Trixie -  glasses inspired by feminine elegance of the 1950s combined with modern colours, materials and textures

In May 2012 a workshop related to the project Sitzen.Draußen Sitting.Outside took place in the Polish city of Gliwice. Student project groups from Germany and Poland were invited. Mixed teams were meant to find new solutions for public spaces in Gliwice. All workshop results and our semester projects were exhibited in a local gallery after the four-day workshop.

exhibition Alltagshelden @ DMY 2012 International Designfestival

Altagshelden is a cooperation of the artschool berlin weißensee and the VIA workshops berlin weißensee. More information about the project on www.alltagshelden-berlin.de

roto is a seating for public areas like parks, squares and pedestrian areas. The press formed bearing surface made of  zinc sheet is rotatable like the back and arm rests connected to the  bearing. User have the possibility to turn the chair to each other or away. A extended arm rest forms a small table for a coffee to go or a book. The base is made of concrete. roto was developed in the four-weeks project Sitzen.Draußen Sitting.Outside at the KHB in summer term 2012.

button is a seat cushion made of a non-woven fabric with synthetic fibres. Using any kind of strings the cushion can be fixed to chairs, stools and benches with even surfaces, espeacially seats made of wire. With button other furniture and residential accessories like dustbins, laundry baskets and beer crates can be turned into a seating-accommodation. 

Do it youself. The optically most appealing effect is created, when the seat of a chair or stool is applied with holest that have the same size like the ones of the button. Just mark the holes, drill them and fix button with a colour matching string to the seat like I did with the stool FROSTA by IKEA.

The seat cushion button was developed amongst other residential accessories in the full term project NONWOVEN of the product design faculty in the winter term 2011/12. The project was coached by professor Helmut Staubach and the designers Sönke Hoof und Fabian Baumann from the studio Formfjord. Initiator and sponsor of the project was the company Filzfabrik Fulda GmbH & Co KG.

The task of the week-long short term project Pfennigware (German expression for small and cheap everyday products) was to analyze and refine a cheap everyday product of my own choice. I chose a pack of neon coloured marker notes. Marker notes generally have the duty to help the user to keep track of pages and pieces of informations in books and magazines. I realized that I often use so many marker notes that I do not see the wood for the trees. Based on this observation I developed marker notes in the shape of small fir trees. Used together they form a small forest. I made classic variant made of thin paper with glue on the back side and a more sustainable variant made of cardboard and veneer that can be clipped on the paper.

The short term project Pfennigware in winter term 2011/12 was coached by professor Helmut Staubach.

The pattern repeat platte berlin was created during an advanced textile design course themed “Berlin as a pattern repeat” in summer term 2010 during my foundation year at the KHB. The three-week course was coached by the textile designer Jenny Pilz.

Architecture is the stage of urban living. It expresses the character and face of a city or a district. Residential areas with buildings made of  precast concrete slabs appear to be abstract, dull and soul-less. Mostly due to their uniform look.

My concept ist the attempt to soften the astringence of the monotone and geometric grid cladding of builidings made with precast concrete slabs and show the humanity behind them. A seemingly endless handwritten line forms different facade grids of various types of builidings made of precast concrete slabs that are typical in East-Berlin.