Peter Schäfer, DEU, 2015
Tape: wide sticky tape, transparent, coloured, striped, or with advertising on it. Intended to be used just once. The moment it is applied it is already used up, almost rubbish al ready. Unless you see it as material that can be shaped and designed. Raw material that can be used to make bowls or buckets. That remains.
Tape Pot_high tiled, Container, 2015
Sample 1: camel
Sample 2: black
Sample 3: cigar
Each H 31 x W 25 x D 25 cm Prototype
Tape Pot_razzle dazzle, Container, 2015
Sample 1: yellow/black
Sample 2: red/white
Each H 20 x W 22 x D 22 cm Prototype
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Peter Schäfer undertook vocational training as a model builder before studying at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany, under Volker Albus and Hansjerg Maier-Aichen. Schäfer did an internship in Rotterdam at Studio Makkink & Bey and after graduating worked as a freelance designer for BLESS in Paris and for Bjarne Melgaard in New York. Working with companies in crafts and industry, he developed product and object editions that question customary functionality and open up new perspectives on our use of everyday objects. His work is complemented by artistic coope ration with design studios, crafts businesses and universities. In 2014 he was a finalist for the German Design Award in the newcomer category.
Peter Schäfer *1980
Studies: Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany,
Studio: Peter Schäfer
Philosophy: He develops product and object editions that question customary functionality and open up new perspectives on our use of everyday objects.
Exhibitions: Museum Marta Herford; Galerie erstererster, Berlin; IMM cologne; Ambiente, Frankfurt; Direktorenhaus, Berlin
Status: Designer and design lecturer
Lives/works: Berlin, Germany