It’s a great pleasure to present an outcomes of brilliant young makers who accomplish exquisite projects, while still studying. Lisa Ertel, a second-year M.A. student in the field of Product Design at the University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe, is one of them.
Inspired by the observation of time forming the essence of an object, Lisa created Dune - a family of seating furnitures.
Each piece was made of wood and treated with the sandblasting technique, as to reveal the characteristic rings of the tree. Thus the objects despite of its modern appearance, also create dialogue with the traditional craftsmanship.
As Lisa describes: „the archaic form is inspired by stone benches called ‚Ruhstein‘. These contemporary witnesses were built in the area around south Germany and France in the 16th century. The benches were positioned on connecting roads between two trading points for traders and farmers to rest and put down heavy goods for a while.”