• Category: Furniture Design
• Material: Multiplex, Books, stainless steel, glass
• Year: 2016
Creating furniture out of books, is that even ethically correct? What would Goethe or Dostojewski say if they knew somebody could sit on their finest pieces of literature? In an overly technological world, this controversial project is paying homage to one of humankind's greatest inventions while making it's content unreadable.
Over the course of time, the physical value of books decreased drastically. With the invention of the eBook and the rise of industrial manufacturing, what was once limited content in a book was multiplied and spread to a larger audience, leading to the physical value of the book to decrease. At the same time, the emotional bonding of the book and its reader stayed untouched.
Even if the content was read several times, it is unlikely that the books are thrown away or in the best case passed on to someone else. In an overly technological world, books have become a stage to promote or show off the intellectuality of its owner. Shelves are crumbling by the amounts of books displayed on them, while the book itself looses its value in between the masses. The project „Bookfurnitures“ is playing with this terminology by giving chosen books a permanent and prestigious place inside of the furniture. Grappling with the moveables consequently forces the user to also deal with the authors and their works.
The „Bookfurniture“ Project is limited to 25 pieces each object.
• Category: Interior Design
• Year: 2017
Together with „Thingk Design“, Marfaing Design reinterpreted the entrance hall of the „Fachhochschule Potsdam“. The goal was to create a multifunctional area in which students can hold presentations, create little exhibitions, have a space to gather or simply enjoy their breaks in between classes.
The Hexagon Lounge is a modular interior design project which, depending on it's user's purpose, changes in shape and usability. The core of the project was to develop different ergonomic situations where students can work sitting or standing while being kept away from acoustic and optical stimuli.
Since every piece of furniture was placed on wheels, the area is convertible to a variety of different constellations. This gives the students room for maneuvers, leading to a more interactive and creative working process.
The smart light bulbs inside the cluster-like hang lamps are individually customizable without interfering with the public area of the entrance hall. The result is a dynamic light situation in which the user can change the settings into a work intensive scenario, a presentation illumination or a simple warm and welcoming light.
• Category: Stage Design
• Numbers of workers: 12
- Felix Brückner, Architekt
- Plötzlich am Meer Festival
• Year: 2017
• Location: Kolberg, Poland
The challenge was to create architectural structures which blend in naturally with their surroundings. The stage area itself was embedded in between two old grass covered bunkers, where a little birch forest was growing. The idea to create a witch-like forest emerged quickly.
Due to its surroundings, building a structural stage wouldn't have made sense, so instead we placed the stage under a large tent. As a pleasant side effect of that decision, the total costs were lowered. In contrast to other stages of the festival, where primarily electronic music was played by DJs, the Livestage had a lot of musical equipment to work with. The Front of House (FoH) was designed as a witch house big enough to host large mixing panels and several working
sound engineers (live bands as well as DJs were performing on the stage). The different music styles were separated by location, which resulted in a DJ booth looking like the witch's outhouse. The Bar was placed to the side of the stage area, but due to heavy rains during construction, the path became inaccessible. To resolve this issue, a gangplank was spontaneously built, which in the end enhanced the scenery. The atmosphere of the witch forest was completed by adding a few eye catching elements such as a well with a fog machine inside, a 10 person swing, and several pedestals/light installations.
• Category: Packaging Design
• Materials: Finnish Cardboard
- Aroma Olymp
• Location: Berlin/Hamburg, Germany
• Year: 2017
This project is dealing with the temporary use of packaging. In the context of a Bachelors degree, Marfaing Design worked with „Aroma Olymp“ to create a reusable and useful tea packaging. The result was the creation of an afterlife for the already very short life cycle of packaging.
Packaging in general has, first and foremost, the purpose to deliver the good to the consumer safely. In addition to that, it informs the consumer with facts about the good, while parallelly creating an advertisement platform for the company. All of those aspects are highly important to the purchase process of the good itself. However the lifespan of the packaging is extremely short. Why not creating something which lasts longer and has an additional purpose?
By having an additional purpose, the mustard glass has been chosen as general orientation. After consuming the mustard, the packaging changes its function by being usable as an ordinary drinking glass.
Unfortunately this 1 to 1 development reaches its borders pretty fast, regarding the fact that none really needs 10 mustard drinking glasses in their home. Therefore finding a mechanism in which the amount of used packaging is irrelevant for its future purpose was paramount.
The outcome is a plug system placed on the packaging itself. By tearing the package apart, the single elements can be used to create home decorations like lamps, bowls, or even bigger artsy structures.
The system itself is endless, meaning no matter how many elements the consumer has, he is always able to create either something new or enlarge a previous project.
Together with the used colours, connecting the single elements together portraits the characteristics of drinking the tea itself. The almost meditational working process reflects the easing and regenerative effects of the Greek mountain tee on the human body.
• Category: Lamp Design
• Year: 2018
• Location: Berlin
Taking the idea of the Packagaing to an other level by creating a variety of Lamps.
More to come!