Studio Más, known for designing products and furniture that are simple yet unique, released their Lamp Más in 2018. Created especially for the 2018 Young Retro Seoul Design Festival, Lamp Más was inspired by analogical behaviour and retro-like colour and shape and designed to have a beautiful balance between the pull switch and the lamp body.
Birgit Jürgenssen works with constellations and interactions influenced by gender-specific projections, physicality, and identification. Her affiliation in the feminist-oriented group DIE DAMEN (with Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen, ONA B., Ingeborg Strobl, and Lawrence Weiner) aided her in placing her objects between everyday life and role play.
Josef Hoffmann’s Sitzmaschine armchair, introduced in 1905, is a symbol of modernity that blends functionality and design. The chair’s aesthetic, built in collaboration with J. & J. Kohn, is pioneer in bentwood furniture, showcasing Jugendstil’s geometric principles. The design represents an evolution in adjustable furniture, combining innovative materials with artful architecture.
He simplified the chair’s structure so that the sculpted backrest and arms form one continuous element. The turned legs rigidly support the deep seat rail and top piece without the need for stretchers, combining an expressive form that draws on Chinese precedents with natural materials and a rationally conceived design destined for the most exacting factory manufacture.