Creative Fields: Industrial Design
Producer: Mohr Polster
Photography by Lucas Breuer.
Combining Algorithms-Aided Design and traditional craftsmanship to create „Windstärke 5“, a unique daybed with a water surface.
The daybed has its form rooted in Mohr Polster’s specialism, as well as their tranquil living and working habitats in Andelsbuch, Bregenzerwald. A floating geometric structure with a liquid leather surface serves as the piece’s main focus, this simultaneously references Bregenzerwald’s natural landscape but is also a stage that showcases Mohr’s innovative adaptation of technology in craft, only made possible by their experience and expertise.
Pöttinger and Mohr have worked very closely together, throughout both the design and manufacturing processes to arrive at the precise shape of the body–forming waves, which encourage the user to curl up and relax in their most organic forms.
The design places emphasis on continuous emotional balance. By transforming a liquid surface into a piece of flowing upholstery, the unique daybed works against the urge of self–optimization and induces a sense of diving into and embracing one’s own vulnerability.
The wooden base is muted, to provide a calming and meditative potential, while being sturdy enough to support the upholstered element. The leather was coloured by hand and individually choosen for every bed. The spring mattress was done by hand and finished with a CNC milled surface to create the liquid form.
Whether displayed in a public exhibition, or tucked in a corner of an office, the ataractic daybed transports the user to the serene environment of its origin.
The piece is produced by Mohr Polster as a handnumbered limited edition of 20.
Position: Co-Founder, Co-Organizer
Creative Fields: Workshop, Exhibition Design, Industrial Design
The exhibition DESIGNING CRAFT CRAFTING DESIGN explores the collaborative relationship between craftsperson and designer. Under the guidance of the design collective diaméter, students of the Royal College of Art (RCA) London have been urged to reflect upon their position as designers in an urban context as well as in relation to and in contrast with the practices of their collaborators at Werkraum Bregenzerwald, who preserve certain working traditions within a regional craft community. The intersection of these young designers and master craftspeople is told through a journey-led exhibition, depicted through three thematic stages: material culture of Bregenzerwald, visibility and invisibility of craft, and re-contextualizing and reimagining materials and practices. Acting as research laboratory were the workshops of Felder Metall, Mohr Polster, Tischlerei Bereuter, Oberhauser & Schedler Bau, Strolz Leuchten, and Schwarzmann, das Fenster.
Creative Field: Industrial Design, Material Design
Project Partners: Royal College of Art, Tesco, Microsoft Research Lab
Awards: A' Design Award Silver 2017
POC: is a new seagrass-based food packaging material concept which was designed to extend the durability of food, reduce foodwaste and reduce packaging waste. This project is still in a development stage.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, Interior Design
Client: Kaffeekontor Bayern, Handkraft
Partner: Boris Rüther
Creating experiences rather than rooms was the intention when we worked with the new brand „Handkraft“ to create a hub of inspiration, excitement and resources in Munich, Germany.
With a theme of celebrating the joy and honesty of good quality coffee, we created a brand experience that integrates not only the practical features, but let the users dive in to the sensual world of coffee and tea.
Showcasing the companys‘ product range in the relatively small space, the „Freibad“ strikes a balance between inspiration and expertise.
It is a working space, a space for education and inspiration.
Taking the fine traditions and heritage of coffee and tea, a contemporary style has been added to the mix to produce an exciting experience for customers and employees.
Wooden and steel tables and an modular shelving system designed by us and handcrafted by local bavarian artisans sit alongside vintage chairs, whilst the calm green and grey walls add a decorative element to the simple, polished coffeemachines and modern lighting pendants
Client: BMW AG, Admixx
Position: Freelance Lead Industrial Designer
Creative Fields: Industrial Design
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, this innovative and versatile luggage collection offers a sophisticated look for your on the go lifestyle. Features mix recycled material construction, high quality Nappa leather construction produced in accordance with sustainable development and the latest standards applicable in Germany, versatile design that can be utilized as a carry bag or backpack, secret side slant storage pocket, leather snap structured carry handles, zipper top closure, quilted back side inspired by the model seats in the BMW i3, fully lined interior in electric blue, padded laptop compartment, two open pockets and multi-purpose slip pockets.
Fabric composition: 40% RPET, 12% leather, 40% flannel leather.
Photography by Jussi Urbach
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, Material Design
Partners: Tiya Dahyabhai & Andrew Richards
Overgrown Objects is an experimental furniture family made of knitted textiles. Knit is inherently stretchy; its physical properties have allowed us to naturally create a moldable fabric that questions its stability. By challenging the structural integrity of textiles, we have created a collection of self-supported knitted furniture pieces.
Whilst being influenced by organic forms, we began by trapping foam inside
of knitted elastic which allowed the soft material inside to inform the three dimensional shape of the fabric. Then by coating these forms in resin, the foam absorbs the liquid. As a result, the material hardens, creating a stable structure. Thus removing the need for any internal framework. With the aim being to create a collection of furniture pieces, it meant we could push the materials’ capabilities to challenge the notions of functionality within both textiles and conventional furniture.
By exploiting the versatile nature of knitted fabrics, we have constructed an invitingly tactile yet unfamiliar collection that embraces structure and form.
Creative Field: Furniture Design, Industrial Design
This experimental chair was created by wrapping up 80 meters of bioresin-drained marble wool around a cardboard construction. Building up upon a cardboard and resin basis the last layer celebrates itself with a soft finish.
Client: Maloja Pushbikers
Position: Freelance Design Lead
Creative Fields: Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, Industrial Design, Brand Strategy
Maloja Pushbikers is a german cycling team sponsored by Maloja, Fuji Bikes, Thule and many more.
The cycling team’s name is inspired by the “Pushbike Song,“ released by the Australian band “The Mixture“ in 1970. The tune highlights that cycling is not solely a means of transportation or a sport but a way of life, a philosophy, a passion.
Between 2012 and 2015, I was responsible for their branding, homepage and products.
Jerseys by Maloja.
Photography by Niculin/Maloja.