaphone, but rather with quiet, subtle remarks artfully incorporated into their objects. POSTFOSSIL’s intention is not to preach, only to ask questions and to look for answers in as public a way as possible, over and over again, in order to broaden design’s horizon and for it to fulfil its sustainable role. They want to encourage responsible interaction with resources and to encourage change on our part before the postfossil age changes us.”
'Reflect' chair and ottoman by Thomas Walde/Postfossil
“‘Reflect chair’, through its form, aims to encourage reflection and meditation which in this day and age is often suppressed by other activities. The reduction to structure and naked realisation activate the user and its thoughts. The size and high armrests inspired by Corbusier’s LC2 typologically bring to mind an easy chair, however, it does not allow for much more than to sit down in it, meditate or open a book. The element in front of it corresponds to an ottoman which can also be used as repository or as a stool.”
Postfossil collection 2010
The next station for the new Postfossil collection will be the DMY Festival in Berlin at the spectacular location of Tempelhof, Berlin’s former city airport.
Within the ‘Made in Berlin’ exhibition which was set up by DMY and Create Berlin during this year’s Milan Design Week the Berlin based practice e27 presented these new pieces, made from laser cut steel sheet.
'loll' side table by e27
“The idea of ‘loll’ is to transfer the idea of stretching metal from 2d to 3d into furniture solutions. stretching the laser cut steel sheet up to maximal strain creates a static equilibrium. with this simple but ingenious technique, a metal sheet just 3 mm thick has been turned into a lounger and a coffee table”, the designers explain.
During this year’s Milan Design Week the contemporary design platform DMY Berlin will be presenting new prototypes and innovative concepts by seven Berlin based design studios. The exhibition, which is coordinated together with Create Berlin will be set up within the beautiful but rough space at Officina in Via Tortona 31.
“‘Malva’ by ett la benn is a furniture collection inspired by the natural qualities of cellulose and viscose: the objects are generated by the forming of moistened sponge cloth and its subsequent air drying on a mould. By simply compressing or connecting several components, numerous variations and extensions of Malva can be generated.”
'Lift' by Mark Braun
'stitching furniture' by Studio Aisslinger
“The ‘stitching furniture’ project by Studio Aisslinger combines new high technologies, applied to traditional stitching techniques, with a collection of edited textile objects.
The objects of the “stiching furniture” collection – armchairs, stools, bowls and lamps – are “plotted” onto a carrier by the means of a programmable stitching machine in order to create a “pop-up-object”, that raises from the surface as if it was extruded into its third dimension. The stitched textile honeycomb structures are resin-impregnated in order to make them rigid and constructive. The result is a series of extremely light and transparent objects, that seem to float in the space as textile 3D-meta-networks.”
This year DMY Berlin offers a special discount for early adopters: In case your project will be selected for the festival participation, you will save 20 % for the stand rental, if you apply for one of the modules until December 31, 2009.
The next edition of the DMY International Design Festival Berlin will take place from Wednesday, June 09 until Sunday June 13, 2010 at tresor.m, Berlin.
At this year’s DMY Festival in Berlin we discovered this series of delicate light objects by the German designer Markus Becker. ‘Perelin’ consists of four different self-supporting objects made from an artfully bent glossy electroluminescent glow sheet.
'Objekt 1' by Markus Becker
“These lights made from EL-foil are very light, thin and flexible, almost like paper. They provide indirect lighting and are definded by being twisted onto themselves. The contrast between back and front side, between luminous and non-luminous surface creates a striking black-and-white effect.”
An event created by Fantastic Norway as part of the DMY International Design Festival 09 in Germany / Berlin. In the project members of Fantastic Norway were wearing models of high-rise towers while walking, cycling and dancing around the city. They dressed up as their latest building and went sight seeing around Berlin.
”The walking houses are man-sized models of our latest architectural project: a tourist destination located on the northern west coast of Norway. As our project depend on the idea of travelling, we decided it was only fair that the houses got to do some travelling too!”
They dressed up as their latest building and went sight seeing around Berlin.
The project consists of a group of narrow high-rise modules welcoming the guests of the Norwegian west coast. The systematic and flexible module-system allows the outdoor spaces, the miniature high-rise modules and the interiors to be designed in collaboration with the future inhabitants and selected artists. Interacting with the locals of Berlin, the event emphasizes the project’s social and local ambitions.
Interacting with the locals of Berlin.
Architectural team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Magnus Ohren, Tomos Osmond, Anne Busemann, Mathias Steinbru, Anette Flygansvær, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Renata Barros and Håvard Arnhoff.
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