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Nightshift – DMY 2012 Open Design Studios

As part of the DMY Designfestivals 2012 and being a Create Berlin Member we are looking forward to open our Atelier for your eyes this year so you can get a glimpse of how we work. Together with our studiomates Martina Zeyen and Jonas Labbé we invite you to drop by our place at the “Night of Design Studios” on the 7th of June from 19h to 22h.
You still find us here: Aqua Carré, Stairs B, 4th Floor, in Lobeckstr. 30-35 corner to Ritterstr. 23
We hope for inspiring exchange and have a cold drink ready, additionally you can buy Papercrafts for the first time.

Berlin UP for CREATE BERLIN

We had the chance to design an conceptualize the exhibition “Berlin UP” for CREATE BERLINs representation at Qubique 2011.

Teaming up with Flip Sellin of COORDINATION, Martina Zeyen and Ulrich Merz we developed a dual area space where one part is dedicated to a looooong table for seating and communication, and the other part host the platform for presenting the furniture projects.

Our lampshadeCRNKL! is also an offspring of this cooperation.

Orville

Our new table base Orville is set to break the predominance of steel framed tables with its wooden warmth.
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A prototype now, but we show Orville at Qubique 2011 for the first time to a broader public, and here:

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Wilbur

For the start of Wilbur we just refined the recipe, and now went for melamine finish.
This surface is much more scratch-proof than the clear coating that we inhouse-tested now for 1 year. And we could reduce the price by a bit.

The Basics of the concept stay the same, and will be complete with our own table base “Orville” that we were able to show
at Qubique 2011.Orville” is available upon request and Wilbur is available as a small series in our store.


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We chose the colours white and black, as well as a light green.

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Wilbur will be first available in white. The other colours black and green, as well as the hand coated version, can be inquired individually.
Wilbur can soon be ordered from here.

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CRNKL!

For the launch of the Create Berlin products weltunit designed a lampshade in cooperation with Flip Sellin of COORDINATION, Martina Zeyen and Ulrich Merz: CRNKL!
The lampshade CRNKL! is a scarf-size piece of recyclable spunbounded fabric with a grid of colored seams and embedded micro-magnets.

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CRNKL! can be added to the typical bulb/wire thingy that dangles from the ceilings of a lot of just-moved-in-homes and it will practically render any shape imaginable.
This product makes an end to naked bulbs, that people keep looking at for months after moving, but it can only be used for fluorescent bulbs or LED bulbs.

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CRNKL! is not the average designers lampshade, but more of a call for action to be your own designer. You an hang, drape or clip this lampshade around anything you have, without pre-determining the final form. The cold fluorescent light will get a warm tone and will be well diffused.

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Multiple CRNKL!s can be joined to larger formations that will also cover long fluorescents or a bunch of bulbs.
CRNKL! comes without bulb or cord, and can thus be shipped very easily in a flat box.

Limited Edition CREATEBERLIN X QUBIQUE only 100 pieces!

The product will first be available at BERLIN UP! and in the Qubique Gift Shop, as well as being up for order at Create Berlinaround the clock.
The reduced price of this edition will be 39,90€ – which is only valid during Qubique 2011!

Photography: Yves Sucksdorff

weltunit @ DMY11

As part of this years DMY Design Festval Berlin we’re having open doors in our Kreuzberg coworking space for showing our first finished product, tabletop “Wilbur” as well as prototypes of our new table bases.

Come by, have a look, have a coffee, have a drink, chat with us or discuss, inspire and be inspired, tell friends.

Exhibition: Saturday/Sunday 14-21h, Opening: Saturday 18h

How do you get here?

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Wilbur

Wilbur is a tabletop.
A product to make the common trestle/rack desks usable for working on a Laptop.

In the beginning was the idea to bring an acceptable cable management solution to the popular desks designed in the 50s by german architect Egon Eiermann, since existing solutions are impractical.
Anyone who worked at those tables knows the drill: sooner or later there’ll be a huge knot of cables on the floor making any plugging a matter of crawling under the table. Same on the table: Even few accessories will make cables, ac adapters and external drives taking up your precious desk space.

With this current working situation the table’s design idea of minimal aesthetics will seldom make it todays workspace.

Wilbur is gonna change this and bring functionality and minimalism back.

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Wilbur is picking up common practice of separately buying tabletop and base as a concept and acts as a system furniture in this sense.
System because on the one hand it’s possible to upgrade existing desk bases, on the other hand you have a choice of different bases, frames and trestles.

