Designers A–B

Werner Aisslinger / Soft
Volker Albus / Fritz
Jurgen Bey / do-add#c2
somewhat different. Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention
Laetitia de Allegri / Stoppo
BLESS / Vacuum Cleaner
Werner Aisslinger / plus unit
J.-Oliver Bahr / Pin Coat
Andreas Boebel / Frontline
Volker Albus / downlight
Miguel Vieira Baptista / Figo
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec / Algues
Volker Albus / Kick and Brush
Andreas Bergmann / Swords into Ploughshares, Fences for Sitting
Todd Bracher / Freud
Volker Albus / Genuine Nepalese Rug
Thomas Bernstrand / Gobble
Büro für Form / rocker
Werner Aisslinger

conventional: techno gel in hospital
different: techno gel at home

Werner Aisslinger / Soft / couch / 2000 / cast aluminium, stainless steel, techno gel / 86 x 60 x 180 cm / serial / Zanotta, Italy / Photo: Marino Ramazzotti / © Zanotta spa
<b>Werner Aisslinger / Soft</b> / couch / 2000 / cast aluminium, stainless steel, techno gel / 86 x 60 x 180 cm / serial / Zanotta, Italy / Photo: Marino Ramazzotti / © Zanotta spa

conventional: a rail in a frame
different: the rail is the frame

Werner Aisslinger / plus unit / bookshelf / 2001 / ABS (synthetic material) / modular system of drawers, 6 modules on castors / 16 x 44 x 44 cm each / serial / Magis, Italy / Photo: Occhiomagico / © Magis spa
<b>Werner Aisslinger / plus unit</b> / bookshelf / 2001 / ABS (synthetic material) / modular system of drawers, 6 modules on castors / 16 x 44 x 44 cm each / serial / Magis, Italy / Photo: Occhiomagico / © Magis spa

Werner Aisslinger

  • 1964
    born in Nördlingen, lives in Berlin
  • 1987–1991
    studied design at the Berlin University of the Arts
  • 1993
    studio aisslinger
  • 1994/1997
    lectureships at the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Lahti Design Institute, Finland
  • 1998–2005
    professor for design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
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Volker Albus

conventional: swith below, light above
different: swith above, light below

Volker Albus / downlight / floor lamp / 2004 / glass, stainless steel / height 112 cm, Ø 29 cm / serial / next home collection e. K., Germany / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt
<b>Volker Albus / downlight</b> / floor lamp / 2004 / glass, stainless steel / height 112 cm, Ø 29 cm / serial / next home collection e. K., Germany / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt

conventional: kick and rush
different: kick and brush

Volker Albus / Kick and Brush / shoe brush / 2003 / polypropylene, polyamid / Ø 21 cm / edition 121 / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt
<b>Volker Albus / Kick and Brush</b> / shoe brush / 2003 / polypropylene, polyamid / Ø 21 cm / edition 121 / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt

conventional: bed + tray = 2
different: bed = tray = 1

Volker Albus / Fritz / tray, cot / 2004 / beech / frame: 15 x 60 x 40 cm, rod: Ø 3.5 cm, length 70 cm / prototype / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Nils Holger Moormann GmbH / © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
<b>Volker Albus / Fritz</b> / tray, cot / 2004 / beech / frame: 15 x 60 x 40 cm, rod: Ø 3.5 cm, length 70 cm / prototype / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Nils Holger Moormann GmbH / © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

conventional: advertising with décor
different: advertising as décor

Volker Albus / Genuine Nepalese Rug / rug / 1993 / pure wool, hand-tufted / 250 x 180 cm / edition 10 / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt
<b>Volker Albus / Genuine Nepalese Rug</b> / rug / 1993 / pure wool, hand-tufted / 250 x 180 cm / edition 10 / Photo: Andreas Schmidt / © Andreas Schmidt

