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We are an analytical design agency specialized in creating conscious, sustainable experiences. Establishing emotive bonds between human and object is our science, leading to immersive spaces and unique product solutions.













SELECTED WORKS



SEEDLING







Sector:    Lighting Design
Client:     Confidential
Year:        2018




A COMPOSTABLE CAPSULE


The pendant lamp ‘Seedling’ reminds of an opening seed capsule releasing a seedling into its life. The capsule mysteriously hides the light source and thus creates an optical play for the viewer who seeks to look inside to understand it. The downward emitting light predestines the pendant light for contract usage scenarios. When replacing the light source, the shade can be lifted upwards freely. To be able to return the capsule to the earth after its lifespan, only compostable materials were used. Thus the shade can transform to earth, which in turn represents new breeding ground for tree seeds. 





















MONOLITH








Sector:    Tableware Design
Client:      MEISTERdesign
Year:        2015




ADDRESSING NEW HABITS


Since smart devices came available in the 2000s we increasingly integrated them into our personal lives, our jobs, our daily habits. They play an essential role in our daily communication and handling them became a new need. We have to find new ways of arrangement and integration for us to utilize the their full workflow potential. In order to gain visibility and order we developed a desk organizer which displays smart devices next to notebook screens and desktop monitors.




















ARTIFICIAL FRUIT







Sector:     Lighting Design
Client:      Limited Studio Edition
Year:        2018




FRUITS OF COMPUTATION


The lampshade “Artificial Fruit" is one of a series of shapes created in the course of working with digital surface modelling. A new tool which makes it possible to imitate botanical shapes, windings of washed-out coralstones or scale structures enables us to bring about a new aesthetic which evokes associacions and emotions naturally. In the case of this lampshade, the use of PLA; a biodegradable sugar-based plastic; produces a man-made product that comes close to a naturally grown fruit within its concept. The 3D-printed lampshade can alter any conventional pendant lighting socket using a “SnapOn" feature, developed by the studio.























ROUGH BEAUTY







Sector:            product design
Client:             Private commission
Year:               2019
Disciplines:      Industrial design, procedual modeling



READING LAMP


In this project we received the opportunity to design a floorlamp of rough, honest materials individually for a residential house. Consequence and thoughtfulness of the design measures, were the important guides the client addressed to us. As a result, the base consists of a solid piece of waterjet-cut stainless steel with the cut edges left rough. A horizontal drilled hole guides the transparent thin cable through the material to reach the 8mm rod, the lampshade is elegantly residing on.
















WIR II PLANET







Sector:            Cover Artwork
Client:             ALLE ACHTUNG
Year:               2018
Disciplines:      art direction, graphic design






VISUALIZING EMOTIONS


Mid 2018 we were approached by the Austrian band ALLE ACHTUNG to art direct and create the visual language for their upcoming 2018 album & release called “WIR II PLANET” (WE II PLANET).

Still with a rough and original indie rock sound, the music of the new album features also pianos and strings supporting the theme. Their music tells about the complexity of emotions in relationships.

After extensive listening to their music we developed a feeling which kind of visual direction would suit the theme. It was set from the beginning that the result would have to incorporate all three aspects of the album’s title. We used the overall round shape in combination with NASA satellite imagery to communicate the PLANET aspect while the WE 2 is formed by the silhouettes. The patterns of planetary structures are also expressions of their personalities.
























CELINDE







Sector:    Furniture Design
Client:      Wildwood
Year:        2017




FLAT PACKABLE FUNCTIONALISM


Approached by the Austrian furniture manufacturer Wildwood, the set of coffee tables 'Celinde' was developed as a strategic solution for the brand to reach a new design-oriented, urban clientele. Through target market analysis we created a tailored product that celebrates urban coffee culture: a set of side tables, consisting of a crossed foot construction and a flat wooden plate that functions as a serving tray. When tray is placed on the frame, it self-centers by gravity.Thus the user is guided by the object while focusing on the served items. As the company concentrates mainly on e-commerce distribution, the products should be flat packable and very easy to assemble. Thus, the frame can be put together by hand only, using a single screw.























REMEMBER







Sector:    Editorial Design
Client:     Katharinawerk
Year:       2017




CAPTURING A BUILDINGS SOUL


This is a book we designed for an interreligious community; the Katharinawerk in Basel, Switzerland. The house; designed by architect Hermann Baur in 1967; which has become a part of the peoples lives, will disappear now after decades of use. We tried to capture the house and its character photographically, and designed a book for the inhabitants. It should function as an instrument to bring back the memories one connects with the place after the the destruction of the building.

"With the disappearance of living spaces, concealed reminiscent fragments may get lost forever, because one cannot visit the place of their origin any more."




    


















OUR FOCUS







PRODUCT DESIGN


An original idea at the core is the beginning of a process that leads, via market analysis, design, construction and prototyping, field testing and implementation, to a uniquely pratic, economic and novel symbol of value; a product that equips companies for the future.






SPACIAL DESIGN


If something special is desired in the architectural context, we offer design services from the first sketch to the completed customized work. Designs for immersive room experiences, unique business premises and private residential projects are brought to perfection  by our powerful network of local partner companies.







GRAPHIC DESIGN


Products often require intelligent packaging solutions that not only protect the product but also fascinate people and arouse their curiosity. Next to packaging design we also offer book- & catalouge design and brand communication measures.








EDUCATION & RESEARCH


As a 'Cradle to Cradle' certified design agency, our focus on materials research leads us through the history of resource mining and manufacturing to sustainable and future proof approaches and concepts. Our sustainability strategy of manifesting a deep relationship between man and the manufactured object has made product semantics our second field of research.








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CALENDAR




DESIGN WITHOUT BORDERS

02.05.2019

We are looking forward to participate in this year’s MeeD - Design Without Borders exhibition, taking place at theNew Budapest Gallery from 31.05 - 23.06.2019 showcasing positions of over 100 design practices from 7  European countries. In last year’s edition we received the “Design Without Borders Award” as the ‘best of the show’ for remarkable consistency of quality of design throughout the presented work.



MEET THE DESIGNER

30.04.2019

What is naturalness? How do we define what is artificial and what is not? In the course of DESIGNMONAT Graz Lukas Klingsbichel talks about new possibilities of product semantics and manufacturing with alternative materials. 11.05.2019 / 11:00 @Kunsthaus Graz



WORLD WIDE THINGS COLLECTION

30.04.2019

We are happy to looking forward to participate in this years main product design exhibition ‘World Wide Things Collection’ of
DESIGNMONAT Graz taking place in the “Neue Gallerie” historical art gallery of the ‘Joanneumsviertel’ museum district. The exhibition will be on show from 11.05.–09.06.2019.





PROTOTYPES @ BERN & ZURICH

29.10.2018

We are exited to announce the launch of two never seen product prototypes during the international travelling exhibition format Austria - The Art Of Discovery carried out by the Austrian Tourist Office; on show in two locations in Switzerland this year. Make sure to experience the works up close at Blickfang Bern from 16. - 18.11.2018 and in Zurich from 23. - 25.11.2018.







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Moserhofgasse 7a
A-8010 Graz
Austria





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