Wilburs core functionality is achieved with 2 important design features: the integrated tunnel beneath the tabletop and the access opening on the top.

The tunnel forms a hollow space under the tabletop where you can stash away your power supply and periphery. Fitted to accommodate a power strip, your power cables won’t pile up next to your feet. Because access is granted from the top it is much more comfortable than the usual cable-nets or cable-cages.
This comfort will enhance your flexibility since laptops are more often replugged than desktop machines.

The access opening is a cut-out of the tabletop with a flushed lid. Cables will run through the interstice down into the Tunnel.

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There are 2 versions of Wilbur: centrical or decentrical cut-out.
The centrical cut-out will provide a laptop-only workspace for minimal setups, whereas the de-centrical cut-out accommodates setups with external monitors or all-in-one computers like an iMac.

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Lid OptionsThe lids can be fitted for the make and model of the laptop from the above options.

Material:
MDF board, CNC milled, glued joints, no fittings.
Transparent PUR coating.

The material-efficient production together with the opportunity to tune up existing desk racks and frames adds to the ecologically and economically sustainable positioning of the product.

Wilbur will soon be available here, please join our newsletter for further info or email us for preliminary inquiries.

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Coffee Joint Mulackstr.

Design and Planning of the interiors and the craftsmanship of this small coffee joint in Mulackstr. 26, Berlin Mitte.
Clients: a coffee roastery and a graphic design studio, Herbst/Winter 2010

Update: The place was closed in Autumn 2012.

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We find a challenging initial situation: With the facile means and resources a lean coffee place with minimal footprint had to be created.
Mission statement was to create a cozy and warm, yet simple atmosphere that would not look overly clean and new. Teh spatial program should also reflect the neighborly atmosphere of the Mulackstraße.

It became obvious that the separation of client and workspace had to be lifted by moving the counter around, facing against the wall. Like this the guest and the barista will be on the same side of the counter.
Through creating this unique situation a lot of footprint can be saved and it spurs a more homely relation to the place and staff.

All the technical demands and equipment had to be accommodated and packed on this one small piece of furniture. As a speciality there is an integrated rack for coffee filters to brew some coffees simultaneously the classical way.

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New Site Finished

Finally! Our new site is ready. weltunit shines new again.
Why, you ask? There was a blog before that could have been used?
True, but we wanted to give our projects the frame they deserve and distinguish them from Daniel’s own web place. Admittedly they are overlapping on a personel level mostly but more projects depend on teams that are worthy to get their own space.
The content will be self initiated works as well as client-work that provide an insight to the current ongoings. Over time we even add older projects from the time before weltunit as a company to make the portfolio roots-complete.

weltunit website across devices
When we do something, we do it right: Thats why this webpage is coded according to newest web technologies and will not only shine in your latest browser but also on mobile Devices: iPhones, Androids, iPads and the likes (you can try it: just grab the lower right corner to resize your window). Even older browsers are not left behind, yet we strongly recommend webkit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome.

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weltunit screensizesThe site was build up on the WordPress platform and utilizes the cutting edge CSS3 and HTML5 coding of the iA3 Theme by informationarchitects. The theme is missing some documentation but is otherwise extremely well coded and optimized.
Very helpful in customizing the theme were my studiomates Mikkel of wpkitchen and Darryl of likemined.

With the new site came a new hosting provider. Farewell strato, it broke your neck that you delete mails from the inbox after some months without further notification and no ability to turn that off. Welcome DreamHost, who not only have an awesome admin panel interface but also host carbon neutral (read: green!) and offer affordable unlimited plans.

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Papercrafts

Available in our Online Store.

iDevice support accessories made from laser-cut cardboard.
Ecologically made and semi-durable.

Ever found yourself in front of an unused gadget accessory for which the Gadget doesn’t even exit anymore in your household?

Todays tech-loving people have an average update cycle of a bit more than one year. This holds especially true for those apple branded iDevices. And often your supporting accessories doesn’t fit the new model anymore.

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Why should your dock last longer than you use your current phone model? A lot of those remaining products are not being passed on when devices are sold, so people happen to collect them or even throw them away.
Not the greatest use of material, if you ask us.

So why not make some of your supporting hardware match this cycle, so it won’t last that long? This would only make sence if it can be made a lot more eco-friendly and way cheaper.

So here we go: Welcome to the Papercraft series. Made from recycled cardboard and laser-cut with carbon free energy.

