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ABOUT 

To me, lighting is the most unconstrained area of furniture design. You can look at it purely functional or turn it into an artistic excercise. In my work you will see a bit of both. To me a light is more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture - I put a form of dramaturgy into my objects, to have them tell their own story instead of me doing it form them.

I see myself somewhere between a designer, sculptor and puppeteer. Mechanical movement is a signature element of my work. I want to express my love for mechanical principles by putting an emphasis on the way things work, move or behave. Designing a working principle, creating mechanical joints or orchestrating balancing acts.

 

I am convinced that making people understand a functioning process leads to a conscious interaction with an object.​

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Exhibitions & Awards​

2018 Exhibition of HEX and PAN at Stilwerk, Hamburg

 

2018 Nomination for the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award Category: Young Professionals

 

2018 Exhibition at Salone Satellite, Milan

2018 Exhibition at Light & Building Frankfurt 

2018 Shortlist at Ein&Zwanzig Design Award

2018 Design Plus contest Winner

2017 Graduation show at Hfbk Hamburg

 

Feel free to contact me for further questions or propositions!

mail@simon-schmitz.com

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