Designers G–J

Konstantin Grcic / it
Jakob Gebert / Taino
Achim Heine / Fata Morgana
Jakob Gebert / Verso
Konstantin Grcic / clothes hanger and brush
Jan John Design / water springs
Alexis Georgacopoulos / Inflatable bottle cooler
Konstantin Grcic / Belle & Bon
Hella Jongerius / Pushed washtub
somewhat different. Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention
Konstantin Grcic / Glove
Hella Jongerius / Soft urn
Gerhards & Glücker / Softwall
gruppe RE / modular furniture system
Matthias Junghanns / Skål!
Markus Graf / The Cudgel
Martí Guixé / Galería H20 Chair
Jakob Gebert

conventional: topsy-turvy
different: exactly in-between

Jakob Gebert / Taino / chair / 2000 / maple veneer, aluminium die cast / 82 x 49 x 56 cm / serial / Vitra, Germany / Photo: Hans Hansen / © Vitra
<b>Jakob Gebert / Taino</b> / chair / 2000 / maple veneer, aluminium die cast / 82 x 49 x 56 cm / serial / Vitra, Germany / Photo: Hans Hansen / © Vitra

conventional: socket under a lampshade
different: socket on a lampshade

Jakob Gebert / Verso / luminary / 1994 / glass, aluminium / 30 x 30 x 10 cm / serial / Belux, Switzerland / Photo: Grundflum / © Belux
<b>Jakob Gebert / Verso</b> / luminary / 1994 / glass, aluminium / 30 x 30 x 10 cm / serial / Belux, Switzerland / Photo: Grundflum / © Belux

Jakob Gebert

  • 1965
    born in Freiburg, lives in Lörrach
  • 1990–1994
    studied at the Basel School of Design
  • 1994
    independent studio for industral design and exhibition architecture
  • 2004
    substitute professor for product design at the Kassel Kunsthochschule
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Alexis Georgacopoulos

Alexis Georgacopoulos

  • 1976
    born in Athens, lives in Lausanne
  • 1999
    Bachelor in industrial design and product design at the Lausanne École Cantonale d'Art
  • since 2000
    director of the Industrial Design and Product Design Department at the Lausanne École Cantonale d'Art
  • since 2003
    guest lecturer at the Lausanne École Polytechnique Fédérale
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conventional: man overboard! help!
different: bottle overboard! cheers!

Alexis Georgacopoulos / Inflatable bottle cooler / bottle cooler / 2000 / pvc / 25 x 35 x 35 cm / serial / Ecal, Switzerland / Photo: Ecal / © Ecal
<b>Alexis Georgacopoulos / Inflatable bottle cooler</b> / bottle cooler / 2000 / pvc / 25 x 35 x 35 cm / serial / Ecal, Switzerland / Photo: Ecal / © Ecal
Gerhards & Glücker

conventional: hard separation
different: soft connection

Gerhards & Glücker / Carsten Gerhards, Andreas Glücker / Soft Wall / room divider / 2001 / flexible foam, wool felt, nickelplated steel / 190 x 200 x 15 cm / serial / B & B Italia, Italy / Photo: Fabrizio Bergamo / © CR&S-B & B Italia
<b>Gerhards & Glücker / Carsten Gerhards, Andreas Glücker / Soft Wall</b> / room divider / 2001 / flexible foam, wool felt, nickelplated steel / 190 x 200 x 15 cm / serial / B & B Italia, Italy / Photo: Fabrizio Bergamo / © CR&S-B & B Italia

Gerhards & Glücker

Carsten Gerhards

Andreas Glücker

  • 1966
    born in Stuttgart, lives in Berlin
  • studied architecture at the Biberach University of Applied Sciences and the Berlin University of the Arts
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  • 2001
    Gerhards & Glücker
Markus Graf

