Silvia Knüppel, DEU, 2015
Rabenau Chair, Thonet Chair, Frankfurt Chair. Classics, chairs that people get attached to, Chairs that are passed on from one generation to the next. But they too get old, fade, and lose their shape. At least partly. The rest remains: a Rabenau, a Thonet, a Frankfurt chair. Together they make something new.
Frankfurter Mélange #2 (Version Rabenau Chair), 2015
Original wooden chairs (used), Frankfurt Chair and Rabenau Chair; varnished wood
C. H 94 x W 44 x D 42 cm
Frankfurter Mélange #3 (Version Thonet 233), Chair, 2015
Original wooden chairs (used), Frankfurt Chair and Thonet 233; varnished wood
C. H 82 x W 46 x D 47 cm
Limited edition / Series: Frankfurter
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Silvia Knüppel studied product design at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany, and at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She has been running her own design studio since 2008 and living and working in Hamburg since 2011. Her works are situated at the interface between design and art and are presented internationally in exhibitions. She teaches at various universities and is presently lecturer in design basics at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, Germany.
Studies: Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany; Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Studio: Studio Silvia Knüppel since 2008
Philosophy: Silvia Knüppel’s work often reveals a tendency towards defamiliarisation; she questions the classic functions ascribed to objects and reinterprets them in unusual ways.
Exhibitions: Museum Marta, Herford; Museum of Applied Arts and Design Vilnius, Lithuania; Designmarch Iceland; Salone del Mobile Milan
Status: Designer and design lecturer
Lives/works: Hamburg, Germany