• 15.3.2024 – 13.10.2024
    new project , exhibition

    "Water Pressure - Designing for the future" an exhibition of the MK&G Hamburg and Jane Withers Studio – looks at the water crisis from a global perspective. We were commissioned to come up with an installation celebrating water. The result "vital rain" is part of the exhibition and will stay permanently in the museums yard.
    more soon

    MKG Hamburg - Water Pressure

  • april 2024
    new project

    For the glassware company Lobmeyr we designed "ident" - drinking set No.287

    Identical shape, identical height - five individual glasses.
    The series was unveilded during Milan Design Week.


  • april 2024 - ongoing
    factory tour

    We designed the factory tour for Laufen in Gmunden with a lot of details and small installations to guide and inform local and international guests.

    Laufen Gmunden

  • 5.4.2024 - 14.7.2024

    "inWastement" glass series is on show at the Klimabiennale in Vienna at the "design with a purpose" exhibition.

    Klimabiennale Wien

  • 15.9 2023 - 21. 7 2024

    HEIMATEN. An exhibition and survey and an attempt to break with conventional takes on Heimat. the exhibition was shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) in 2022. Our specially commissioned piece 'riparian cloud' is now also on show in Molfsee.

    Freilichtmuseum Molfsee

  • ongoing

    MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent Design exhibition one can find 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