Design and build of a playground for private client.
Made of Siberian larch, engineering plastic and stainless steel. The structure comprises a sand pit, climbing net, two bars, two swings and a slide.
Instead of constructing a marble run up from the ground, 'Let the good times roll', is designed for a wall – it’s tidy and works in rooms with limited space. It consists of different shapes mounted to a magnetic panel.
This marble run is also a drawing board because the shapes and components included lend themselves to be rearranged to make patterns and pictures.
Have you ever had a dustpan full of dirt in your hand and the opening of your bin was too small?
Redesigning an everyday object which nobody really thought could be improved can be challenging. However, there is room for improvement in even the most common products.
The Dustpan and Brush consist of two components: an injection molded polypropylene (PP) dustpan and a beech brush with natural bristles.
The assymmetric design of this dustpan avoids annoying situations, such as not being able to fit your dustpan full of dirt in your bin.
These unique handmade glass spoons are perfect for savoring desserts or for stirring sugar into your tea.
The spoons are made from clear and colored borosilicate glass and are available in a range of sizes from Momosan Shop in London, UK, and Una in Portland, USA.
'Folding Sled' combines traditional craft and contemporary technology, and is a fresh alternative to the traditional ‘Davos’ sleds. The sled is made from solid ash and engineered plastic and is suitable for one or two people.
The main advantages of the sled are transportation, storage and assembly. 'Folding Sled' addresses the unavoidable issues of lack of space, storage of seasonal products and transport – it transforms intuitively into an object that is less than half of its original size.
This project is a collaboration between Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies.
For more information please follow the link to our Kickstarter campaign. The sled will soon be available from Graf Schlitten in Switzerland.
This furniture commission was for a chef in London. She needed a new kitchen that could accommodate her cook book collection and provide ample room for testing receipts and cooking for her family.
The commission included a wall mounted shelf for books, counter space, and drawers for cups, plates and kitchen supplies.
'Double Tote' is a simple construction of two identical zipped tote bags.
As a result of its construction, the bag comprises two water repellent compartments for valuables and one open area for easy access.
Made of cordura fabric.
This adjustable mirror consists of several identical walnut bowls and a mirror attached to a marble sphere.
Each bowl can be used as a jewellery box to store your valuables. The bowl and the marble sphere form an adjustable mirror inspired by a ball joint.
Earrings made from a variety of polished woods: maple, ash, wenge, walnut, hazelnut, beech, padauk and mahogany.
The design offers an alternative to the traditional dynamic of a jewellery box containing and concealing earrings. Wooden blocks accentuate both the function and materiality of the jewellery. The earrings can be worn as a matching or mismatched pair.
The folding boat is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic, which can be assembled in less that five minutes. The boat was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The main advantages of the product are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two people, the folding boat can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes). Suitable for fisherman and campers; it also has the potential to be dispatched during disaster relief scenarios such as floods. The folding boat includes two cushions and two oars.
This project is a collaboration with Arno Mathies.
Max Frommeld completed new shop displays for the London based bag company Ally Capellino.
Founded in London in 1980 Ally Capellino’s products are marked with a distinctive use of durable, utilitarian yet elegant materials.
The brief for the window and interior displays required a system that would provide a complementary backdrop for the products. The displays also needed to enhance the Spring/Summer 2013 collection color range.
Versatility was a key feature in the designs for both Ally Capellino shops in London’s East and West End.
Bags and other products can now be displayed both in the window and in the interior of the shop. Tables and small stands for items such as wallets and gloves were provided.
A family of chairs.
Four different versions using the same system.
Materials: powder coated steel, ash, oak, ash veneered ply, HDPE
Philips invited students from the Bauhaus University in Weimar/Germany and the Royal College of Art in London to collaborate on a design and renovation project for their company headquarters in Aachen, Germany. Spaces were needed to showcase Lumiblade, Philip’s new OLED, Organic LED technology. The students were given an entire floor of the headquarters to refurbish along with a required program. After three weeks the students had transformed the space. From concept to construction, with a limited budget, the students designed and built: a lounge area, kitchen with a coffee station, material library, library, creative workshop, development workshop, gallery, one office, and a conference room.
A handrail in the Royal College of Art staircase motivated this modular, flat-pack shelving system. ‘Hose Clip Shelf’ is an extendible shelving system, which consists of three main components: wooden pole, steel bracket, and shelf board. The metal frames sit in a groove in the vertical poles and the hose clip connects the two elements. The quilted, magnetic curtain adds softness and provides closed compartments within the open framework.
Materials: Solid ash, Ash veneer ply, Steel brackets, Standard hose clips, PP wing nut
Flatpack stool manufactured by furniture company Nils Holger Moormann.
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‘Instructions For Use’ presented new work by product designers Max Frommeld and Harry Thaler for Clerkenwell Design Week.
The pieces included in this exhibition were informed by a series of briefs with each brief comprised of a set of instructions. The instructions, developed by various design colleagues, provided starting points for the designers to work from.
This exhibition demonstrated the creative and unexpected ways instructions can be interpreted and the subsequent objects made by two distinct and well-respected designers.
Exhibition curated by Mariah Nielson
Opening: Monday 19 May, 6pm – 9pm
Cocktails: Wednesday 21 May, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition: 19 – 24 May, 12pm to 7pm
20 Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DP