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  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

breathing chandeliers

five grand kinetic chandeliers fill the Arcade’s of Potsdamer Platz with slow continuous movement

all five chandeliers create a cheerful color composition
credit: Faruk Pinjo

breathing chandeliers is a kinetic artwork inspired by the grandness of the ballrooms of the 1920s. Five grand kinetic chandeliers fill the Arcade’s of Potsdamer Platz with slow continuous movement. The coloured bodies seem to breathe slowly, giving lively rhythm and tempo to the space and create a dormant vitality.
The shapes of the kinetic volumes are based on traditional chandeliers from the countries many current residents from Berlin originate from (Germany, Turkey, Poland, Syria and Italy). Made in lightweight, airy material, the vibrant volumes vary in sizes from 350 to 400 cm in diameter with lengths from 430 to 550 cm and thus leave an impression when entering the Arcades.

main image by Faruk Pinjo

video of breathing chandeliers

the coloured volumes seem to breathe slowly, giving lively rhythm and tempo

red chandelier
credit: Faruk Pinjo

orange chandelier from below
credit: Faruk Pinjo

video of the setup of one chandelier

light blue chandelier during the setup

sketching to refine the shapes of the chandeliers
credit: Leo Mühlfeld

  • material

    aluminium, fabric, velcro, custom made linear motors

  • dimensions

    red chandelier approx. 460 x 350 cm

    orange chandelier approx. 500 x 250 cm

    green chandelier approx. 430 x 400 cm

    light blue chandelier approx. 460 x 280 cm

    dark blue chandelier approx. 550 x 300 cm

  • production

  • material suport

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Sophia Stoewer, Florian Semlitsch, Christoph Heidebrecht, Julia Habarda