Designers C–F

Matali Crasset: Il capriccio di Ugo, easy chair, 2001; Domodinamica by Modular srl, Italy; © (Matali Crasset) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005; photo: Alberto Cocchi; © Domodinamica
Christophe de la Fontaine / Dumb me
Johannes Fuchs / just married
Nathalie Danton/Curro Claret Martí / Velas Botellas
Thorsten Franck / James
DESIGNATICS® / Coat Hanger
somewhat different. Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention
Stefan Diez / Big Bin
Thorsten Franck / x-tension
e27.Berlin / Re-Tire / Re-Babe
FREMDKÖRPER / euro-pallet
Jan Eisermann / Little Joe
Patrick Frey + Markus Boge / Kant  / © (for Patrick Frey) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005
Matali Crasset

conventional: once an arm rest, always an arm rest
different: once an arm rest, once a shelf

Matali Crasset / Il capriccio di Ugo  / easy chair / 2001 / Domodinamica by Modular srl, Italy / © (Matali Crasset) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005 / Photo: Alberto Cocchi / © Domodinamica
<b>Matali Crasset / Il capriccio di Ugo</b> / easy chair / 2001 / coated steel, polyurethane, textile covering, tray: ABS / 77 x 63 x 63cm (77 x 63 x 109cm) / serial / Domodinamica by Modular srl, Italy / © (Matali Crasset) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005 / Photo: Alberto Cocchi / © Domodinamica
Nathalie Danton / Curro Claret Martí

conventional: formed bottle
different: bottle form

Nathalie Danton, Curro Claret Martí / Velas Botellas / candle / 2004 / wax / different sizes (set of 7) / 17 – 35 cm / prototype / Photo: Xavier Padrós / © Xavier Padrós
<b>Nathalie Danton, Curro Claret Martí / Velas Botellas</b> / candle / 2004 / wax / different sizes (set of 7) / 17 – 35 cm / prototype / Photo: Xavier Padrós / © Xavier Padrós

Nathalie Danton

  • 1971
    born in Saint-Etienne, lives in Barcelona
  • 1992–1998
    studied product design at the Saint-Etienne École des Beaux-Arts
  • since 2001
    design office
  • since 2004
    lectureship at the Barcelona Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava
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Curro Claret Martí

  • 1968
    born in Barcelona, lives in Barcelona
  • 1987–1992
    studied industrial design at the Barcelona Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava
  • 1993–1995
    studied industrial design at tht Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
  • lectureships at several universities and departments in Barcelona
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  • http://www.curroclaret.com
DESIGNATICS®

DESIGNATICS®

Daniela Reuter

  • 1968
    born, lives in Cologne
  • untill 1996
    studied design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
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Frank Hussong

  • 1967
    born in Rheinfelden/Baden, lives in Cologne
  • untill 1996
    studied design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
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Michael Kientzler

  • 1973
    born
  • untill 1997
    studied design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
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1996
designatics®
http://www.designatics.de

conventional: short hook
different: long hook

DESIGNATICS® / Daniela Reuter, Frank Hussong, Michael Kientzler / Coat Hanger / coat hanger / 2001 / beech, spring steel / 50 cm, 75 cm, 105 cm / serial / Freiraum, Germany / Photo: Freiraum / © Freiraum
<b>DESIGNATICS® / Daniela Reuter, Frank Hussong, Michael Kientzler / Coat Hanger</b> / coat hanger / 2001 / beech, spring steel / 50 cm, 75 cm, 105 cm / serial / Freiraum, Germany / Photo: Freiraum / © Freiraum
Stefan Diez
Stefan Diez / Big Bin / container, shelf / 2003 / ABS / 8 elements / 48 x 40 x 38 cm each / serial / Authentics GmbH, Germany / Photo: Frank Stolle / © Frank Stolle
<b>Stefan Diez / Big Bin</b> / container, shelf / 2003 / ABS / 8 elements / 48 x 40 x 38 cm each / serial / Authentics GmbH, Germany / Photo: Frank Stolle / © Frank Stolle

conventional: container + shelf
different: container = shelf

Stefan Diez

e27.Berlin

e27.Berlin

Tim Brauns

  • 1968
    born in Bochum, lives in Berlin
  • 1991–1996
    studied industrial design at the Berlin University of the Arts
  • since 1997
    lectureships at several universities
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Fax Quintus

  • 1969
    born in Hagen, lives in Berlin
  • 1991–1996
    studied industrial design at the Berlin University of the Arts
  • since 1997
    lectureships at several universities
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Hendrik Gackstatter

  • 1970
    born in Nuremberg, lives in Berlin
  • 1990–1991
    studied art history at the Berlin Technical University
  • 1991–1993
    trained as a photographer at the Letteverein, Berlin
  • since 1995
    lectureships at several universities
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1993
e27.BERLIN
http://www.e27.com

conventional: mother stands, baby rocks
different: mother rocks, baby rocks

e27.BERLIN / Re-Tire / Re-Babe / furniture hybrid / 2001 / stainless steel, rattan reed, untreated / Re-Tire 60 x 85 x 85 cm / Re-Babe 60 x 80 x 75 cm / small product series / Photo: Stefan Oláh / © Stefan Oláh
<b>e27.BERLIN / Re-Tire / Re-Babe</b> / furniture hybrid / 2001 / stainless steel, rattan reed, untreated / Re-Tire 60 x 85 x 85 cm / Re-Babe 60 x 80 x 75 cm / small product series / Photo: Stefan Oláh / © Stefan Oláh
Jan Eisermann

conventional: wooden feet, wooden top
different: hollow feet, hollow top

Jan Eisermann / Little Joe / table, stool / 2000 / steel, felt / 45 x 45 x 32.5 cm / small product series / Photo: Dan Tobin Smith / © Jan Eisermann
<b>Jan Eisermann / Little Joe</b> / table, stool / 2000 / steel, felt / 45 x 45 x 32.5 cm / small product series / Photo: Dan Tobin Smith / © Jan Eisermann

