Panorama is a plain, universal chair, made of sustainably sourced Japanese oak wood, that complements Karimoku New Standard’s iconic range of high-end wood crafted furniture. It offers high versatility with a focus on professional applications from meeting rooms, lecture halls to restaurants. The generously dimensioned bent plywood seat and backrest have a striking, unique linear look, that evokes sheets of paper, thus making a link to Hokusai’s famous print ‘A Sudden Gust of Wind’ which takes place in a classic Japanese landscape with panoramic extent. The stackable chair family features versions with compact yet comfortable armrests and with runners that allow a forward tilting sitting position for active working environments.
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.
GM is hosting a 1 week workshop as visiting teachers with inudustrial design students and holding a conference at ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 30.04.2018–04.05.2018
PANORAMA chair for japanese brand Karimoku New Standard to be launched in 3 versions at Milan Design Week 2018, Rho Fierea Milano, Hall 10 Stand A07, 17-22.04.2018, 9.30-18.30
GM is pleased to announce a rework of the studio’s website and corporate identity, developed together with Daniel Schnitterbaum (art direction) and Artur Turkuli (coding) from bus.group, and introducing the new type Oracle GM by Dinamo. Berlin, 11.04.2018
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