Janina Stübler, DEU, 2009
Seen geometrically, footballs are Buckminsterfullerenes, spherical molecules in pentagonal and hexagonal shapes. Only when combined, can a “ball” be formed, but pentagons alone cannot lead to complex forms. Hexagonal patches of leather by contrast form a patchwork, tiles, or carpet-like surface.
Football Carpet, 2009
Recycled leather footballs
W 150 cm x L 200 Prototype
Loan: Volker Albus
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Janina Stübler began with vocational training in jewellery design at the school for goldsmiths in Pforzheim and then expanded her artistic horizons at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She gained her diploma in professor Künzli’s jewellery class at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany. Since 2015 she has been working as a jewellery designer and communications designer, has taken part in international exhibitions and has led jewellery workshops at the Munich Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum, Germany.
Janina Stübler *1985
Studies: Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Studio: Studio Janina Stübler and Futureplayground with Samira Götz
Exhibitions: Heim&Handwerk Munich; Précieux Passages, Munich; Talente, Munich; Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam
Status: Jewellery artist, freelance graphic designer
Lives/works: Munich, Germany