Markus Graf

conventional: sitting. waiting. watching
different: reclining. waiting. watching

Markus Graf / The Cudgel / stool, standing aid / 1999 / elastomer mass, cast aluminium / 80 x 25 x 25 cm / small serial / Photo: Constanze Greve / © Markus Graf
<b>Markus Graf / The Cudgel</b> / stool, standing aid / 1999 / elastomer mass, cast aluminium / 80 x 25 x 25 cm / small serial / Photo: Constanze Greve / © Markus Graf
Konstantin Grcic

conventional: stable shelf
different: unstable shelf

Konstantin Grcic / it / bookshelf / 1999 / untreated beech multiplex and solid beech / 141 x 60 x 40 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram
<b>Konstantin Grcic / it</b> / bookshelf / 1999 / untreated beech multiplex and solid beech / 141 x 60 x 40 cm / serial / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Lutz Bertram / © Lutz Bertram

conventional: clothes hanger + brush
different: clothes-hanger-brush

Konstantin Grcic / clothes hanger and brush / clothes hanger / 2003 / beech, aluminium, hog’s bristles / 41 cm / serial / Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. for Muji, Japan / Photo: Yumi Mita / © Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
<b>Konstantin Grcic / clothes hanger and brush</b> / clothes hanger / 2003 / beech, aluminium, hog’s bristles / 41 cm / serial / Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. for Muji, Japan / Photo: Yumi Mita / © Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.

conventional: cup. egg. spoon
different: spoon. egg. spoon

Konstantin Grcic / Belle & Bon / egg cup, egg spoon / 1999 / porcelain, painted / egg cup Belle: 14 x 5 x 4 cm, egg spoon Bon: 11 x 3 x 3 cm / serial / Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture / Photo: Eva Jünger / © Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture
<b>Konstantin Grcic / Belle & Bon</b> / egg cup, egg spoon / 1999 / porcelain, painted / egg cup Belle: 14 x 5 x 4 cm, egg spoon Bon: 11 x 3 x 3 cm / serial / Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture / Photo: Eva Jünger / © Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture

conventional: touch it!
different: dip into it!

Konstantin Grcic / glove / vessel / ceramic / 2002 / h 12.5 cm – Ø 30 cm, h 30 cm – Ø 26 cm, h 30 cm – Ø 30 cm / serial / Cor Unum, The Netherlands / Photo: Studio Schuurmans / © Het Kruithuis, Museum for Contemporary Art
<b>Konstantin Grcic / glove</b> / vessel / ceramic / 2002 / h 12.5 cm – Ø 30 cm, h 30 cm – Ø 26 cm, h 30 cm – Ø 30 cm / serial / Cor Unum, The Netherlands / Photo: Studio Schuurmans / © Het Kruithuis, Museum for Contemporary Art

Konstantin Grcic

gruppe RE

gruppe RE

Nicole Hüttner

  • 1971
    born in Friedrichshafen, lives in Cologne
  • 1991–1998
    studied interior design at the Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences
  • 1994–1995
    postgraduate studies at the Glasgow Mackintosh School of Architecture
  • 2003
    lecturer for product design at the Cologne ecosign Academy
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Silke Warchold

  • 1969
    born in Bremen, lives in Cologne
  • 1988–1991
    trained as a cabinet maker
  • 1991–1998
    studied interior design at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences
  • 2003
    lecturer at the faculty of Architecture, Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences
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1998
gruppe RE
http://www.gruppe-re.de

conventional: end product: bulky refuse
different: raw material: bulky refuse

gruppe RE / Silke Warchold, Nicole Hüttner / modular furniture system / bookshelf / 1999 / laminate-clad timber, rubber discs / 18.5 x 38 x 38 to 38 x 152 x 38 cm / unique specimen / gruppe Re / Photo: Bernhard Schaub / © Gruppe Re, Nicole Hüttner, Sil
<b>gruppe RE / Silke Warchold, Nicole Hüttner / modular furniture system</b> / bookshelf / 1999 / laminate-clad timber, rubber discs / 18.5 x 38 x 38 to 38 x 152 x 38 cm / unique specimen / gruppe Re / Photo: Bernhard Schaub / © Gruppe Re, Nicole Hüttner, Silke Warchold
Martí Guixé

conventional: reading books, sitting down
different: reading books off and away, sitting down

