Add

ADD STOOL is a stackable stool which appeals due to its clear lines and distinctive natural grain. The compact three-legged stool can be stacked up to six pieces. Made of ash, ADD STOOL can be a comfortable seat or a small table. This makes it an ideal item for a multitude of uses in private and public interiors such as restaurants, offices, waiting areas, or museums. The frame consists of three bent wood segments and is marked by its elegant, precise details. The legs and frame are made of solid wood, the seat consists of plywood. The robust yet lightweight stool is available in all colours of the collection. On request, ADD STOOL can also be manufactured with an upholstered seat.

MATERIAL: Solid ash and ash veneer. All wood comes from controlled sustainable forestry. Each piece of wood has its individual grain and colour – that is what makes the resulting piece of furniture unique. The surface is stained with water-based pigments and finished with a hard wax seal. The stoppers under the legs are made from wool felt.

Photos: Julien Renault

Bayerische Staatsoper x ASK

Cozyness in a concrete environment is provided by the bright yellow couches, casually placed among the stairs of Nationaltheater for this year’s hot season. Summertime lounging, brought to an inner-city level.

Photos and Film by Myrzik & Jarisch

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Mono

Mono is a lightweight and stable stool with twin functionality: its both a seat and a small, two-step ladder.
Practical and versatile for reaching those tricky top shelves of the kitchen cupboard or of the wardrobe in the bedroom. Use Mono as a small ladder by the bookshelf or as a stool for the kids to play with, to climb or build castles. Mono is available in 5 colours (black, basalt grey, light ivory, salmon and water blue).
Thanks to a cut-out handle and its low weight, Mono is also easy to move around. A practical companion for both adults and kids.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Campaign for Sitzfeldt

A visual identity for Sitzfeldt was created through this photo campaign. Defying the standards of the usual, overly decorated living room situations, the images speak a new language. What does really happen on the sofa? How does our life look like? We sleep, read, play, listen to music, lounge. Instead of overblown interiors that compliment and stage the furniture, the furniture itself becomes the stage for everyday-life situations.

Fotos and Film by Myrzik & Jarisch

Klapp

KLAPP chair is made of few components and a smart joint, made by an injection moulded technopolymer. Its unique design, thanks to the characteristic twist, allows to insert the back directly on the legs, which makes it possible to fold it to a minimum of space. Seat and backrest can be made of wood or plastic, in many combinations of colours and finishing. The legs are made of extruded aluminium with a section designed especially for Area Declic.

Bazar

Bazar is a coat rack with a unique construction, allowing the whole space between the product’s top and bottom to be used for storage. Coats and jackets can be hung from top to bottom, scarfs and shawls can be put in between, keys and gloves can be stored on the shelves.

The Bazar coat rack range includes a free-standing design and three different wall-mounted models. Each version is made from powder-coated steel, with body and hooks available in black, grey, white, orange and yellow. The shelves for the free-standing design come in lacquered MDF, black-glazed oak or natural oak. Each shelf features small notches so that the shelves can be inserted from the top at any desired height. Thanks to this solution, the coat rack’s interior offers additional storage space.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Set

Set is a modular sofa with differently shaped units that can be chosen and combined freely to form entities adapting every need. Besides the shape, various upholsteries and colours are available. Thanks to the smart fastening system, the single units can be combined while Set is as stable as one piece of furniture. Materials are massive wood and cold foam.

Solar

The goal for E.ON Solar was to realize a project that vividly illustrates how many solar arrays the company sells and how much CO2 and nuclear power reactors are saved through this. ASK created an overhead light installation, resembling scoreboards in big stadiums. It interactively reflects the company’s numbers. The printed circuit boards are custom-made, meaning that every illuminated dot can be controlled individually to represent the progress of the company in real-time. Brightness and colour can also be changed separately. The installation is located in the E.ON Solar headquarters and constantly updates itself, providing live progress.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Fabriktag 2016

For BASF’s third factory day in January 2016, ASK developed a car made of the foam Neopor® which was used as an exhibition display for material samples and models on the topic of driving.

Guests from the fields of vehicle construction, furniture and sports were invited to experience and walk through the model created under the topic „Living meets driving“.

Pictures by Frank Hoffmann

Bazar Wall

Bazar is a coat rack with a unique construction, allowing the whole space between the product’s top and bottom to be used for storage. Coats and jackets can be hung from top to bottom, scarfs and shawls can be put in between, keys and gloves can be stored on the shelves.

