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Enfaltung, which in german harbors many meanings: unfold, expand or develop, is the basis of this Master’s thesis project created by german native Jule Waible for her Design Products program at the Royal College of Art. This series features a yellow dress that transformes its shape dependent upon the movement of the body, a green expandable accordion styled bag and an orange umbrella which all use a style referred to as origami tessellation. It is exactly that in which it describes along with the magic of the source of her inspiration, Mary Poppin’s enchanted bag. “Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing,” she writes. “My response is to use folding as part of my design process.”
Bartek Elsner is a Berlin based freelance art director and multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on digital communication. What we love most about him: He is insanely good in building really stylish cardboard sculptures.
This giant cardboard ghettoblaster was build to promote the International Radio Festival 2012 in Zurich / Switzerland. The huge boombox is sourrounding the car. The Mini is the battery for the powerful sound which you can see from the backside.
Comali is a german based company made up of Nadja Oertel and Susanne Sandritter where their business concept is to have a socially responsible and sustainable design on-line trading for individuals. Here they have three different animals, squirrel, elephant and butterfly, camouflaging themselves into their wallpapered backgrounds.
Christian Fiebig is a german product designer that has created his reinterpretation of the chesterfield deep buttoned armchair by use of a computer program to reconstruct it entirely with polygonal faces. He then made this prototype come to life by rebuilding it with paper which helped him to realize it as a full scale model. He is currently still working on the development of the chair as a functional piece.
Ruben Scupin, a talented and multifaceted designer from Germany, is bringing the experience of fashion and beauty like never before with his Bachelor’s project entitled HARD, a Bookazine featuring interactive elements such as Pop-Up, lenticular images, stitching and much more.
“I am often asked about the secret, how to become a paper engineer. In fact, there is no secret, but: Many hours of practice. Don’t give up if you fail. If your first pop up design doesn’t work, make a second, a third … or a dozen. Like for a musician or an athlete, there is no other way to improve your skills than to exercise. You can’t be a good sportsman just by watching sport shows on the TV. If you want to be a paper engineer, you have to work with paper. That’s all.”—Peter Dahmen
Origami dates back to the 17th centry and has been admired for its beauty as well as its discipline in mastery. Fast forward to today and you can see all different types of ways that origami is being produced, whether through computer generated help or from the traditional basics of where it all began.
Anja Markiewicz has gone above and beyond to create these delicate and yet incredibly complex origami pieces that are the smallest I have ever seen. They can range from 38mm to even a smaller size of 8mm. Incredible!Continue reading
Initially upon seeing this you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it’s actually wood. Elisa Strozyk is a German based textile designer who has been researching ways to provide wood with textile properties in testing methods to make wood flexible and soft, or interweave textile elements. One of the processes to design a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by hand or laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface. In response to our way of life becoming more immaterial in a digital age, she has created these diverse wooden textiles that can be easily manipulated with slight movement which in turn give more meaning and value back into the object itself.
The Sehsucht team in Berlin has combined the best qualities of stop motion, 2D and 3D animation techniques to form this exquisite illustration of “life is a journey”.
So fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride through Google Street View Deutschland. Continue reading