Volker Albus

  • 1949
    born in Frankfurt on the Main, lives in Frankfurt on the Main
  • 1968–1976
    studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University
  • since 1976
    freelance architect
  • since 1994
    professor for product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
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Laetitia de Allegri
Laetitia de Allegri / Stoppo / door stopper / 2003 / ceramics / 26 x 21 x 21 cm / serial / Ecal, Switzerland / Photo: Anoush Abrar / © Ecal
<b>Laetitia de Allegri / Stoppo</b> / door stopper / 2003 / ceramics / 26 x 21 x 21 cm / serial / Ecal, Switzerland / Photo: Anoush Abrar / © Ecal

conventional: the beauty of plants
different: the weight of the earth

Laetitia de Allegri

  • 1981
    born in Morges, lives in Lausanne
  • 2000–2004
    studied industrial design and product design at the École Cantonale d'Art, Lausanne
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J.-Oliver Bahr

conventional: a bunch of rigid pins
different: a bunch of loose pins

J.-Oliver Bahr

  • 1966
    born in Bremen, lives in Bielefeld
  • 1991–1996
    studied product design at the Hildesheim University of Applied Sciences
  • 1997
    postgraduate studies in multimedia design
  • 1997
    design office
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J.-Oliver Bahr / Pin Coat / hallstand / 2003 / ash, untreated, sand-cast aluminium / 180 x 40 x 40 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram
<b>J.-Oliver Bahr / Pin Coat</b> / hallstand / 2003 / ash, untreated, sand-cast aluminium / 180 x 40 x 40 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram
Miguel Vieira Baptista

conventional: complete picture
different: scetchy picture

Miguel Vieira Baptista / Figo / rug / 2003 / wool / 300 x 200 cm (different sizes available) / produced in limited edition / Loja da Atalaia, Portugal / Photo: Luís Silva Campos / © Luís Silva Campos
<b>Miguel Vieira Baptista / Figo</b> / rug / 2003 / wool / 300 x 200 cm (different sizes available) / produced in limited edition / Loja da Atalaia, Portugal / Photo: Luís Silva Campos / © Luís Silva Campos

Miguel Vieira Baptista

  • 1968
    born in Lisbon, lives in Lisbon
  • 1987–1990
    studied industrial design at the Lisbon Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing
  • 1990–1993
    postgraduate studies in product design at the Glasgow School of Art
  • since 2000
    lectureship for industrial design at the Ecola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha
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Andreas Bergmann

Andreas Bergmann

  • 1970
    born in Salzgitter, lives in Berlin
  • 1993–1996
    studied industrial design at the Braunschweig Academy of Fine Arts
  • 1996–2000
    studied industrial design at the Berlin University of the Arts
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conventional: webbed movable partition
different: webbeb bench

Andreas Bergmann / Swords into Ploughshares, Fences for Sitting / bench / 1999 / hot-galvanized steel, polyurethane and concrete respectively / 204 x 300 x 70 cm / prototype / Photo: Edgar Rodtmann / © Andreas Bergmann
<b>Andreas Bergmann / Swords into Ploughshares, Fences for Sitting</b> / bench / 1999 / hot-galvanized steel, polyurethane and concrete respectively / 204 x 300 x 70 cm / prototype / Photo: Edgar Rodtmann / © Andreas Bergmann
Thomas Bernstrand

conventional: hard wear
different: soft wear

Thomas Bernstrand / Gobble / hallstand / 2003 / chromium-plated metal, plastic hooks, elastic strap / 200 x 100 x 70 cm / CBI Design, Sweden / Photo: Jonas Linell / © CBI Design
<b>Thomas Bernstrand / Gobble</b> / hallstand / 2003 / chromium-plated metal, plastic hooks, elastic strap / 200 x 100 x 70 cm / CBI Design, Sweden / Photo: Jonas Linell / © CBI Design

Thomas Bernstrand

Jurgen Bey

Jurgen Bey

  • 1965
    born in Netherlands, lives in Rotterdam
  • 1984–1989
    studied at the Eindhoven Design Academy
  • 1990–1998
    Konings + Bey
  • 1998
    JURGENBEY
    lectureships at the Eindhoven Design Academy and at the Utrecht Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
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conventional: clearly separated and independent
different: firmly attached and dependent

Jurgen Bey / do-add#c2 / chair, shelf / 2000 / stainless steel, wood laminate / 70 x 80 x 30 cm / Photo: Bianca Pilet / © Bianca Pilet
<b>Jurgen Bey / do-add#c2</b> / chair, shelf / 2000 / stainless steel, wood laminate / 70 x 80 x 30 cm / Photo: Bianca Pilet / © Bianca Pilet
BLEES

conventional: walking. standing. vacuuming
different: sitting. rolling. vacuuming