The Bazar coat rack range includes a free-standing design and three different wall-mounted models. Each version is made from powder-coated steel, with body and hooks available in black, grey, white, orange and yellow. The shelves for the free-standing design come in lacquered MDF, black-glazed oak or natural oak. Each shelf features small notches so that the shelves can be inserted from the top at any desired height. Thanks to this solution, the coat rack’s interior offers additional storage space.

Sky

Sky is a comfortable sofa with elegantly interlocked upholstery parts, designed with regard to lightness and simplicity as well as economic aspects: very few individual upholstery parts and a short length of fabric are used to produce it. Available as armchair, recamier, 3-seater, corner sofa and stool.

Plug Shelf

Plug Shelf is a simple shelf based on a clever plug-in system. It consists of only two elements, shelf boards and crossbeams, which are connected by means of a diagonal wooden dowel. Due to the simple construction and the high precision of the craftsmanship, the shelf can be assembled and disassembled without need for tools, screws or glue. Two persons can mount it in a very short time. Plug Shelf is available in three sizes, containing either three (S), four (M) or five (L) shelf boards.
Bookends can optionally be plugged in at the sides. If you want to put several units next to each other, we recommend using a special metal clip. The shelf is made of solid ash or oak wood. It is pure and reliable and can be used for storing toys, tableware as well as books. It is a shelf and a room divider at the same time.

Speaker

Born out of a mutual appreciation for sophisticated design, classic materials, and luxurious functionality, Master & Dynamic has partnered with industrial designer Steffen Kehrle to create a unique sound installation. These “one-off wonders” play with way we interact with the things around us – these are not speakers that sit on the sidelines.
Form meets function in this clever installation. With sleek, clean lines these all metal pieces transform your headphones from a personal listening device to a music sharing speaker.
The collaborative project will be displayed as part of Wallpapers annual art and design showcase, Handmade, and featured at the Salone del Mobile.

House of Dekton

With Dekton, the Cosentino Group has launched a surface material whose dimensions are huge, and not only with respect to slab sizes. The iconic “House of Dekton” delivers a powerful experience of the ultra-compact Dekton surface and its many superior qualities. The 14-sided house is made entirely of Dekton, thus showcasing the material’s many different application areas: Floors, walls, roof, seating and a 14-sided table featuring the current colour palette are made entirely of the ultra-compact surface. The walls are made from large-format slabs (1.44 × 3.2m) arranged next to each other as in a house of cards. The “House of Dekton” is a place where visitors, architects, designers and clients can meet and experience Dekton.

“To explain a complex material such as Dekton, you need to use a very special approach. We knew right away that Steffen Kehrle and Dekton would make for a perfect match. We are delighted with the result, which can now travel to wow architects all over the world.”
Thomas Schmal, Area Director Cosentino Germany

The iconic House of Dekton features a perfectly balanced structural support system. More than 120 custom-made slabs of different sizes with a total surface area of 250m2 are used to create the interior and exterior walls, the floor and ceiling, as well as a continuous circular bench and a table. The slabs are mounted to a steel frame without any visible joints or connections: the pavilion’s load-bearing structure is created using crossbeams made from both chamfered profiles and steel girders used as gallows. The Dekton slabs are cut with waterjets and circular saws fitted with specially developed discs for cutting Dekton. The “House of Dekton” is 4.55m high, with a diameter of 6.5m and a total weight of 10.075kg.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Match

Match is a daybed with a seat cushion that can easily be folded out with just one grip. No need for rack, duckboards or mechanics. 1,55 m wide, the cold foam mattress offers comfort without uncomfortable thresholds. Chilling or space for overnight guests: Match is a sofa for all contingencies. Available as sofa or armchair, the folded out mattress is upholstered with the same fabric as the outside to maintain the overall aesthetics.

Anything

Anything is a wooden rack with shelves that are not hidden but presented in their substantiality instead. Both side panels are shaped in a zigzag pattern. This distinctively designed feature makes it possible to insert the shelves individually in the desired place and on the required height.
The back panel stabilizes the rack but moreover works as a stylistic element that accentuates the spaces between the shelves and makes them small individual rooms.

Tray

Tray is a solid board on which you can deposit all kinds of objects. On its surfaces and indentations, keys, cards, apples, pens, books, lipstick, phones, flowers and other bits and bobs will find their place.
There are two variations of Tray: Two halves features one level and one indented section, in three thirds the level section is flanked by two indentations. The board is made from a solid block of ash or oak. The indentation is carved out in a way to emphasize the beautiful grain of the wood at the edges. The small natural rubber feet will not harm any surfaces.
Tray is a straightforward object that pleases through simple lines, clear proportions and beautiful material.
Material: solid ash and ash veneer. All wood comes from controlled sustainable forestry. Each piece of wood has its individual grain and colour – that is what makes the resulting piece of furniture unique.

