CHRISTINE HECHINGER - Old forms and products undergo a continuous process of evolution to be presented in a modern-day context.
Born in 1981 in Schärding, Austria. Studied Industrial Design at the University of Art and Design Linz (Austria) and at Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design (Germany). Internships with the designer duo BLESS in Berlin and STEFAN DIEZ in Munich.
A freelance designer and company name as CHRISTINE HECHINGER since 2011. Art direction for JOHAN Natur Design Wohnen since 2015.
Visit the WEBSITE: www.christine-hechinger.com
At GUAXS we try to develop sculptural objects, that change the atmosphere of a room and have an effect on the people around them. We draw our inspiration from forms of nature and cultural artefacts, always influenced by personal experience gathered on travels, intuition and close observation.
Our objects are made of authentic and sustainable materials, manufactured by hand following practical knowledge and handicraft techniques developed over centuries. Each piece shows the variable traces of human work on its surface, creating interplay between sculptural form and texture.
More specifically, the design of our glass objects combines these aspects with a nuanced and strong color impression, leading to a smooth and natural appearance. This allows them to integrate well into any architecture, while remaining something special and magic at the same time.
Visit the Website: www.guaxs.com
When you consider that you spend about one third of your life in bed, you will understand just how important it is to have the right sleep system. Hardly any other object in our daily life has as much influence on our well-being and health. Health and a good night's sleep are not a matter of taste - the mattress and sprung bed base need to be adapted individually to a person's shape and weight. This is the only way you can be sure of being relaxed when you go to sleep, and waking up feeling refreshed.
Visit the Website: www.femira.de
Utopia & Utility is where we combine the functional and the fantastical.
Each object we design is handmade and unique, and our signature products are called 'Stacking Vessels'. Utopia & Utility focuses on craft manufacturing, combining function and fantasy in objects that are handmade.
The Stacking Vessels combine several materials and makers in a unique object.
Each piece consists of a set of individual containers, stacked together to create a sculptural vessel shape. Once disassembled each part becomes functional, serving as different bowls and vases.
Visit the Website: www.utopiaandutility.eu
"My lights are strongly influenced by creative processes in architecture. The illuminants LED and OLED have completely opened new ways for design. In my designs I always pay attention to harmony between content and form. What is feasible? What makes sense when working with the new technologies? In which direction are we going?"
In 2006 the company benwirth licht was founded in Munich. Our studio is workshop, showroom and "science lab", it is a room to experiment, to build and to exhibit. This is where we design exclusive lights and lighting systems, customized lights and one-offs, with a main focus on LED illumination. Moreover, we develop lighting solutions for private homes and public spaces such as hotels, restaurants, banks and shops.
Visit the Website: www.benwirth.de
DerbeLight is a global artists collective based in Hamburg. We create Light Installations at the convergence of art and functionality.
A passion for meticulous craftsmanship and German engineering form the foundation of our Illuminated Art.
DerbeLight’s unique photographic techniques and printing materials revolutionize the use and display of art with integrated illumination. Our product designs of Illuminated Art walls, Light Cupola ceilings, and seamless Light Portals, elevate the passive photographic image into an immersive visual experience.
The dazzling photo gallery at DerbeLight is a curation of specialized images by outstanding Artists, including those who have been shown at the Tate Modern and MoMA, and those who are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art in India.
With inspiring new applications, our Illuminated Art opens up the conventional limitations of interior and exterior design in an unprecedented manner.
If you can imagine it, we can design it! We can bring the expansive vista from a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey to light up a high-rise apartment in Mumbai; Or a drone image of the Brazilian rain forest into the floor of a studio apartment in Paris. We bring noble Masaai and Hadza Warriors atop the rocks of a flowing river in Tanzania, to become the iconic image in the reception area of an atelier in Los Angeles.
The beauty of our Illuminated Art is limitless in functionality and in its ability to transport mundane boundaries into exhilarating new visual-spatial design.
