Designers Q–Z

Kai Richter / Skim
sturm und wartzeck / Taurus
Moritz Willborn / open air
Kai Richter / New Wave
Christophe Vaillant / hallstand Lehni
wunschforscher / TOP. TABLE
Kai Richter / Twins
Christophe Vaillant / Mikado (pick-up sticks)
Katrin Sonnleitner / 6th Sense
Christophe Vaillant / plateses
soup / low joe
Walking-Chair / Ping meets Pong
somewhat different. Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention
Daniel Wandres / slumber hose
Kai Richter

conventional: buck vault!
different: buck seat!

Kai Richter / Skim / buckshaped seat / 2001 / steel / 78 x 42 x 62 cm / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter
<b>Kai Richter / Skim</b> / buckshaped seat / 2001 / steel / 78 x 42 x 62 cm / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter

Kai Richter

conventional: either this or that
different: this and that

Kai Richter / New Wave / hybrid, extended seat / 2002 / stainless steel, glass-fibrestrengthened synthetic material / 50 x 40 x 420 cm / (3 extended seat modules, 4 legs) / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter
<b>Kai Richter / New Wave</b> / hybrid, extended seat / 2002 / stainless steel, glass-fibrestrengthened synthetic material / 50 x 40 x 420 cm / (3 extended seat modules, 4 legs) / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter

conventional: one espresso!
different: half an espresso!

Kai Richter / Twins / espresso cups / 2001 / cast resin / Ø 13 cm / set (2 cups, 1 saucer) / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter
<b>Kai Richter / Twins</b> / espresso cups / 2001 / cast resin / Ø 13 cm / set (2 cups, 1 saucer) / prototype / Photo: Kai Richter / © Kai Richter
Katrin Sonnleitner

conventional: scythe sickle
different: scythe broom

Katrin Sonnleitner / 6th Sense (pun on the German word Sense for scythe) / broom / 2001 / beech scythe handle, horsehair / 175 x 70 x 40 cm / prototype / Photo: Katrin Sonnleitner / © Katrin Sonnleitner
<b>Katrin Sonnleitner / 6th Sense (pun on the German word Sense for scythe)</b> / broom / 2001 / beech scythe handle, horsehair / 175 x 70 x 40 cm / prototype / Photo: Katrin Sonnleitner / © Katrin Sonnleitner

Katrin Sonnleitner

soup

soup

André Reutter

  • 1966
    born in Saarbrücken, lives in Berlin and Weimar
  • untill 1999
    studied product design
  • 2003
    artistic co-operation at the faculty for design, Weimar Bauhaus University
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Les Schließer

  • 1964
    born in Nürtingen, lives in Berlin
  • 1985-1993
    studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
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1999
soup
http://www.welldonebysoup.com

conventional: small roll
different: large roll

soup / André Reutter, Les Schließer / low joe / seat / 2001 / cardboard tube covered with Tretford carpeting / Ø 40 x 42.5 cm, Ø 45 x 44 cm, Ø 50 x 45 cm, Ø 55 x 47 cm, Ø 60 x 48.5 cm / Photo: Ralph Baiker / © Soup
<b>soup / André Reutter, Les Schließer / low joe</b> / seat / 2001 / cardboard tube covered with Tretford carpeting / Ø 40 x 42.5 cm, Ø 45 x 44 cm, Ø 50 x 45 cm, Ø 55 x 47 cm, Ø 60 x 48.5 cm / Photo: Ralph Baiker / © Soup
sturm und wartzeck

conventional: stable, but rigid
different: stable, but flexible

sturm und wartzeck / Jörg Sturm, Susanne Wartzeck / Taurus / trestle (for tables) / 1993 / waxed beech / 71 x 40 x 72 cm / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Tom Vack / © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
<b>sturm und wartzeck / Jörg Sturm, Susanne Wartzeck / Taurus</b> / trestle (for tables) / 1993 / waxed beech / 71 x 40 x 72 cm / Nils Holger Moormann GmbH, Germany / Photo: Tom Vack / © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

sturm und wartzeck

Susanne Wartzeck

  • 1966
    born in Goslar, lives in Dipperz
  • 1988–1993
    studied interior decoration and furniture design at the Nuremberg College of Fine Arts
  • 1996–1998
    studied architecture at Kassel University
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Jörg Sturm

  • 1968
    born in Fulda, lives in Dipperz
  • 1989–1994
    studied interior decoration and furniture design at the Nuremberg College of Fine Arts
  • 1996–1998
    studied architecture at Kassel University
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1995
sturm und wartzeck
http://www.sturm-wartzeck.de

