January 2022

Posts tagged as 'Werner Aisslinger'

'Organic Dwelling' - exhibition view; photo by Architonic

‘If we would like to survive as human beings we should live in the harmony of Nature’ suggests the renowned Dutch designer and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort who has presented her recent project exploring the subject of biomimicry in contemporary design and architecture.


One of the highlights of last week’s Moscow Design Week, ‘ORGANIC DWELLING: biomimicry in design & architecture’ surveys’ how designers and architects have embraced a more organic language, welcoming technology while not letting go of our more primal instincts.’ The installation is held at the State Museum of Architecture MUAR and will remain on view until 30 November. (more…)

'Hemp Chair' by Werner Aisslinger, shown in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile; photo by Michel Bonvin

The increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products has led to many ingenious and, sometimes, unexpected inventions frequently incorporating state-of-the-art technology. With this in mind, Berlin-based architect and designer Werner Aisslinger has recently designed a ‘Hemp chair’ – ‘world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibres’.


'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

During this year’s currently ongoing DMY festival in Berlin, the German design practice Studio Aisslinger presents its new edition of seating furniture. With ‘Network’ Werner Aisslinger and his team created light and transparents structures based on the smart combination of high technologies and traditional stitching techniques.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

“The volumes are first translated with software into 2d projections of themselves that can be directly programmed into the machines that stitch the pattern into a carrying surface. The carrying surface is then dissolved and the embroidered 2d pattern becomes free to form a 3d object. The objects formed by the stitched honeycomb structures are fixed over a fiberglass mould and impregnated with resin in order to make them rigid and constructive”, the designers explain.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

‘NETwork’ was developed together with a traditional German manufacturer in Plauen, a region with a long tradition in stitching and embroidery. The fabrics are made by the Danish manufacturer Kvadrat.

'Network' by Studio Aisslinger

to the Studio Aisslinger profile @ Architonic

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

With his ‘LoftCube’ the Berlin based interior architect and designer Werner Aisslinger introduced an architectural prefabricated add-on for urban spaces. His new ‘Fincube’ builds the equivalent “hideaway-innature” solitaire. Developed with a South Tyrolian team, the ‘Fincube’ was created 1200m above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy.

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

Sustainable nomadic house
“Made entirely of local wood, the building provides 47 sqm of living space with a minimal CO2 footprint: local suppliers and local crafts using local long-lasting and recyclable materials manufactured with the precision and care of tyrolese handwork. The Fincube is a materialized vision of a small housing unit with a long lifecycle. It can easily be dismantled and rebuilt on a new site, and even more important for nature hideaways: it requires minimum soil sealing – just 2 sqm that are easily renatured after the Fincube is moved to another location.”

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

Long-lasting design
“The design is minimal, material-orientated, and in close touch with nature – the wooden space with a 360-degree triple glazing is furnished with a second facade layer, producing shade and giving the building a unique overall mushroom-like monoshape. The horizontal ledges give privacy to the Fincube and embed the building into forests, meadows, mountain sides or any nature resorts. The combination of long-lasting design and the option of changing its location after a while make the Fincube a flexible home or hideaway and a lifetime companion.”

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

'Fincube' by Studio Aisslinger

more information about the project @ Architonic

to the Studio Aisslinger profile @ Architonic

'Malva' by ett la benn

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.”

'Pit' by e27

'Clark' by llot llov

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to the llot llov profile @ Architonic

'Meshlamp' by Werner Aisslinger

'Meshlamp', 2009, Edition of 10 + 1, by Werner Aisslinger

The HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery in Berlin recently opened their new exhibition VASE vs. VASES. 15 international designers and artists, among them Alfredo Häberli, Oskar Diaz, Werner Aisslinger and Martí Guixé, have been invited to show their contemporary interpretations of this commodity item. The exhibition is open until 09 January 2010.

One of my favourite pieces is the work by Werner Aisslinger. To produce the vase, a specially crafted mould in the form of a bag and made out of fibre glass is filled with liquid glass and blown into a cylindrical wooden form. The mesh leaves its print in an uncontrollable process of dilation in the glass and makes each of the mesh lamp stands unique in its form and structure of surface. Each object is a unique piece. The techniques were developed in cooperation with the Centre for Glass CIAV Centre International D’Art Verrier, Meisenthal (France).

'Lineas' by Alfredo Häberli

'Lineas' 2007, Edition 5 of each, by Alfredo Häberli

Alfredo Häberli designed a series or family of three vases made of pure glass, each individually banded with colored rubber bands which seem to hold the glass together, but are simply an instrument to divide the vase aperture in order to present single flowers or bouquets in the very same vase.

Objet mélancolique No 1 (vase), 2009, Edition of 6+1 by Frédéric Dedelley

Objet mélancolique No 1, 2009, Edition of 6+1 by Frédéric Dedelley

In Dedelley´s vase the production process and the material are part of the design. The imperfection of an archaic production process (sand casting) and a good portion of fortuitousness due to his choice of material (Tombac, light alloy brass / a mixture of bronze and brass) determine the final shape of the vase. Small imperfections in shape, a vivid and accidental color and the rare quality of the surface provide the unique and outstanding beauty and distinctive character of this vase.

'Podium' (Gold / Silver / Bronze), 2009, Edition of 5+2 by Nicolas Le Moigne

'Podium' (Gold / Silver / Bronze), 2009, Edition of 5+2 by Nicolas Le Moigne


For technical support contact Alfred Giolai VASE vs. VASES at the HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery in Berlin