Never mind the fact we initially thought this was an interior of a milk-bar (rather than an artisan cocktail bar of alcoholic variety), the beautifully crafted space is a little jewellery box carefully designed, resolved and detailed within an inch of it’s life. The Munich bar interior, designed by Fabian A. Wagner of Buero Wagner with Andreas Kreft, pays tribute to the local Bavarian culture and craftsmanship.
The ‘Pila’ series, meaning ‘pile’ in italian is a unique and unconventional assemblage of different plates by German designer Hanna Krüger from the Rosenthal Studio Line. The design ‘Pila’ stacks china plates and transforms them into vases and lamps with reference from everyday life – where plate piles are created for pragmatic reasons, for washing up in the sink or stashed in the cupboard. The design also demonstrates that the clash of forms, stories and time can develop a completely new aesthetic dimension.
Swiss architecture firm Rippmann Oesterle Knauss (ROK) recently completed the MRQT Stuttgart boutique. The stand-out feature of this streetwear store is a textured wall made up of 22,000 individual timber dowels. The minimal interior features white walls and a concrete floor to contrast with the feature wall. A range of clothing is hung on metal rails against the textured wall backdrop which references flowing fabric.
Weiss—heiten have designed the first signature store in Germany for Australian skin care brand, Aesop. The store recently opened on Alte Schönhauser Street in Berlin, Mitte. Reflecting Aesop‘s approach to build unique site-specific stores that reflect local qualities, Weiss—heiten explored the unique character of Berlin, it’s tension between the contrast of old and new, roughness and beauty, urban and nature. Inspired by Gerhard Richter’s colour studies and monochromatic canvases and by the city’s industrial history and everyday charm, the interior assumes a palette of leaf-green and a quietly clinical aesthetic…
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…
Silke Baltruschat is a Hamburg-based graphic designer and illustrator with a real knack for transforming ordinary things into something entirely different. I recently came across her Handarbeiten series – which according to Google Translate means” handicrafts”, so I’m going to roll with it. Baltruschat transformed vintage posters from the 70′s Schulmädchen-report and embroidered them with black cotton thread to resemble body hairs. Awkward and wrong, but seriously funny…