news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

offsets

a collection of objects where each piece
is dependent on the one before

  • year 2017

  • categories Processes, Machines & Their unique Results
    Products and Furniture

  • developed for

    ‘morphosis’ exhibition at Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • commissioned by

    self-initiated

Inspired by how farmers keep parts of their crop for planting the seeds in the next season, and by botanical offsets that can be used to grow new plants. We applied the same principle to a design project. The result is the offsets series.
Felt fabric is slowly rolled into a tree-trunk shaped object with different colours giving it its own character. Once the object is finished, a section is cut off and forms the inner core of a new piece. The off-cut is wrapped again in layers of various coloured felt. From the second finished object, once again a piece is cut off and forms the starting point for the next object; and so on. Each piece is thus grown from the last one, in an ongoing series of unique objects, where each shape is defined by the previous off-cut. The emerging objects all have the same height and can be used as stools, seating poufs and small side tables.

offset of a plant and an offsets object

offsets piece number four with cross section showing the layers

concept sketch of the offsets series explaining how one cut-off forms the inner core of the following piece

the first piece of a series is almost round because it is not dependent on a previous cut-off

the first cut-off from the green piece forms the inner core for the much bigger, blue seating object

offsets portrait of piece number two

Once an object is finished, a piece is cut off and forms the starting point for the next object. Each piece is thus grown from the last one, in an ongoing series of unique objects.

offsets portrait of piece number three

offsets portrait of piece number four

offsets portrait of piece number five

numbering various layers of felt during the production process

  • material

    felt, snythetic felt, woodglue,
    oak, laquered plywood

  • dimensions & weight
    approximately
    (series no.1)

    #1  40 x 33 x 42 cm & 12,8 kg

     

    #2  61 x 76 x 42 cm & 45,2 kg

     

    #3  41 x 58 x 42 cm & 25,3 kg

     

    #4  43 x 44 x 42 cm & 16,6 kg

     

    #5  40 x 37 x 42 cm & 16,9 kg

     

    #6  42 x 49 x 42 cm & 27,7 kg

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Bernd van Riel, Elisa Polner