Visit the Website: www.derbelight.com
Whilst training in carpentry Ernst Gamperl turned to the lathe rather by chance, and embarked on his lifelong love affair with wood. Starting out an autodidact with no previous knowledge of the art, Gamperl was unhampered by convention in his approach to turnery.
From the outset he devoted his energies to the same artistic issues he was to toil at ever after. Even today he carves similar shapes time and again, improvising ever-new details, and time and again he juxtaposes structures and profiles to create a whole that is completely novel, hitherto unknown. Though Gamperl used to be ever on the lookout for precious, exotic woods, he has since come to prefer European wood like maple, beech, Italian olive tree and principally oak. During his first few years at the lathe he would turn “rough forms” out of freshly-cut wood that took a long time to dry before they could be treated, but now he exclusively uses wet wood. Gamperl’s early works display precision craftsmanship and clearcut design; his more recent receptacles employ minimalistic, archaic forms and surfaces to bring out the beauty of the wood with compelling effect.
Ernst Gamperl’s sculptures aren’t just turned on the lathe, they’re the fruit of years of painstaking toiling with his medium: wood. Over the past 20 years he has studied its drying properties and their impact on the sculpture. He knows it’s a give and take, a dialogue with the material, he can never force a shape upon it. Working out the implications of this insight is a challenge that always spurs him on.
Curved edges and bulges, projections and indentations emerge out of the natural deformation of the wood. They are part and parcel of the design, as are branches and irregular growth formations, and fissures and fractures that he consciously repairs and controls. The immanent expressive power of the material, the grain, lines and colouring, its softness or hardness, compact heaviness or paper-thin transparency is underscored by his treatment of the surfaces: waxing and polishing, scrubbing out the streaks or carving filigree parallel grooves, contrasting smooth and shiny with rough-hewn, scarred surfaces.
What makes the sculptor’s works what they are, however, is not only his virtuosity and material, but the forces that have been acting on the tree and its growth for centuries. Whether it is solitary or grove-growing, on fertile or hungry soil, exposed to wind and weather and outside influences – all these factors are engraved indelibly on the “memory of the grain” and give the receptacle its final form. Naturally enough, Gamperl is loathe to chop down a centuries-old tree, so he uses trunks that could not stand their ground against the wind or had to be felled for other reasons. On the bottom of each receptacle you’ll find the turner’s mark and work number, the year it was made and, quite importantly, the age of the tree.
To close with the words of architect Louis I. Khan, “Ask the wood what it would be.” Ernst Gamperl has the gift of turning wood into what it would be. And that’s fabulous.
Let’s start at the beginning
bordbar - the name has been synonymous with the remodelling of authentic airplane trolleys into design objects since 2006. We were first to come up with the idea to use trolleys in everyday life and not just in planes. That is the reason we have the most experience in this market. On top of that we also continually demonstrate our inventiveness with many newly developed objects. bordbar’s elementary passion of refurbishing old furniture and giving them a new context is what continues to drive us. We meticulously work on each design and consistently develop our trolleys in our manufacture. We live for our vision of aesthetic design and functionality in our products.
New designs, new techniques, new functions - challenges we are happy to face every day. Actually, we love them. Our way of handling the materials is unique. Reliability is the most important factor when choosing materials and implementing designs, which certainly is reflected in the end-product.
We care about quality not only because we love what we do, but also because we are convinced that our customers deserve sustainable and durable products. That is why we apply only the highest standards of design, materials and surfaces. Starting at the initial idea, we make many decisions in order to maximise the quality, design and function of our product. We know, that only the best materials combined with honest craftsmanship can lead to high-end, quality furniture.
Visit the website: www.bordbar.de
Thomas Hoof Produktgesellschaft was founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of Manufactum to develop high-quality solutions for the parent group.
Ten years later, Manufactum's founder Thomas Hoof and the Thomas Hoof Produktgesellschaft separated from the group and established the Thomas Hoof Group.
The Thomas Hoof Produktgesellschaft continues to develop and distribute high-quality products for domestic use, including light switch systems made of porcelain, bakelite and glass, lights and bath accessories. Our products are available through installers and specialist dealers, our own shop and continue to be carried in the Manufactum product range.
