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Garden furniture by Kilian Schindler

Cologne 09: designer Kilian Schindler, a student at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design exhibited a range of garden furniture at IMM Cologne in Germany last week.


The range includes a wire chair, storage rack and lighting system, which Schindler says are inspired by objects found on German allotments.


The project was awarded 'best architectural concept' in the d³ schools competition.


Here's some text from Kilian Schindler:


Far from the common cliché of garden gnome aesthetics Kilian Schindler explores the peculiarities of German allotments.


In doing so he composes rarely or casually perceived aspects into products that affect the beholder in both familiar and strange ways at the same time.


Extracting well-known elements from their usual context and rearranging them like a collage extends their means of use to private room scenarios.


Kilian Schindler was born in 1981. After having studied at the State University of Media Art and Design in Karlsruhe (Germany), as well as at the Ecole nationale supérieur des arts décoratifs in Paris(France), he passed his diploma at the department of Product Design in 2008. Several of his projects were exposed at curated exhibitions in Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Milan, Paris and Moscow.


Articles about his work were published in magazines such as The New York Times, Ottagono, L´officiel 1000 modéles design, DesignReport, Design Diffusion News and others. During his studies, Schindler already began to work for renowned clients like Schönbuch or Rosenthal AG.