Jan Eisermann

  • 1963
    born in Hanau, lives in Münster
  • 1979–1982
    trained as a cabinet maker
  • 1989–1991
    trained as a technician at the Flensburg College for Technology and Design
  • 1992–1997
    studied design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • since 1998
    design office
  • 2003–2004
    guest lecturer at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
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Christophe de la Fontaine

Christophe de la Fontaine

  • 1976
    born in Luxembourg, lives in Milano
  • 1993–1996
    studied sculpture at the Luxembourg Lycée des Arts et Métiers
  • 1996-2002
    studied industrial design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
  • 2003
    design office in Milano
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conventional: rubber tree
different: clothes tree

Christophe de la Fontaine / Dumb me / hallstand / 2002 / plastic bucket, brass tubes, varnished / 130 x 45 x 30 cm / prototype / Photo: Frank Stolle / © Frank Stolle
<b>Christophe de la Fontaine / Dumb me</b> / hallstand / 2002 / plastic bucket, brass tubes, varnished / 130 x 45 x 30 cm / prototype / Photo: Frank Stolle / © Frank Stolle
Thorsten Franck

conventional: firmly installed
different: loosely arranged

Thorsten Franck / James / wardrobe unit / 2001 / solid beech, beech and beech plywood; PVC-coated steel hooks, chintz-covered PVC lamp shade / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH / Photo: James Bedford / © Thorsten Franck
<b>Thorsten Franck / James</b> / wardrobe unit / 2001 / solid beech, beech and beech plywood; PVC-coated steel hooks, chintz-covered PVC lamp shade / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH / Photo: James Bedford / © Thorsten Franck

conventional: coiled
different: crossed

Thorsten Franck / x-tension / lamp / 2002 / solid ash, porcelain, synthetic cable / 65 x 37 cm / prototype / Photo: Thorsten Franck / © Thorsten Franck
<b>Thorsten Franck / x-tension</b> / lamp / 2002 / solid ash, porcelain, synthetic cable / 65 x 37 cm / prototype / Photo: Thorsten Franck / © Thorsten Franck

Thorsten Franck

  • 1970
    born in Hamburg, lives in Munich
  • 1987–1990
    trained as a cabinet maker
  • 1993–1998
    studied at the Hildesheim University of Applied Arts
  • 1998–2000
    studied product design at the London Royal College of Art
  • 2000
    design office
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FREMDKÖRPER

FREMDKÖRPER

Andrea Mehlhose

  • 1969
    born in Salzgitter, lives in Cologne
  • 1997
    diploma at the Cologne International School of Design (KISD)
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Martin Wellner

  • 1968
    born in Goslar, lives in Cologne
  • 1997
    diploma at the Cologne International School of Design (KISD)
  • Artists' Database

1996
FREMDKÖRPER
http://www.fremdkoerper.com

conventional: cheap wood = storehouse
different: precious wood = loft

FREMDKÖRPER / Andrea Mehlhose, Martin Wellner / euro-pallet / all-purpose piece of furniture / 2002 / high-grade wood (european walnut) / 14 x 120 x 80 cm / prototype / Photo: Julia Wellner / © Fremdkörper
<b>FREMDKÖRPER / Andrea Mehlhose, Martin Wellner / euro-pallet</b> / all-purpose piece of furniture / 2002 / high-grade wood (european walnut) / 14 x 120 x 80 cm / prototype / Photo: Julia Wellner / © Fremdkörper
Patrick Frey + Markus Boge

conventional: storage space beside, under, behind a table
different: storage space inside a table

Patrick Frey + Markus Boge / Kant / desk / 2003 / top: birch multiplex laminate, frame: solid maple / 74 x 190 x 105 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram / © (for Patrick Frey) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005
<b>Patrick Frey + Markus Boge / Kant</b> / desk / 2003 / top: birch multiplex laminate, frame: solid maple / 74 x 190 x 105 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram / © (for Patrick Frey) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005

Patrick Frey + Markus Boge

Patrick Frey

Markus Boge

  • 1972
    born in Bielefeld, lives in Hanover
  • 1996–2002
    studied industrial design at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences
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2004
Patrick Frey + Markus Boge
http://www.markusboge.com

Johannes Fuchs

Johannes Fuchs

  • 1967
    born in Bielefeld, lives in Frankfurt on the Main
  • 1990–1996
    studied industrial design at the Hamburg Academy of the Arts
  • 2001
    "Johannes Fuchs Product Design" design office
  • 2004
    lectureship at the Weimar Bauhaus Academy
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  • http://www.johannes-fuchs.de

conventional: single
different: double

Johannes Fuchs / just married / coat hanger / 1997 / wood, metal / 15 x 41 x 10 cm / prototype / Photo: Johannes Fuchs / © Johannes Fuchs
<b>Johannes Fuchs / just married</b> / coat hanger / 1997 / wood, metal / 15 x 41 x 10 cm / prototype / Photo: Johannes Fuchs / © Johannes Fuchs