They may have veered into the realm of kitsch a while ago, but cuckoo clocks are wonderfully evocative of a time, a place and a craft tradition. Those factors, then, would seem to make them a prime target for re-imagining in the 21st century. That’s exactly what recently happened in a happening spanning continents and time zones.
Entries in Germany (3)
For the last few years, Niklas Jessen, who trained as a carpenter and studied architecture, and Julia Mülling, who studied languages before turning her attention to lighting, have been designing graceful, contemporary light fixtures for their firm, Schneid, from their base in Lübeck, Germany. Each of the young duo's designs, which now number over a half dozen and are primarily made of wood, speaks to simplicity and purity of form. With the Eikon, their newest design, they continue their investigations of elemental forms.
Leonardo Glass Cube is a glass-fronted brand pavilion in Bad Driburg, Germany designed by 3Deluxe. Designed for the Glaskoch Corporation and completed in May last year, the pavilion is used for informal meetings and corporate hospitality. The pavilion features six metre high frame-less glass panels, fitted with disc springs to reduce stress from wind pressure.