Ataya
Tableware
One-off
2009

ATAYA
Saint-Louis tea set, 2009
W 285 D 160 H 290 mm
porcelain, black argil, exotic woods
Kédougou tea set, 2009,
W 215 D 215 H 155 mm
enamelled ceramics

Design: Frank Michels
Photo: Frank Michels
One-off prototype

Ataya is a tea culture rising from the streets of Senegal. The ceremony is complex and requires a set of diverse vessels paired with a certain sleight of hand. The raw mélange of materials and the clash of simple geometric shapes with the scultptural lion are reflecting today’s heterogeneous senegalese culture – situated between recent colonial heritage and vintage local traditions.

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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.

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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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