Wall Shelf

The Wall Shelf series consists of different small solid wood wall shelves and a peg rail. Special objects will find their perfect place on them. The design is characterised by simple lines, clean details, high-quality material as well as beautiful surfaces and colours.
There are four types: shelves with one, two or two half-width boards and an element with four turned pegs. The boards and pegs are inserted into precisely milled dovetail grooves. This clever and aesthetic plug-in connection requires no additional fixing elements or glue. Disassembled, the shelves take up very little place so that they can be shipped easily. The shelves can be fixed to the wall easily with two screws. This is facilitated by a drilling template included in the set along with the dowels and screws.
You can mount several Wall Shelf items in a row or pattern to create your own cabinet of precious items.
Material: Solid ash. All wood comes from controlled sustainable forestry. Each piece of wood has its individual grain and colour – that is what makes the resulting piece of furniture unique. The surface is stained with water-based pigments and finished with a hard wax seal.

Totem

Framework

Framework is a minimalistic chair made of a wooden skeleton, which smoothly merges into every surrounding. The simple, geometric, clean-cut shape appears fragile but is surprisingly resilient. The chair subtly meets ergonomic demands and is suitable for both private and public spaces. A “framework” in software production is a support structure on which software can be organised and designed.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Game

Game is a practical side table, neatly combining shelf space and storage room. The tabletop has a special function: forming two thirds of the table, it can be shifted back and forward, so things like magazines and books can be stored inside. At the same time the tabletop works as shelf space and can easily be lifted out and used as a tray. Game is made of MDF and available in five different colours with a tabletop is optionally available in maple or walnut veneer.

Concept Carpets

During its production process, a carpet is constantly moving. Hundreds of rolls carry the textile through the production hall and on to the dye-works. Applying the colour, caution is taken to dye the product as neatly as possible. At this point, ASK intervened the process with unconventional tools: perforated tubes, fire hoses and squeegees were used to create splashed lines and gradient colours with unpredictable outcome.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Pin

Pin has been „Manufactured by Thonet“ in cooperation with the traditional Frankenberg based company. A clear and timeless form language is the key feature of the table, which was designed as homage to tubular steel pioneer Marcel Breuer. Easy to assemble, the tabletop is simply being inserted into the base frame. This principle allows space-saving storage and simple delivery. Pin is made of powder-coated tubular steel and lacquered MDF.

Isar

The Isar Chair is the result of our search for the perfect chair for outside use. Designed to be stackable and due to an extensive treatment it is nearly impossible to corrode. Due to this treatment the Isar Chair is perfect for outside use. First it undergoes a process called CPD, a coating process in which the chair is submerged in an electromagnetic vessel containing paint. Due to the electrostatic charge of the chair, the paint particles are drawn to the chair, covering even the smallest area. After this, the chair is powder coated in any preferred colour. With or without armrests, they both stack easily.

Rejected

Showered with awards. Very highly rated. Hundreds of thousands of copies sold. When communicating design, superlatives often count for more than the actual quality of the design in question. However the hype surrounding success stories in fact offers an incomplete picture of the work of designers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians and authors because failure and rejection are also part of their daily lives. The project “Rejected” was devised by Atelier Steffen Kehrle in Munich, initially for Munich’s Creative Business Week 2013, and focuses on this aspect for the first time. It shows works from various different creative fields that were rejected and never published. Nevertheless, the quality of this work is worth taking a closer look at, as are the – often economic – reasons for their failure. The “Rejected” installation plays symbolically with the death of an idea and includes design, films, pieces of music and texts by a total of 11 creative minds.
With its motto “Accepted”, taking account of both senses of the word, the second section of the exhibition reprises the approach taken by “Rejected”, presenting work that was actually realized by the same participants: Florian Böhm (photography), Mirko Borsche (graphic design), Ayzit Bostan (fashion design), Nitzan Cohen (industrial design), Saskia Diez (jewelry design), Stefan Diez (industrial design), Markus Frenzl (design reviews), Niklas Goslar (documentary films), Jonas Imbery (music), Steffen Kehrle (industrial design) and Sabine Magnet (lyric poetry).
Accordingly, “Rejected/Accepted” can be defined not as a presentation of failure but as an appreciation of creative work.

