The fifths issue "HANDMADE IN GERMANY" introduces us again to the hidden world of intelligent craft: Valentin Löllmann, German furniture designer, gives us an insight into his Wonderland world, the Italian Design Duo Formafantasma are working on the aura of objects. Essays by leading designers. Roman Bittner explains why the fight for minimalism and reduction in the world of design will lead to...
In spite of being united in a long tradition of crafts, glass and iron could hardly oppose one another more. One exemplifies fragility and transparence; the other metallic strength. Swedish artist Jan Lambert Kruse playfully uses these oppositions to create his fantastic glass objects. Relying on the most basic of shapes, his organic sculptures are reminiscent of natural phenomena. In “Milky Way”, a swirl...
In times where everything can be art, it is sometimes refreshing to come across extraordinary skill. Young Chilean Diego Lorenzini combines realistic drawings of almost photographic quality with casual sketches and cartoons. He uses everyday materials like pencil, biro and notebook, creating an immediacy that, combined with his pensive humour, strikes as a fresh approach to an established medium. In the...
"Our design aims to be just 'nice'", says Daniel and Emma, two young designers with experience in some of the most renomated design studios: Marc Newson, Thorsten Van Elten, Commitee and Philips design to name just a few. They have been listed by Wallpaper magazine in 2009 as one of the recent design graduates to watch and in 2010 awarded the Blueprint most promising talent at 100% design London. They...
Samuel Wilkinson is an award-winning London-based industrial designer who set up his diverse design studio in 2007 and just a year later completed his largest work, co-designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. More recently the Plumen 001 light bulb has won great acclaim including collecting the London Design Museum Design of the Year 2011 and the coveted D&AD Black Pencil. Wilkinson’s studio...
Just in time for the winter season, we inaugurated our new fireplaces designed and built by the bavarian fireplace company Brunner (http://www.brunner.de/) at Direktorenhaus.
Firerplaces at Direktorenhaus - Since December 2011 we are proud to see 7 brand new fireplaces every day at Direktorenhaus. Why that? The idea in regards to the exhibition of a new culture binding fire and warmthsprung out of a pragmatic call of the winter: the old house on the spree, which is part of the old mint coin, does not possess a heating system - the past winters have been too cold.
Opening party for Husmann/Tschaeni "Poultry Poetry". The artist duo transformed Direktorenhaus into a collision of colors, music and performing arts until late.