Meg and I are hard at work on a few projects for the upcoming issue, and I’ve been looking to some of my design idols for motivation. In this highly creative, design-centric era, it’s not an unlikely occurrence to idolize people that are the same young age as me, such as mega-talented designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler.
After graduating with masters degrees from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007 and collaborating on numerous projects together, the duo decided to form their own design studio mischer’traxler in 2009. I don’t know how they do it, but each design is more clever and beautiful than the next. Their latest success, Relumine, is a collection of old cast-off lamps that have been taken apart, refurbished, and connected to form one new light. Do I love them because the fluorescent beam reminds me of Star Wars light saber battles, or because each one looks like a conversation between old friends? Either way, Relumine is my new favorite design, and Mischer Traxler is my go-to site for inspiration and awe.
Ceramic badges cut from vintage porcelain plates, available here at the designboom market.
Reversed Volumes: A series of bowls whose shape is cast directly from the fruit or vegetable it resembles, leaving a permanent imprint. These were created for a pop-up shop c0-organized by Apartmento Magazine for Milan Design Week 2010.