Visit the website: www.produktgesellschaft.de
Whoever wants to talk about the future must first know about the past. Behind every success are dedicated people with a wealth of ideas who want to create something together. And behind every success is a vision pointing towards the common path to the future.
After more than 60 years, we look back on our beginnings, on the progress of our company - from a single upholsterer to one of the most important upholstered furniture manufacturers in Europe. At the same time we give an insight into a company with a solid past and a promising future.
Perhaps it is because we now believe comfort to be even more important? In any case, we see genuine value in producing upholstered furniture that you can sit really well on. It should be a joy: to truly relax, to sit back, to snuggle in and to feel completely at home. In order to achieve this, we have been producing highquality furniture for sitting on and relaxing in for over 60 years. Our loyal staff in Germany have been at our side; some from families who have been working with us for three generations. They work with passion and expertise to produce
branded upholstered furniture for all those who truly value a good chair.
Media 3000 is as unique and versatile as your home: a vast array of elements and colours. Choose from alpina white, cubanit grey or sahara, fine matt lacquer or radiant high gloss lacquer.
Available with 1 drawer or 2 drawers.
This item has an approx delivery time of 6-8 weeks
When Hans Stockinger started building safes in Munich in 1978, he had a vision: He did not only want to built the world’s most secure safes, but the world’s most beautiful safes as well.
Safes that integrate perfectly into elegant private interiors and that were meant to free the valuable collections of passionate owners of jewelry, watches and art from grey safe deposit boxes and cellar safes.
Today, more than 30 years later, this vision is as alive as before, and is mirrored in every detail of our safes.
THE WORLD’S BEST SAFES. PERIOD.
Whenever Stockinger develops a new safe, we have a clear aim: To build the world’s best safe.
Uncompromising security; perfect craftsmanship; totally individual exterior and interior design. Masterpieces for people that are only satisfied by the best.
Thus, Stockinger safes have a home in the high nobilities’ residences as well as in the villas and yachts of top-athletes and film stars, businessmen’s penthouses, and private collectors’ lofts. Customers whom we value more than anything, but whom we would never talk about – discretion is sacred to us.
Visit the website: www.stockinger.com
CRADLE DAYBED - Designed by Henrik Pedersen for GLOSTER
Cradle - it´s all about creating defined rooms, your own private oasis in the outdoor area, but still open and exposed to the elements - with a sense of enclosure. Luxurious for one, but big enough for two.
PHILOSOPHY AND DESIGN PROCESS
Henrik Pedersen runs a Danish design studio focussed on lifestyle-based design, ranging from furniture and lighting to projects for clothing and food packaging companies. Henrik says “In our design solutions we adopt an international approach since our market place often spans the world. Our clients are both Danish and international enterprises and from many different lines of business. An important aspect of our work is keeping up with market trends, and therefore travelling, exploring and being inspired by the moment are essential to being able to see beyond tomorrow.”
Visit the website: www.gloster.com
For more than 20 years, our parent company Manufaktur HOMMEL projects high-end interiors. Our scope of service ranges from drafting and production of architecturally sensitive interior design and in-house furniture collections to contract business projects with general contractors or public clients. For five years now, we have been creating sound concepts that do not visibly interfere with interiors, due to customer requests. The birth of HOMMBRU®phonic was marked.
integrating loudspeakers into furniture
joining acoustics and design
unite unique sound systems and distinct interior concepts
experience impressive sound quality in a completely new way and form
Visit the website: www.hommbru.com
JAN KATH IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST IN-DEMAND DESIGNERS OF HAND-KNOTTED CARPETS. HE PURPOSELY BREAKS WITH CONVENTIONAL STYLES AND THROWS STRICT DESIGN RULES OVERBOARD.
The man from Bochum doesn’t shy away from combining classic elements from the oriental carpet with contemporary, minimalist design. Another major theme of his current work involves the interpretation of photorealistic motifs in textile art, which Kath perfects together with his carpet weavers in the workshops in Kathmandu (Nepal).