Martí Guixé / Galería H20 Chair / chair / 1999 / glass fibre fabric / 45 x 80 x 25 cm / serial / Photo: Juan de la Cruz Megías Mondejar / © (Martí Guixé) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005 / © Galería H2O
<b>Martí Guixé / Galería H20 Chair</b> / chair / 1999 / glass fibre fabric / 45 x 80 x 25 cm / serial / Photo: Juan de la Cruz Megías Mondejar / © (Martí Guixé) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2005 / © Galería H2O

Martí Guixé

  • 1964
    born in Navàs, lives in Barcelona
  • 1983–1985
    studied interior design at the Barcelona Escuela Técnica Superior de Diseño Elisava
  • 1986–1987
    studied industrial design at the Milano Scuola Polytecnica
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Achim Heine

conventional: passive readiness
different: active refusal

Achim Heine / Fata Morgana / video (stills) / 1995 / catalogue only / Photo: Tom Vack / © Achim Heine
<b>Achim Heine / Fata Morgana</b> / video (stills) / 1995 / catalogue only / Photo: Tom Vack / © Achim Heine

Achim Heine

  • 1955
    born in Bischofsheim, lives in Berlin
  • 1975
    studied design at the Offenbach University for Design
  • 1985–1995
    GINBANDE design with Uwe Fischer
  • 1989
    co-founder and partner of the Heine/Lenz/Zizka office for visual communication in Frankfurt and Berlin
  • professor for experimental design at the Berlin University of the Arts
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Jan John Design

Jan John

conventional: water tap
different: water source

Jan John Design / water springs  / wash basin fittings / 2000 / chromiumplated redbrass alloy / fittings Ø 5 cm, basin Ø 50 cm, wash basin on 4 legs: 70 x 100 x 50 cm / serial / Photo: Jan John / © Jan John
<b>Jan John Design / water springs</b> / wash basin fittings / 2000 / chromiumplated redbrass alloy / fittings Ø 5 cm, basin Ø 50 cm, wash basin on 4 legs: 70 x 100 x 50 cm / serial / Photo: Jan John / © Jan John
Hella Jongerius

conventional: hard and cold
different: soft and warm

Hella Jongerius / Pushed washtub / wash basin / 1996 / polyurethane, metal / 32 x 58 x 28 cm / serial / Photo: Bob Goedewaagen / © JongeriusLab
<b>Hella Jongerius / Pushed washtub</b> / wash basin / 1996 / polyurethane, metal / 32 x 58 x 28 cm / serial / Photo: Bob Goedewaagen / © JongeriusLab

conventional: broken crockery brings luck
different: flowers give joy

Hella Jongerius / Soft urn / vessel / 1994 / polyurethane / height 25 cm, Ø 20 cm / serial / Photo: Bob Goedewaagen / © JongeriusLab
<b>Hella Jongerius / Soft urn</b> / vessel / 1994 / polyurethane / height 25 cm, Ø 20 cm / serial / Photo: Bob Goedewaagen / © JongeriusLab

Hella Jongerius

Matthias Junghanns

conventional: glass = glass
different: glass = ice

Matthias Junghanns / Skål! / freezer mould with glasses of ice (reproduction – extra-catalogue) / 2003 / silicone / 6 x 17 x 9.5 cm / prototypical small serial / Photo: Matthias Junghanns / © Matthias Junghanns
<b>Matthias Junghanns / Skål!</b> / freezer mould with glasses of ice (reproduction – extra-catalogue) / 2003 / silicone / 6 x 17 x 9.5 cm / prototypical small serial / Photo: Matthias Junghanns / © Matthias Junghanns

Matthias Junghanns

  • 1975
    born in Wuppertal, lives in Munich
  • 1996
    studied product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
  • 2000–2002
    Schweizer & Junghanns Design Consulting
  • 2001
    lectureship at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
  • 2002–2004
    Master of Arts in Transportation Design at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences
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