Technical and utilitarian solutions, objects, furniture, interior and items which make life a bit better. During the manufacturing process it is very important to think about the whole process from necessity to manufacturing, to selling, to using, to upgrading, to repairing and disposial.

 

Recycle, reuse, reduce is a big point for designing a process and not only a product itself.

 

Quality, short delivery, local materials, recycling and low impact manufacturing are also all essential features of my design. Today, with centralized mass production, we must look to the past for guidance to develop better manufacturing processes. We need to remember to value good craftsmanship and the little local shop.

 

 

 

 

squee-spree

exciting expansion

It is a wooden joint which is based on tratitional solid

carpenter technics.

 

 

To separate and join together all in one move .This new joinery technique ties together surfaces and rods. A Spree-squee element both keeps the rods apart and holds them together in tension. Secondly a rectangular Spree element is mounted between the rods which in one position tenses the material and when turned through 90∞ compresses it.

 

 

Semester 3

Product design

Prof. Sigmar Willnauer

 

2013

 

Projectprocess

 

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bendex feltbag

Making a bag from a flat piece of felt and three straps

narrative in design and making a worshop for furniture/ object design as a story telling

 

 

„robin weidner - has completed cabinet making apprenticeship. efficient, technically adept, relaxed

(as opposed to german stereotypes), optimistic. smallcounty town background.“

 

„work - a simple construction, made from solid, modest materials but becomes useful and reliable. not overdone but effective. the container represents a repository of the important and useful objects/ experiences and memories one collects in life.“

 

-Prof. Helmut Lueckenhausen-

 

 

Semester 2

International Seminar Week

Prof. Helmut Lueckenhausen (Australia)

 

2013

 

 

 

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bendex-Furniture

exciting flex furniture system

An furniture system with flex joints. Take it easy and simple. Easy manufacturing processes for people with less skill and disabilities.

 

 

It was my mastercraft‘smann finishing project. A collaboration with a social

workshop in Stuttgart. The funiture system, Bendex, which allows an assembly

process without tools and the manufacture could be carried out by people with

disabilities. The joint between the furniture parts only requires  a leverage system.

 

Less complex products, for less complex work.

 + assembly without tools

 + cradle to cradle

 + metallless joints

 + easy color- and material variations

 + same elements for different applications

 + manufacturing form handicaped people

 

Award:

BOSCH-Award - Firste Prize in Mastercraftsmans‘ finishing projects

 

 

Collage for woodworking technologies

Mastercraftsmann‘s finishing project

Wulfgang Lurati, Christan Bruns

 

2012

 

Overview page

Photography

Newspaper

 

Blog

 

 

 

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econ pc-MOuse

from plane to solid

Putting a flat element under tension, in order to

create a 3-dimensional figure.

 

The ergonomic shape of the mouse is created by bending, by threading a belt through the tension element and fixing it. Alternatively a flat piece of metal with its ends bent up, could be used, to fix the bent element.  The mouse offers possibilities, for design variation, as the structural components can easily be assembled by combining various materials, shapes and colors. Just as effortlessly as the mouse can be produced, shipped and assembled, the materials may be separated for the recycling.

 

Award:

Hama Student Award -first prize

 

Semester 1

Productdesign

Siggi Ackermann

 

2013

 

Projectprocess

 

 

 

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planar Meets planar

foundations

An other issue brings many interessting innovativ salotions.

 

The object is characterized in that it consists of many equal segments.The segments are clamped at the ends to other parts togehter. I can create different shapes with convex and concave bown segments.

It is like a modular system which include different sized elements for more or less comlex objects.

 

 

Semester 3

Three-dimensional design

Prof. Matthias Held

 

2013

 

 

 

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Citygarden gd

der simple window ledge garten

A possibility to create the own garden also in a cityflat. I like to give the residence in a big city without access to their own garden to grow up plants and vegetables. Nature should be accessible everywhere.

 

 

The idea of Citygarden GD is to cover urban facades with greenery,  give residents and children of urban flats the possibility,  plant their own herbs and

vegetables and help bees at the same time. The garden provides the possibility to install flowerpots on the window ledge in a very simple way. A bent polypropylene mat holds flowerpots and the system is stabilized by putting centre straps through the window frame. The window ledge carries the main weight.

 

 

Freetime

 

2013

 

 

 

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One-room appartment

Design of furniture, water and electricity supply

 

Design Brief: To design an appartment for two people in a residential care home. The space should be

functional as well as spacious and open.

 

 

The design concept is based on the idea that the wall panels should serve as a

defining line for the space as well as providing a ‚‘dock‘‘ for the various pieces of furniture.

 

The project included:

_Layout the electrical sockets,

  light switches and light fixings.

_Layout of water/waste pipes in bathroom

_all the furniture in the appartment

_Presentation of internal elevations, perspectives and

  construction, details, floor plan, electrical services

  plan. collage of materials,   and model at scale 1:10.

 

 

Collage for woodworking technologies

Semester 2

Interiordesign

Wolfgang Lurati

 

2011

 

More drawings

 

 

 

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spaTionator

The right distance as a letters game

 

The spationator emerged during typography class. A product should be developed that allows letters to be positioned at varying distances from each other.

 

 

My spationator can be crafted in a few working steps, and may be used in various ways. The main idea is that the piece of aluminium and the wooden element form a drawer together. The aluminium piece acts in the lower area as a classical „runner“ and the upper edge of the wood functions as a guide, to prevent the back of the drawer from tipping out. The letters are plotted on to PP-strips and, due to the tensile properties of the material, can be clamped into the wooden-U-piece, and then be moved around.

 

 

 

 

Semester 1

Typography foundations

Rafael Dietzel

 

2013

 

Projectprocess

 

 

 

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