The German Design Council curated – at this year’s Milan Fair for the second time – an exhibition focused on outstanding contemporary German design. Alongside with products of namable German brands there will be prototypes created by young German designers, such as Mark Braun, llot llov and Formfjord. Design Deutschland 2011 will be on show at Carrozzeria in Via Tortona 32.
The three independently working designers Uli Budde, Mark Braun and Mathias Hahn presented at this year’s imm cologne their new creations. We met the three of them for a short interview which gives some closer explanation of the objects. Enjoy!
The Berlin based designer Mark Braun presented amongst others this series of simple and handy stools at the D³ Professionals, an exhibition at this year’s imm cologne, dedicated to young designers and labels. ‘TON’ is made from laminated wood in bleeched and smoaked oak.
The Berlin based designer Mark Braun was invited by the newly founded DMY Design Gallery at Stilwerk, the temporary exhibition space and shop of the DMY network, to present his most recent study on porcelain. The exhibition will be open from today (vernissage from 6 – 9 pm) until 8 December at Stilwerk, Kantstraße 17, Berlin.
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.”
The Berlin based designer Mark Braun will present two new lamp series at this year´s DMY festival in the German capital. ‘Pyrus’ is a mono material pendant light, made of grey and white paper – therefore the shade is completely biodegradable. You can find Mark´s work at the DMY Allstars exhibition at the ÏMA Design Village.