The first edition of Generation Köln took place at the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2017. Curated by Sabine Voggenreiter, the exhibition is a format of the international Maken/ Machen design project, sponsored by the Belgian province of Limburg, the Dutch city Maastricht, and of course, Cologne. Here, Voggenreiter puts five designers in the spotlight, as well as the interior photographer, Thomas Wiuf Schwartz.

Klemens Grund

Product designer and carpenter, his love of this craft is much in evidence in projects such as tisch 2, a pull-out table, and the stackable chair, stapelstuhl.

Meike Harde

Product designer, with an experimental and conceptual approach. Projects include: the Potpourri glassware series for pulpo, and Wooden Aquarelle Objects, the result of her material study to colour wood.

Thomas Schnur

After an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, Schnur studied product design, and his work can be seen across Passagen and imm cologne. Projects include: an outdoor prototype of his Twist table for Functionals.

Tim Kerp

Interior and product designer, Kerp’s first studies were as a graphic designer. With a clean minimalistic design language, it’s demonstrated in the Duetto side table for Pianca Spa.

Karoline Fesser

A product designer who has been working independently since 2012, Fesser has had plenty of international experience. Her works include the All Wood Stool and the Hide side table.

Generation Köln. Bismarckstr. 70 50672 Cologne

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