Yesterday German design duo Läufer+Keichel was interviewed in our stand at ORGATEC 2012.
Läufer + Keichel
At this informal press conference German design duo Läufer+Keichel told us about their work as designers, their company and the succesful cooperation with Offecct and they also shared their thouhgts about the future of design.
This interview can be viewed in the video below:
Interview with German designer duo Läufer+Keichel in Offecct’s stand at ORGATEC 2012 from Offecct AB on Vimeo.
In 2012 Läufer+Keichel designed two products for Offecct: the chair COUPE and the easy chair LAYER.
The chair COUPE by Offecct and Läufer+Keichel
COUPE is a chair which, at first glance, gives the impression of being entirely made of textile. In fact COUPE can be described as a chair that has been dressed up. Läufer + Keichel and Offecct have used a special knitting technique in order to obtain this effect.
The easy chair LAYER by Offecct and Läufer+Keichel
The easy chair LAYER is characterized by three layers, which can be varied in terms of textile and color in order to create a unique design. The first layer can be compared to a stool, the second layer to a chair and the third layer creates the final form; an easy chair.
Julia Läufer and Marcus Keichel founded the Berlin based design agency Läufer + Keichel in 2003. Their work is characterized by the quest to create everyday objects with a human face, regardless if it is architecture or product design. The relationship between the human being and the object is important, and the duo tries to develop objects that people can relate to and have a long-lasting relationship with. Julia Läufer studies industrial design, fashion and textile at the Universität der Künste Berlin and fashion and textile at St. Martin’s School of Arts London. Marcus Keichel studied architecture, industrial design and cultural science at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Läufer + Keichel have been awarded the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the IF Product Design Award, and have participated in a great number of expositions throughout the world.