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BLANKENAU

BLANKENAU is part of an ongoing series of objects built from hornbeam crotches.

"In this body of work Wegwerth explores tension between the natural and the artificial, seeking creative intervention whilst meddling with the unexpected and the controllable.

Named after the origin of the wood used, BLANKENAU takes what is naturally grown and allows it to inform the shape of the structure. By whittling down and carving each branch by hand, Wegwerth takes careful consideration into every organic curve and grown crotch in the wood. The free-form wooden structure with a rasped, burned and shellac finished surface provides a visually striking contrast to the technical quality of the glass.

 

BLANKENAU has its own organic and complex logic, yet it is also shaped by human action. With an open approach and use of various constructive elements, Wegwerth discovers and transforms new connections. By challenging the form, he rebuilds, redefines and finally uncovers the purpose of each piece."

 

More infos at galleryfumi.com

Crystals

A series of objects changed and repaired by crystallization. Using the selforganization inherent to crystal growth objects with a new appearence and quality arised.

 

ongoing

FUSION

Furniture for Ventura Interieur2014 in Kortrijk and the exhibition SCHLÜTERSTRASSE 40.           organized by NEW ART CLUB and TAG TEAM

 

In collaboration with Wendelin Kammermeier

 

10/2014 Kortrijk/ Belgium

05/2015 Schlüterstraße/ Berlin

Stools

Stools for the Lounge of the exhibition „The Reality of the Unbuilt“ at Raketenstation Museumsinsel Hombroich

 

In collaboration with Friederike Delius

Limited Edition of six.

07/2012

OS Scaffolding

OS compatible connectors for modular structures from furniture to scaffoldings. 

with Christiane Högner and Thomas Lommée and Wendelin Kammermeier

also see: OS Blog and Offprint Projects

news

03-Dec-16

New works at The Salon, New York

23-Sep-16

Designboom on Blankenau

15-Sep-16

New works from the BLANKENAU series at GalleryFUMI during London Design Festival.

21-Jun-16

blouinart on design miami basel

16-Jun-16

earth matters 

01-May-16

Interview in Interview Magazine Issue May 16

12-Apr-16

exhibition design for Offprint Library at Atelier Clerici, Milano

16-Mar-16

new works at PAD Paris

21-Dec-15

AD France on PAD London

14-Dec-15

making of the fusion bar