Kindly supported by: Ayzit Bostan, Florian Böhm, Jonas Imbery, Markus Frenzl, Mirko Borsche, Niklas Goslar, Nitzan Cohen, Sabine Magnet, Saskia Diez, Stefan Diez, Steffen Kehrle, and
Denmark: Hay, Horsens | Germany: Dura, Fulda | e15 Design, Frankfurt a.M. | Gomma Records, Munich | PB0110, Hannover | Schönbuch GmbH, Bad Königshofen | Serien Raumleuchten, Rodgau | Sitzfeld, Berlin | Stattmann Neue Moebel, Ascheberg | Thonet, Frankenberg (Eder) | Wiedeman Werkstätten, Höchstädt | Italy: L’Abbate, Corno di Rosazzo, Udine | Mattiazzi S.r.l., San Giovanni al Natisone | Switzerland: Nanoo, Rickenbach

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Accepted

Showered with awards. Very highly rated. Hundreds of thousands of copies sold. When communicating design, superlatives often count for more than the actual quality of the design in question. However the hype surrounding success stories in fact offers an incomplete picture of the work of designers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians and authors because failure and rejection are also part of their daily lives. The project “Rejected” was devised by Atelier Steffen Kehrle in Munich, initially for Munich’s Creative Business Week 2013, and focuses on this aspect for the first time. It shows works from various different creative fields that were rejected and never published. Nevertheless, the quality of this work is worth taking a closer look at, as are the – often economic – reasons for their failure. The “Rejected” installation plays symbolically with the death of an idea and includes design, films, pieces of music and texts by a total of 11 creative minds.
With its motto “Accepted”, taking account of both senses of the word, the second section of the exhibition reprises the approach taken by “Rejected”, presenting work that was actually realized by the same participants: Florian Böhm (photography), Mirko Borsche (graphic design), Ayzit Bostan (fashion design), Nitzan Cohen (industrial design), Saskia Diez (jewelry design), Stefan Diez (industrial design), Markus Frenzl (design reviews), Niklas Goslar (documentary films), Jonas Imbery (music), Steffen Kehrle (industrial design) and Sabine Magnet (lyric poetry).
Accordingly, “Rejected/Accepted” can be defined not as a presentation of failure but as an appreciation of creative work.

Kindly supported by: Ayzit Bostan, Florian Böhm, Jonas Imbery, Markus Frenzl, Mirko Borsche, Niklas Goslar, Nitzan Cohen, Sabine Magnet, Saskia Diez, Stefan Diez, Steffen Kehrle, and
Denmark: Hay, Horsens | Germany: Dura, Fulda | e15 Design, Frankfurt a.M. | Gomma Records, Munich | PB0110, Hannover | Schönbuch GmbH, Bad Königshofen | Serien Raumleuchten, Rodgau | Sitzfeld, Berlin | Stattmann Neue Moebel, Ascheberg | Thonet, Frankenberg (Eder) | Wiedeman Werkstätten, Höchstädt | Italy: L’Abbate, Corno di Rosazzo, Udine | Mattiazzi S.r.l., San Giovanni al Natisone | Switzerland: Nanoo, Rickenbach

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Framework Table

The table Framework, which complements the same named chair, is made of a wooden skeleton and a very thin tabletop. The “framework” in software production is a support structure on which software can be organised and designed. The massive beech wood frame can be varied and exchanged freely. The table is also available in walnut.

Harlekin

Harlekin is made of six chairs, six colours, six combinations. The formation was designed for the exhibition “Four-legged for Two-legs – The Art of building a Chair”, which reveals exclusive prototypes and models as well as drafts by leading designers such as Nitzan Cohen, Stefan Diez, Christophe de la Fontaine, Aylin Langreuter, Steffen Kehrle, Hannes and Max Gumpp.

Pictures by Olaf Becker

DIY

Kids rarely play in one place only, a phenomenon leading to parents constantly cleaning up their children’s traces of toys. This problem is tackled by ASK’s wagon. “Kombi” is a toy and a mobile storage space at the same time. Simply changing the position of the lid turns the storage box into a toy car, which can be painted optionally.

