news
  • June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • 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

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd
    exhibition

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • 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

perspective boxes

a project that plays with one's visual perception

  • year 2017

  • category Products and Furniture

  • commissioned by

    self-initiated

perpective boxes, 2017

The project perspective boxes brings two-dimensional perspective drawings of cubes, into the three-dimensional world in the form of storage boxes. Seen from the right point of view and with light from the left, the perspective boxes appear geometrically perfect and nearly like a drawing on cardboard. However, as soon as they are turned or the observer approaches them, one understands that most of the angles are not 90 degrees and the object is slanted. The perfect geometry is just an optical illusion. The three different shades of colour on the faces of the boxes enable and intensify this effect. Since the boxes are angled the smaller storage containers can be opened by pushing the highest or lowest corner of the lid. While the smaller boxes offer storage space for jewellery, toys or smaller desktop items, the lager box can be used as a little side-table, stool and offers a drawer to store larger things.

The perfect geometry is just an optical illusion.

when looking at the boxes from another perspective, one realises quickly that they are not right-angled

the smaller boxes can store desktop items, small toys and similar things

the lager box can be used as a little side-table, stool and offers a drawer to store larger things

the drawer can be opened with a push-latch system

technical visualisation of a perspective boxes cube. While the vertical lines are all parallel, the horizontal lines are not. The edges are mitred so that the lid slides in perfectly. Three shades of the same colour underline the visual effect.

the lid can be opened by pushing the highest or lowest corner gently

small cardboard models in various colours and showing that the concept works in different sizes

some of the first grey cardboard models during the development

  • material

    small boxes: birch plywood, paint

    big box with drawer: birch plywood, paint, hinges

  • dimensions

    small blue box: 26 x 26 x 26 cm

    small yellow box: 40 x 23 x 15 cm

    small red box: 24 x 17 x 18,5 cm

    big red box: 45 x 45 x 45 cm

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, first test phase (2015): Anouk Buntsma realisation (2017): Benedikt Steiner, Elisa Polner