ABOUT 

There are countless layers on which a light can be perceived. Light, shadow, movement, balance, mechanics – To me a light is more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture.

I use light as a material. It can be formed, guided, utilized. With the shadow as it's counterpart, it can highlight it's surrounding while, at the same time, leave things out.

 

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.

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