During my internship with experiences designer Pedro Pineda at betahaus Barcelona, I was developing together with Pim Van Der Mijl a introductionary workshop for everyone, who wanted to start working in "El Taller" –with or without previous knowledge about woodwork. The aim was to create a program, that is helpful for all levels of newcomer and ensures the safe and independent workflow within the workspace through a shared and short- time experience. My part in the project was mainly to develop the practical implementation of the workshop of how to use the tools and machines. The challenge was to design an object, that participants can actively use after they have built it during the course to encourage their motivation of building and crafts. This way they could take the knowledge plus "a thing" home. Moreover it was important that all essential routines of woodworking and machine- using where be included in the building of this box. This was a big part in the design process of this workpiece.
During my internship with experiences designer Pedro Pineda at betahaus Barcelona, i got the chance to design the local workshop space. It was essential to design a space with high functionality and self- explanatory usage, to guarantee the open utilization of the workshop. We had several tools already and so i arranged them in the room, to create a workflow within the small space. It was required to have at least 5 users working at the same time. All the furniture is build on top of the already existing shelfs and cabinets found in the building. Everything is moveable and modular rearrangeable which is important since this workshop is a always changing room.
In January 2016 my course and me at the College of Applied Art Schneeberg presented our 7th semester's work at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany. Everyone of us created an exhibition space. After several group works and changes on the drafts, one was nominated and realized.
The result was the concept of two 4,5m high wheels which could be moved just by two persons. Inside of these rotating elements, we presented our chairs – the prototypes of the previous semester with the topic "grounded".
Video by Sebastian Stephan
Trailer „Heimat Gelenau [Home Gelenau] “ (*2015)
Film by Sebastian Stephan in collaboration with Lukas Hofmann
Gelenau is a German village close to Chemnitz in the rural area of the Erzgebirge, which is located in the eastern federal state of Saxony.
The documentary is a sensitive observation of refugees living in Gelenau. The film aims to record the current situation of immigration by representing five individual cases. Those five humans are either new in the village or living already there for a long time. The four men and one women speak exemplarily for the thousands of people who escape because of war or because they have not the luck to be born in an economically strong society with social securities.
But still they are people with goals in life like everyone else. The only difference is the need to get a life back.
The full length Film is available on request.
Behind Your Shirt (german "EinBlickHinterDeineKleidung")
Video by Sebastian Stephan.