1. Vase, Hanne Willmann. Berlin-based industrial designer Hanne Willmann was working with furniture, lights and tableware design, and recently added the Willman vase to her oeuvre. In this design she plays with the contrast of heavy and indestructible concrete with fragile glass. To amplify the contrast, the materials are put in an surprising order, concrete above glass. The vase has been manufactured by the Danish brand Menu and was shown at Maison&Objet 2014.
2. Photo frame, The Fundamental Group. The Fundamental Group: Architects and designers who make ‘mathematical magic for your coffee table and actually also make coffee tables’. These photo frames made from etched steel and brass are designed to simultaneously hide and draw attention to what is behind them. The geometric cut-outs create a mosaic or leadlight window kind of pattern in a modern way.
3. Laundry bag, Kolor. Tatjana Reimann studied architecture in Düsseldorf and European Urban Studies at Bauhaus Unversity in Weimar. Uli Meyer studied architecture and interior design in Düsseldorf. Tatjana and Uli live and work in Berlin and together founded publishing house BerlinerLuft and design consultancy Kolor Studio. Their work includes many different disciplines, from paper products, to wearables, to furniture, but all with a clear signature style. Kolor loves color and so we picked this tyvek laundry bag with a neon orange graphic print.
4. Prism, Olga Bielawska. Olga Bielawska is a freelance designer based in Hamburg, Germany. Born in Warsaw but raised in Bavaria, she graduated from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Her works range from furniture, tableware to various home goods. These”Prism” holders get their graphical signature from their straight lines, shapes , sharp edges and contrasting colors inside and outside. They are made with traditional techniques of bookbinding and fold easily for transport.
5. Illustrated glossary, Anne Baier. Low German is a popular but also an endangered language. This glossary wants to show the attractiveness of the Low-German vocabulary. It describes 43 Low-German words in text and illustration, words such as ‘Buddel’, ‘kieken’ or ‘Moin’. The image narrative try to express the North German culture. This book was written, designed and illustrated by Anne Baier and was her final work at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.