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Posts tagged as 'osko+deichmann'

'Objets mélancoliques' bronze objects by Frederic Dedelley, each of the objects has been produced by a limited edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs

Today sees the opening of an excellently-curated exhibition showcasing works of Swiss and international designers at a temporary exhibition- and work-space area in Zurich.

 

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Mon 29.3.

‘Kink’ by osko+deichmann (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 29.03.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Kink' sideboard by osko+deichmann

Recently we announced the current exhibition of osko+deichmann at HELMENRINDERKNECHT gallery in Berlin. Today we can present – especially for those who won’t be able to visit the show – some of the beautiful new pieces of the German design duo.

'Kink' table by osko+deichmann

'Kink' chair by osko+deichmann

'Kink' floor lamp

more osko+deichmann products @ Architonic


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'Kink' by osko+deichmann

At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair the Berlin based designers osko+deichmann recieved the +1 Award for ‘Straw Chair’ – the in and outdoor chair for Blå Station, made from kinked metal tubes is an enhanced design of the Marcel Breuer homage, the duo created for last year’s 90th Bauhaus aniversary. From 27th March to 22nd May 2010 HELMRINDERKNECHT, Gallery for Contemporary Design in Berlin will showcase ‘Kink’, a new family of tubular steel furniture.


to ‘Straw Chair’ for Blå Station @ Architonic

to ‘Straw Chair’ – the homage to Bauhaus-cantilever by Marcel Breuer

to HELMRINDERKNECHT website

'Straw' chair by osko+deichmann

'Straw' chair by osko+deichmann

The Berlin based designers osko+deichmann originally designed their cantilever straw chair in occasion of last year’s 90th Bauhaus anniversary. It was an homage to the Marcel Breuer classic.

The Swedish manufacturer Blå Station who produces also osko+deichmann’s sofa ‘Pebble’ was fascinated by the rather rough processing the designers used – instead of bending the metal tube smoothly, they edged it.

'Straw' chair for Blå Station

'Straw' chair for Blå Station

In collaboration with Blå Station osko+deichmann created a stackable chair, which is adapted for outdoor use as well. It was presented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair for the first time.

'Straw' chair by osko+deichmann

'Straw' chair by osko+deichmann

The 'Straw' chair has been awarded with +1 Award for Best In Show 2010

The 'Straw' chair has been awarded with +1 Award for Best In Show 2010

more Blå Station products @ Architonic

‘Straw Chair’ – homage to Marcel Breuer by osko+deichmann

to the osko+deichmann interview @ Architonic

Blasius Osko and Oliver Deichmann

Blasius Osko and Oliver Deichmann

The two German designers Blasius Osko and Oliver Deichmann have been working as a team for over ten years now. They first attracted international attention with their ‘Pebble’ sofa at Salone Satellite in 2005. A lot has happened since then. ‘Pebble’ is finally in production and osko+deichman have impressed a number of prestigious manufacturers with their reduced and minimalist designs. We met them at their studio in Berlin.

'Clip Chair' by osko+deichmann

'Clip Chair' by osko+deichmann

You got to know each other while you were studying in Berlin and started your first company as early as 1998. How did this early cooperation come about?
Deichmann: Yes, everything actually started during an integrative course of study which was taking place in this form for the last time. We worked very hard in a group of 10 students. As soon as we received our preliminary diploma we decided to set up our own company — in the late 90s there was a feeling that everything was possible and in this spirit we launched ‘Wunschforscher’.
Osko: during the period of the New Economy everything was very dynamic and you could take risks.

Last year you started a cooperation with the Swedish manufacturer Blå Station. Your ‘Pebble’ sofa, which you presented in 2005 at the Salone Satellite, is now finally in production. It was actually ready for production back then — why was it mothballed for so long?
In fact it wasn’t mothballed for so long, at least not by us but rather by a number of manufacturers. The original response to the sofa was great and a number of prestigious companies were interested in it. However, the first manufacturer we came to an agreement with simply took too long for us, and the next one withdrew from the project – I no longer know how many hands ‘Pebble’ went through. Blå Station got in touch with us almost 4 years after they had seen the sofa in Milan.

'Pebble' armchair and ottoman

'Pebble' armchair and ottoman

In view of the current economic situation, designers of consumer goods are coming in for a certain amount of criticism. How do you think designers should and could react to this situation?
Osko: I believe that the keyword is reduction. Quite apart from the crisis, we have always tried to design things at a low level of complexity. Our products are intended to have a clear concept and be as simple to create as possible. It would be nice if the kind of transparency which is being demanded at the political level also managed to to trickle down to the design level. The result would be ‘honest’ products.
Our design always involves the challenge of saying as much as possible while using the minimum amount of resources. I believe that this type of design will be very much in demand in the years to come, for both economic and ecological reasons.

'Straw Chair' by osko+deichmann, a interpretation of the Marcel Breuer cantilever

'Straw Chair' by osko+deichmann, a interpretation of the Marcel Breuer cantilever


continue the interview @ Architonic

more osko+deichman products @ Architonic

Mon 20.4.

‘Straw Chair’ by osko+deichmann

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 20.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

osko+deichmann´s new interpretation of the classic Bauhaus-cantilever by Marcel Breuer

osko+deichmann´s new interpretation of the classic Bauhaus-cantilever by Marcel Breuer

During the Salone del Mobile the Berlin based designers osko+deichmann were invited to participate in the exhibition ‘Prophets & Penitents – Confessions of a chair’ at the Oratorio della Passione at Sant’Ambrogio, Milan. Their contribution will be a homage or new interpretation of the classic Bauhaus-cantilever by Marcel Breuer.

“Until today this Holy Grail remained untouched. Now, for the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the Straw Chair brings the first innovation into tubular steel furniture for over 80 years: the kinked tube.”

more prodcuts by osko+deichmann

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