Christophe Vaillant

conventional: one plate of a set
different: a set plate

Christophe Vaillant / plateses / 2003 / faience tableware / set / single plate 3 x 25 x 25 cm, twin plate 3 x 25 x 38 cm (serials), triplet plate 3 x 38 x 38 cm (limited edition) / Majolika, Germany / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant
<b>Christophe Vaillant / plateses</b> / 2003 / faience tableware / set / single plate 3 x 25 x 25 cm, twin plate 3 x 25 x 38 cm (serials), triplet plate 3 x 38 x 38 cm (limited edition) / Majolika, Germany / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant

conventional: connected parallels
different: diagonal bracing

Christophe Vaillant / Mikado (pick-up sticks) / bookshelf / 2003 / MDF, film-coated / 160 x 100 x 60 cm / unique specimen / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant
<b>Christophe Vaillant / Mikado (pick-up sticks)</b> / bookshelf / 2003 / MDF, film-coated / 160 x 100 x 60 cm / unique specimen / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant

conventional: chair.backrest.jacket
different: hallstand.backrest.jacket

Christophe Vaillant / hallstand Lehni / hallstand / 2003 / plastic, metal / 180 x 60 x 60 cm / unique specimen / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant
<b>Christophe Vaillant / hallstand Lehni</b> / hallstand / 2003 / plastic, metal / 180 x 60 x 60 cm / unique specimen / Photo: Christophe Vaillant / © Christophe Vaillant

Christophe Vaillant

  • 1976
    born in Le Havre, lives in Karlsruhe
  • 1997–2003
    studied product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
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Walking-Chair

Walking-Chair

Karl Emilio Pircher

  • 1963
    born in Bolzano, lives in Vienna
  • 1993–2000
    studied product design at the Vienna University of Applied Arts
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Fidel Peugeot

  • 1969
    born in Basel, lives in Vienna
  • 1980–1985
    studied communication design, typography, design of typefaces, film and video at the Basel School of Design
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2002
Walking-Chair
http://www.walking-chair.com

conventional: work here, recreation there
different: work here, recreation here

Walking-Chair / Karl Emilio Pircher, Fidel Peugeot / Ping meets Pong / conference table / 2003 / steel, aluminium, top melamine-coated, synthetic material / 75 x 200 x 200 cm / product line no. 2 / Photo: Guenter Parth / © Walking-Chair
<b>Walking-Chair / Karl Emilio Pircher, Fidel Peugeot / Ping meets Pong</b> / conference table / 2003 / steel, aluminium, top melamine-coated, synthetic material / 75 x 200 x 200 cm / product line no. 2 / Photo: Guenter Parth / © Walking-Chair
Daniel Wandres

conventional: coach – sunny and hot
different: tube – shady and cool

Daniel Wandres / slumber hose / tubular air mattress / 2002 / polyurethane foil / Ø 100 cm, length 220 cm / prototype / Photo: Daniel Wandres / © Daniel Wandres
<b>Daniel Wandres / slumber hose</b> / tubular air mattress / 2002 / polyurethane foil / Ø 100 cm, length 220 cm / prototype / Photo: Daniel Wandres / © Daniel Wandres

Daniel Wandres

  • 1975
    born in Karlsruhe, lives in Karlsruhe
  • 1998
    studied product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
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Moritz Willborn

Moritz Willborn

  • 1979
    born in Karlsruhe, lives in Karlsruhe
  • 2001
    studied product design at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Design
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conventional: shaded light inside
different: shaded light outside

Moritz Willborn / open air / exterior luminary / 2000 / plastic, aluminium / 330 x 75 x 75 cm / prototype / Photo: Nadine Meisel & Moritz Willborn / © Nadine Meisel & Moritz Willborn
<b>Moritz Willborn / open air</b> / exterior luminary / 2000 / plastic, aluminium / 330 x 75 x 75 cm / prototype / Photo: Nadine Meisel & Moritz Willborn / © Nadine Meisel & Moritz Willborn
wunschforscher

conventional: separated
different: compacted

wunschforscher / Blasius Osko, Oliver Deichmann / TOP. TABLE / multifunctional furniture object / 2001 / steel tube, varnished MDF / 180 x 196 x 160 cm / prototype / Photo: Wunschforscher / © Wunschforscher
<b>wunschforscher / Blasius Osko, Oliver Deichmann / top.table</b> / multifunctional furniture object / 2001 / steel tube, varnished MDF / 180 x 196 x 160 cm / prototype / Photo: Wunschforscher / © Wunschforscher

wunschforscher

Oliver Deichmann

  • 1975
    born in Stuttgart, lives in Berlin
  • 1996-1998
    studied industrial design at the Berlin University for the Arts
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Blasius Osko

  • 1975
    born in Gdansk, lives in Berlin
  • 1996-1998
    studied industrial design at the Berlin University for the Arts
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1998
wunschforscher