WARUM SIND INNENARCHITEKTEN WICHTIG?
Interior architects are important because they are the expertize in designing and building interiors for safety, functionality and aesthetics. For those reasons, its not just a matter of understanding about materials and technical aspects, also not just aestethical ones, but mainly emotional aspects. They are the ones specialize in questions like light, textures, atmosphere. Since builings are made for being used by Man, the interation that happens indoors might be central.
WAS ERWARTEN SIE BEIM INPULS KICK OFF VON DEN TALENTEN?
We are willing to be surprised by their creativity and skills. Design industry has been changing a lot, and today technical competences are not such a differentiator factor, since more or less everyone is able to manage such things like computer programs. Good taste and communication are for us really important skills.
EIN KIT FÜR ALLE FÄLLE. IHR WICHTIGSTES UTENSIL IM BÜRO?
A cloud service. We are always moving from one side to the other and to have our files stored in a cloud is super important for the working flow.
ANA RELVAO UND GERHARDT KELLERMANN // RELVAOKELLERMANN
RELVAOKELLERMANN is an office for industrial design based in Munich.
The office's work is focused within the areas of culture and commerce, ranging from brands like Bulthaup, Auerberg or Huawei, to inventors seeking to bring their patents to life.
RELVAOKELLERMANN develop and create new products and objects together with its clients by constantly analyzing, researching and solving problems, by discovering new usages and scenarios with an eye for new materials/technologies and changes in the current society.
AUERBERG - Book Box
People always created containers for their things to be stored: Our predecessors traveled with a basket, in the medieval period people used artful chests to express their social status, sailors had their sailor boxes and the 68 generation used old orange boxes as shelves. So this means that the box is the third archetype object in our culture history, following the table and the chair.
Three anodized “U-sheets” of anodized aluminum, glued together provide our book box: very lightweight, solid, stackable in two directions and with carrying handles on both sides.
BOXES: Re-interpret the object
The utility of the box always influenced design – functionality was the main thing to concentrate on when designers sketched boxes. The manufacturer Auerberg concentrated on that fact and produced some highly functional containers. The design approach of being “radically subjective” was realized by internationally renowned designers in order to re-interpret a box with different materials for all types of purposes. All the boxes have only one aim: to serve their purpose as best as possible.
Nine designers of five nations designed nine boxes as well as a special one for the new collection of the museum. Christoph Böninger, Fritz Frenkler, Tobias Grau, Gerhardt Kellermann and Herbert Schultes from Germany, Emanuela Frattini-Magnusson from the USA, Alfredo Häberli from Switzerland, Marialaura Irvine-Rossellio from Italy and Ana Relvao from Portugal were working for this project.