INSPIRED BY NUMEROUS TRIPS TO VIBRANT CITIES AND NOT LEAST BY HIS NATIVE RUHR REGION WITH ITS ARCHAIC INDUSTRIAL CULTURE, JAN KATH QUICKLY DEVELOPED HIS DISTINCTIVE SIGNATURE WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY STYLE-DEFINING.
His carpets have won many awards (Red Dot, Carpet Design Award, and many more) and are often exhibited in art and design museums (including the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Art Museum Riga Bourse, and the Beijing International Design Triennial).
JAN KATH IS REPRESENTED WORLDWIDE BY SELECT DEALERS AND IN 2011 HE TURNED A LONG-PLANNED VISION FOR A SERIES OF MONO-BRAND STORES INTO REALITY.
Stores in Bochum – the creative heart of the Ruhr region – Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, New York, Munich, Vancouver and a Jan Kath store in Stuttgart have already opened. Further locations in Europe and on other continents are set to follow.
Visit the website: www.jan-kath.de
TABLES. MADE WITH PASSION.
Our dedication to the wood, the passion to create something extraordinary and the pursuit of technical perfection motivate us. Every day, for over 50 years. The result is furniture with character. Sculptures, Solitaires, that enhance any setting as dining table, coffee table, work or conference table. And, if you like, combined with original benches and highboards as well.
BELFAKTO reads like bel facto as in “beautifully made” – and reflects the high standard of craftsmanship and design you’ll find in every product. Truly high-end sculptures, outstanding and full of character, that can be made to suit our client’s individual needs. Come and take a seat.
Visit the website: www.belfakto.com
Serenity surrounds me.
Clarity in design, passion in action. Wolfgang Hartauer creates things for spaces that have a high degree of recognition in their independence. Loud occurrence is not necessary. The objects seem to have a powerful calmness, which allows the object and space to enter into an energetic interaction.
By their restraint, Hartauer's designs fit into a wide range of spatial situations. The focus is on the changing needs of the owner and requirements on the subject. And the fact that Hartauer just does not want to create static objects for any moment. Whether furniture or accessories - with all the formal simplicity and reduced appearance, the designs are complex, playfully alterable and sensuous in their materiality.
The furnishings are conceived and made in Germany. The company is located in Holzminden and therefore close to the center of the German furniture industry in Westphalia. Short paths enable continuous on-site exchange and close, trustworthy cooperation with medium-sized companies and suppliers. Special solutions can also be conceived and realized in a knowledge-based way. During the manufacturing process, Wolfgang Hartauer focuses on the quality of materials and processing. He persistently insists on accuracy down to the smallest detail.
With his interior design company, founded in 2014, Hartauer has created a platform that manifests his love for timeless design and selected materials. Interior Things is open to the new and is looking for offers of exchange with designers and architects.
Passive cooperation is welcome!
Visit the website here: www.interiorthings.de
A German company's development of high-output LED lighting built into fabrics offers property designers everywhere some unique possibilities.
No longer do you have to be restricted by the traditional separation of lighting and textile coverings. CARPETLIGHT's technology offers the possibility to create unique spaces with enhanced beauty and prolonged periods of interior brightness.
We love lighting at DESTIG and we also like the idea of replacing some stand-alone luminaries and pendants with a fusion that allows lighting to blend discreetly into the textiles that cover our walls, windows and floors.
Originally developed for professional usage in the film and photography industries, CARPETLIGHT has adapted it's technology to also suit the requirements of experimental Interior Designers seeking to maintain high levels of light while retaining the mood enhancing benefits of fabric coverings.
Some of the efforts we had previously seen on the market lacked both sophistication and performance, CARPETLIGHT'S product is both snazzy and clean and is powerful enough to light up very large rooms.
Used discerningly this technology offers a touch of glamour and can add that wow factor to your project. Imagine the face of your guests the first time you draw the curtains and hit that switch? - priceless!