'Spun' stool by Justin Lamont, photo by Giang Do
The Australian designers Glenn and Justin Lamont from LifeSpaceJourney created this dining table and stools which are composed of spun metal seats/table tops and round, solid wooden legs. Inspired from the simple uncluttered perspective of a child the designer brothers were driven by a desire to utilize simple age old local trades.
'Kalotte' by Sebastian Summa for Hugo Bräuer Metallwaren
By means of its relatively simple and artless old buildings one can see that Neukölln, since a few year’s one of the hippest quarters of Berlin, used to be a typical worker’s house area with many workshops and lots of small-scale industry once.
Some of these old workshops survived and with the help of some Berlin based designers one of them was even able to draw attention to a trade which has almost disappeared behind the globalised market. Together with the industrial designer Sebastian Summa, who is trained as a blacksmith and graduated at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the 100 year’s old family owned metal spinning workshop Hugo Bräuer Metalware developed this beautiful series of suspension lamps.