Frederik Kurzweg is a designer rooted in traditional craftsmanship, as he started his journey with the design at a traditional cabinet maker company. After being trained by experienced artisans, he studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg, and at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, where he received his Master of Arts in product design.
Displayed below is a survey of Frederik’s works, consisting of pieces of his the most illustrious collections. Presented on the very top, Kinzo Bench is made out of one curved piece of fine plywood to form a half circle. Thus, the furniture except of its attractive outcome is also practical due to the low weight. Beneath, the first object of the Kinzo collection is presented, the Kinzo Side Table which top can be opened and used for storage.
„The table is named after a special ghost by the legendary pacman game who has the feature to get various characteristics. Such as the ghost, the table can be used for different purposes. It fits the living room just as well as the children‘s room,” Frederik adds. Fanciful The Fade Out Cactus, presented in the picture as a complement of the table, is the result of an experimental test series with perforated plates, developed in the subsequent objects.
The Superpose Pendant Lamp, consists of three bent and rounded aluminum sheets which are concentrically arranged around each other, shifted at a precise 180-degree angle. As the designer shares his thoughts: „Through the superimposition of the strictly geometrical shapes it forms as impressive, sculptural appearance that changes with the viewer‘s position.” Presented on the very end of the article is the object’s follow-up, The Superpose Table Lamp.