Verve is a compact looking cup shell chair, made for many uses. It has a rather low and compact visual impression, yet a sense of spaciousness and safe shelter can be experienced when sitting in this comfortable chair. Each meticulously developed leg finish provide a unique solution for purposes from dining, casual hang outs, conference to office situations.
The shape of the shell develops interesting ambiguous properties when looking closer – both basic geometric forms circle and square come together in a unique way. Polygonal elements such as the square shaped seat area and the triangular shaped flanks melt together in smooth transitions. Basically the design formula of the shell starts with a schematic approach in parametric geometry, while it results in a rather organic and smooth looking shape – this main characteristic of Verve aims to explore what is essentially contemporary in furniture design.
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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