Like Paper by Aust Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung.
Photo © Minu Lee, Merlin Laumert.

A Floor Lamp by Aust Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung.
Photo © Minu Lee.

A Book Box by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Book Box by Aust Amelung.
Photo © Merlin Laumert.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust | Yellowtrace.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust.
Photos © Jan Köhler.

Aust Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung of Aust & Amelung.
Photos © Minu Lee.

 

Aust & Amelung is a young German design studio formed by two product designers – Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung. The pair creates and develops lighting, furniture and interiors in their Kassel studio. Human desire for individuality is a reoccurring theme in their work. Their products reflect on this idea resulting in the reuse of existing objects, or encouraging the user to take an active role in manipulating the production process of the product. Think bookshelves constructed around an existing old book, or furniture that includes plants turning the user into a gardener and designer. In their project Like Paper, they take an active role in the production process making every object unique while maintaining the character of a series.

 

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Floor Lamp by Aust & Amelung.
Photos © Minu Lee.

 

Their latest product is A Floor Lamp, based on the simple mechanism of a beam balance. A long beam cranes across the room and balances a lampshade on one side against a sandbag in the other. The sandbag can be moved manually into four positions.


Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

Like Paper by Aust & Amelung.
Photos © Minu Lee, Merlin Laumert.

What seems to be folded paper, is made out of slewed concrete. The lamps from Like Paper series are an image of what we expect to be a paper-folded lampshade. They imitate the fine surfaces of paper individuality through arbitrary edges, kinks and creases. Through this each object is unique. Although certain patterns are used, the series results and exists through distortion. While some lamps shine downwards by dangling from the ceiling, others lie “exhausted” on the surface and gleam in strange directions.

Project supported by German technologies & engineering concepts.
Available at Dua Shop.


A Book Box by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Book Box by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Book Box by Aust & Amelung | Yellowtrace.

A Book Box by Aust & Amelung.
Photos © Merlin Laumert.

A Book Box presents the beloved yet never-read book mounted to the wall. Framed and exhibited, it is presented with a new functionality. Opened, the book covers the contents inside. Closing the book opens the box. The book turns into a trap door that reveals a storage area or secret compartment.


Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust | Yellowtrace.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust | Yellowtrace.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust | Yellowtrace.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust | Yellowtrace.

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust.
Photos © Jan Köhler.

Vase & Leuchte is the result of exceptional combinations and unusual things. The nature is presented artifcially, the living being used as material and laboratory aesthetics is brought into the living room.

Design by Miriam Aust. Available at Dua Shop.



[Photography credits as noted. Images courtesy of Aust & Amelung.]

 

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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  1. A Floor Lamp by Aust and Amelung

    […] @ yellowtrace ‘‘a floor lamp’ is based on the simple mechanism of a beam balance. A long beam cranes across the room and balances a lampshade on one side against a sandbag on the other. The sandbag can be moved manually into four positions weighing in different lighting situations.’ by Aust & Amelung, Kassel, Germany. Photography © Minu Lee. […]

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