BLESS / I. Kaag, D. Heiss / Vacuum Cleaner / Collection: Bless No. 17 – Design Relativators / vacuum cleaner, chair / 2002 / beech, casing: metal and PVC / 60 x 40 x 40 cm / unique specimen, prototype / Photo: Bless / © Bless
<b>BLESS / I. Kaag, D. Heiss / Vacuum Cleaner</b> / Collection: Bless No. 17 – Design Relativators / vacuum cleaner, chair / 2002 / beech, casing: metal and PVC / 60 x 40 x 40 cm / unique specimen, prototype / Photo: Bless / © Bless

BLESS

Ines Kaag

  • 1970
    born in Fürth, lives in Berlin
  • 1989–1995
    studied fashion design at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
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Desirée Heiss

  • 1971
    born in Freiburg, lives in Paris
  • 1990–1994
    studied fashion design at the Vienna University of Applied Arts
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1997
BLESS
http://www.bless-service.de

Andreas Boebel

Andreas Boebel

  • 1972
    born in Karlsruhe, lives in Karlsruhe
  • 1995–1998
    studied journalism and cultural sciences at the Berlin Freie Universität and the Berlin Humboldt University
  • 1997
    launching of the "Projector-Berlin" bag label
  • 1999
    studies product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
  • 2000
    launching of the "ehrenwert.com" bag label
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conventional: files. documents. work
different: files. cushion. break

Andreas Boebel / Frontline / bench / 2001 / leather-covered flexible foam cushion on files / 185 x 70 cm / prototype / Photo: Andreas Boebel / © Andreas Boebel
<b>Andreas Boebel / Frontline</b> / bench / 2001 / leather-covered flexible foam cushion on files / 185 x 70 cm / prototype / Photo: Andreas Boebel / © Andreas Boebel
Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec

conventional: floral décor
different: floral module

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec / Algues / curtain / 2004 / injection-moulded plastic / 16 sqm / serial / Vitra International, Switzerland / Photo: Paul Tahon, Ronan Bouroullec / © Vitra International, Switzerland
<b>Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec / Algues</b> / curtain / 2004 / injection-moulded plastic / 16 sqm / serial / Vitra International, Switzerland / Photo: Paul Tahon, Ronan Bouroullec / © Vitra International, Switzerland

Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan Bouroullec

  • 1971
    born in Quimper, lives in Paris
  • untill 1997
    studied at Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs
  • 2000–2001
    lectureships at the École Camondo Paris and at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne
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Erwan Bouroullec

  • 1976
    born in Quimper, lives in Paris
  • untill 1998
    studied at the an der École des Beaux-Arts de Cergy
  • 2000–2001
    lectureships at École Camondo Paris and École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne
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1999
Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec Design
http://www.bouroullec.com

Todd Bracher

Todd Bracher

  • 1974
    born in New York, lives in Paris
  • 1992–1996
    studied industrial design at New York Pratt Institute
  • 1999–2001
    studied interior and furniture design at Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen
  • 2001
    "Todd Bracher studio" design office
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conventional: freud beside
different: freud inside

Todd Bracher / Freud / sofa / 2002 / chromium-plated metal feet, metal frame, polyurethane, nylon, textile covering / 73 x 218 x 70 cm / serial / Zanotta, Italy / Photo: Marino Ramazzotti / © Zanotta spa
<b>Todd Bracher / Freud</b> / sofa / 2002 / chromium-plated metal feet, metal frame, polyurethane, nylon, textile covering / 73 x 218 x 70 cm / serial / Zanotta, Italy / Photo: Marino Ramazzotti / © Zanotta spa
BÜRO FÜR FORM

conventional: rocking high
different: rocking low

BÜRO FÜR FORM / Benjamin Hopf and Constantin Wortmann / rocker / rocking chair / 1999 / cushion, leather covering / 50 x 60 x 50 cm / Soho Facilities Mannheim GmbH – soho design, Germany / Photo: David Steets / © Büro für Form
<b>BÜRO FÜR FORM / Benjamin Hopf and Constantin Wortmann / rocker</b> / rocking chair / 1999 / cushion, leather covering / 50 x 60 x 50 cm / Soho Facilities Mannheim GmbH – soho design, Germany / Photo: David Steets / © Büro für Form

BÜRO FÜR FORM

Benjamin Hopf

  • 1971
    born in Hamburg, lives in Munich
  • 1993–1998
    studied industrial design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences
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Constantin Wortmann

  • 1970
    born in Munich, lives in Munich
  • 1993–1998
    studied industrial design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences
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1998
BÜRO FÜR FORM
http://www.buerofuerform.de