But wait, you ask, don’t they wear to fast? Well, that’s the whole point. Sure they won’t survive the worst of coffee spills, but under responsible daily use the will last long enough to still be around when your head is already on the upgrade path. After that don’t hesitate to trash them when your original iPad is done and you constantly refresh the delivery status of your iPad 2 …

At the moment we’re offering 2 iPad variants, one for horizontal viewing only, the other with cutouts for both orientations, landscape and portrait, both available for all generations of iPad from 1 to 4.
Please head over to our Online Store for placing your order.

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Colorful:Deconstruction

Workshop for the 2007 EASA, the European Architecture Students Assembly, Elefsina Greece.

Project brief:
Add a new layer of information to a building in a participatory way.
Thus breaking the subsequent layers of information which are the hierarchical system of construction, the formal system of the facade, the functional system consisting of walls, windows and doors.

In other words deconstructing the previous/original set of architectonical information and replace or reorganize it with this new information.

This new layer should consist of colours only.


Take a wasted industrial building, which shows a strong structurization, this could be a formal, hierarchical or constructive structure. Best would be a building that is either a bit higher than its surroundings or that sits on an exposed plot.
The main aim is to disintegrate the given structure of the build- ing with an overlaying colorization, that will break the initial formal or constructive pattern and give it a new one that can be either read independently, in conjunction with the old pattern or will give the building a new anchor in its urban context.

The workshop methodic will not include computing in any kind of way, sketches will be made with color crayons we want to sharpen the participant’s sense for handcrafted design. We want to offer an anti-trend to all the contemporary prefab-parametric-cad-cam-cae design practices. What we do will be done by hand, also because we think the situation in Elefsina is inappropriate to embed new media technologies, our workshop is supposed to show that anybody can do something to change an urban situttion.

The outcome is far fletched, and ranges from an monstrous Graffiti-style object, over a very carefully painted storyboard, or a brutal deconstructive and various strict formal patterns, over to rectangular and color coordinated accuracy or shabby trash paint, and generally lead to a conglomerate of the various participant’s ideas, that if seen the optimum will play their colorful game together.
Additionally this will subsequently lead to a new “index” building in the city, deriving from it’s unique appearance as an architec- ture-scale colorful sculpture, and hopefully gain the power to generate new stimuli as a reference point in young urban life.

FACTS:
1 abandoned house in Elefsina, Greece
33 Participants from 14 Countries
3 Tutors from 3 Countries
0,7 Tons of facade colors
200 Cans of Spraypaint
3 lectures
4 Sponsors:
vitex Colour Systems Greece
Montana THE urban Spray Paint Company
OOS AG for Architecture
Gramberg Haberstroh Advertising Technology

Participants:
Ieva Cicenaite (LIT),
Matas Suipsinskas (LIT),
Tobias Roth (DE),
Frida Vang Petersen (DK),
Rune Madsen (DK),
Donatas Vitkauskas (LIT),
Helen-Rose Condon (IRL),
Zoltan Volcz (HUN),
Nicca Gade Christensen (NOR),
Nora Balacs (HUN),
Zsofi Kocyka (HUN),
Elsa Deconchat (FRA),
Sean Feeney (IRL),
Daria Rizzo (ITA),
Francis Keane (IRL),
Blathmhac Muser (IRL),
Barbara Müller (CH),
Gustav Syzmala (DK),
Rasmus Fasting (DK),
Axel Freij (SWE),
Linus Godet (SWE),
Heloise Cousin (FRA),
Mari Pape (DE),
Carolina Streber (NIC),
Chiara De Notariis (ITA),
Annika Vaisanen (FIN),
Christoph Holz (ENG),
Tove Hermansson (SWE),
Frida Boström (SWE),
Anton Kolbe (SWE),
Simon Kinneir (UK),
Ivonne Michel (CH),
Karolis Kyzika (LIT),

Tutors:
Nikolaj Friis (DK),
Goncalo Manteigas (CH),
Daniel Wahl (DE)

The Story of Eames


Gestalten.tv is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of “The Story of Eames Furniture”, and her husband John. Both have worked with the Eames Office in various capacities from the 1950s. Having been in close proximity to Charles and Ray Eames as well as the members of the Eames Office and their patron manufacturers for almost 30 years, the Neuharts had the extraordinary opportunity to absorb their stories. At their Los Angeles home, they tell the tale of working with Charles Eames in Gestalten.tv’s latest look behind the Eames.
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