Acme
Furniture
Prototype
2014

ACME
chair, 2014
H 775 W 440 D 525 mm
polypropylene shell, sledge leg

Photo: Haw-lin Services
Styling: Kamilla Richter

Acme is the bold and schematic design of a multi-purpose shell chair. The contrasting geometrical forms, circle and square, meet each other in a surprisingly compatible and integrative way, offering a comfortable sitting experience. The way of quoting basic geometrical shapes square and circle may remind you of constructivist art, while the way the chair’s surfaces melt into one shape is reminicent of 90s electronic device design. Originally developed for the Geckeler Michels’ launch collection at the Salone Satellite 2014 in Milan.

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GECKELER MICHELS explores product functionality around human habits, with a forecasting eye on ever evolving usages and ways of expression. The duo articulates innovative positions, deliberately embracing history of design, contemporary technologies and digital design methods. GECKELER MICHELS’ functionalist approach is typically complemented by an intriguing detail or logic, lending the product a thrilling and thus long-standing narrative.

David Geckeler and Frank Michels established their Berlin based design studio in 2013. Areas of work include furniture, lighting, products and spaces. The research-led practice focuses on autonomous in-house studies, as well as creative direction and product collections for their clients, whilst also producing editions and one-offs.

GECKELER MICHELS generally offers 6 months internships. To apply, please send your CV and portfolio (not larger than 5 MB). Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to every email.

20. Nov. 2018

Five-page studio portrait with long interview and new images in Swiss’ Das Ideale Heim magazine. Text by Carina Itten, Photography Mirjam Kluka, Berlin, Summer 2018

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09. Nov. 2018

Adopt a designer: Oyster stools and barstools exhibited at Beckstreet Five design shop’s window display in Luxembourg city during Design City LX Festival 2018, main event 20–21.10.2018, and continued for an undetermined period, 5 Rue Beck, L-1222 Luxembourg

www.designcity.lu/2018/en/adopt-a-designer_15/ www.beckstreet.lu/ www.thisisutil.com/product/oyster/
20. Oct. 2018

Appearance in article ‘Generation Berlin’ by Jasmin Jouhar for IDEAT magazine, Octobre / November 2018 Issue

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Editors:

David Geckeler
Frank Michels

Art-Direction, Design: bus.group

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