Costs: 80 EUR, time: 3 hrs.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Infinito

The installation Infinito frees the underpass from its constriction and the inhospitality of its architecture. Mirrored stainless steel panels reflect passers-by and the direct surroundings and create an illusion of width and a subconscious feeling of not being alone. Also, the incoming daylight is being multiplied and led into the inside of the tunnel. In the dark, LED lamps create a coherent light atmosphere, making the walk through the tunnel a pleasant experience.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Stadion

In June and July 2013, Maximilians Forum Munich became space for discussions, presentations, workshops and cultural talks. ASK developed a changeable seating landscape in a puristic installation. 34 individual seats were positioned in a special formation or placed freely in the room to match different communicative situations. The blocks were made of heat-insulated styrofoam, surrounded by a minimalist light installation.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Bambus

Everyone knows the overwhelming feeling of serenity experienced while walking through a forest. Light, smell, material and sound all play a role to create the sensation of that special feeling. The architecture for the Power Dekor concept room aims to create a similar experience. The whole room is made of bamboo and invites one to get lost in its inside like in a labyrinth. Light is reflected and swallowed, sounds and colours change, so do perspectives.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Moon

Window installation for the Saskia Diez store in Munich. Made of powder-coated steel and LED lights.

Pictures by Stephanie Füssenich

 

 

Designgarage

Fiat Designgarage – The Fiat Designgarage represents a homage to the top selling Fiat 500 and its bigger brother, the Fiat 500L. With the Designgarage, the Atelier Steffen Kehrle created a mirrored room for experience, making the world of the Fiat 500 visible and experiencable in a unique way. To date, the Designgarage was exhibited in Cologne, Hamburg and Mannheim.

Trophy

The Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino is endowed with a total of 70,000 EUR and powered by the three partners DZ Bank, Bavaria Film and Bayerischer Rundfunk. The best up-and-coming talents of FILMFEST MUNICH are being awarded. ASK created a valuable trophy made of milled aluminium.

Pictures by Dominique Beolet

Unplugged

Exhibition design in Pinakothek der Moderne for Bureau Mirko Borsche. Powder coated steel and MDF.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Display Cabinet

The aim for the historic facade of the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) was to develop an easy to use system of display cabinets, which would apply to the demanding specifications of the preservation order as well as being a concise creative statement.
13 display cabinets are located along the length of the facade. The cabinets exactly fit the grid of the facade structure and being an illuminated orchestration as a whole they concurrently enhance the status of the elegant Maximilianstraße. The plain, dark brown anodized aluminium framing of the display cabinet can be opened just like a window, the poster is fixed with magnets and upon closing is fixated wrinkle-free between glass and bearing. A two cm wide gap of light originates between poster and frame, attaching importance to the posters and presenting them as outlined exhibits.
The revolving light-band between poster and frame is equipped with RGBLED lights and can be individually presented with almost any possible color. Therefore the light of the frame can be assimilated to the colour of the poster on display. Also different light scenarios can be programmed and operated via a wireless remote control. In twilight or darkness the light-band creates the illusion of the posters floating within their display cabinets.

Pictures by Myrzik & Jarisch

Hook

A clothing hook with dual function. Clothes with a hang-up tag can be hung up at the small hook. Large items such as coats and jackets can be thrown over the big hook. The wardrobe fixture made of oak wood shaped on a lathe functions as a single unit or as a group on the wall. A muffle is incorporated on the back side so that hook can be fixed to the wall with a hanger bolt.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Signage

During Munich opera festival 2010, a temporary venue was created behind Nationaltheater with an architecture by Coop Himmelb(l)au. ASK’s tribute to the festival was furniture made of dyed concrete and steel. The pieces informed visitors about the programme and were used as benches. Notches in the bottom made them portable with a forklift.

Pictures by Julian Baumann

Concrete

Mobile, flexible and made from concrete. Usually covered by concrete, in this piece the steel reinforcement emerges and defines the structure of the back of the backrest. Through omitting the gaps of the steel reinforcement, the chair loses its heaviness of the botch weight and design. Concrete consists of two parts: one seat unit and one base with two grip holes. The separate pieces interlock like building blocks.

Eraser

Eraser is a minimalistic light cube with illuminating functionality.
How do we regulate the light? How to make lighting intensity visible? And how obvious is a dimmer really? –With the Eraser, dimming the light becomes an intuitively comprehensible act rather than something hidden in the technology of the light switch.Eraser also resolves the difficulty of dimming energy-saving bulbs in an elegant, convincingly functional way: the light cube in Eraser, which does not heat up because of the energy-saving bulb, produces light of a pleasant colour and can be slid continuously out of the aluminium body. The lamp becomes a big dimmer itself and whether placed on the floor, on a sideboard or on a bedside table, emits as much light as required anything from a restrained illuminating strip to a fixture capable of lighting-up a whole room.

Together with Julia Landsiedl