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SAXON DESIGN AT DESIGNBLOK

06. – 10. OCTOBER 2021 /// PRAGUE

Every piece a story: “DESIGN – MADE IN SAXONY” pres­ents 16 selected desi­gners from Saxony. Each of them tells a unique story about new combi­na­tions, sustaina­bi­lity and the reinven­tion of tradi­tions. Explore high-quality design and crafts, from jewel­lery to fashion, porce­lain, glass, paper, wood and ligh­ting design as well as inno­va­tive sports equipment.

  EXHIBITORS

Anne Hennig Schmuckdesign

Anke Hennig creates contem­porary jewelry from textile mate­rials. The origin of her jewelry is a thin thread. Growth and repe­ti­tion are the defi­ning themes of her work. For the produc­tion of the jewelry Anke Hennig uses an almost forgotten textile brai­ding tech­nique from the 19th century, called “crochet gallon”.

ANKE HENNIG SCHMUCKDESIGN
www.ankehennig.de

Bildquelle: corporate friends® GmbH

The products of corpo­rate friends convey the highest possible quality stan­dards in terms of light, mate­rial and craft­s­manship. The small size, the clear design, the inno­va­tive light control mecha­nism and the various combi­na­tion possi­bi­li­ties, provide light plan­ners an optimal tool for the illu­mi­na­tion of most diffe­rent exhi­bi­tion situations.

CORPO­RATE FRIENDS
www.corporatefriends.de

Drechslerei Schalling Foto: Anna Werner

The turnery Schal­ling is a family busi­ness in the fourth genera­tion and manu­fac­tures all products in elabo­rate hand­work. “Zamm” is a playful rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the tradi­tional Erzge­birge figures angel and miner. The light angels combine the unique Erzge­birge craft­s­manship with a modern contem­porary design language.

DRECHS­LEREI SCHALLING
www.schalling-seiffen.de

dreizehngrad

drei­zehn­grad is a manu­fac­turer of hand­made lamps and pres­ents the latest lamp series DISCO. drei­zehn­grad loves authentic, natural mate­rials and the daily contact with them. The lamps are charac­te­rized by the mate­rial wood. Through the annual rings and the natural colo­ring each lamp tells its very own story.

DREI­ZEHN­GRAD
www.dreizehngrad.de

Elementaris

Elemen­taris makes unique jewelry from porce­lain and silver. In the begin­ning there is the mate­rial: porce­lain, a raw mate­rial that is not hard but soft and thus makes comple­tely diffe­rent methods of proces­sing necessary and possible. Finest surface struc­tures are possible and the star­ting point of the works. The collec­tion “Bubbles” was created in coope­ra­tion with the label Corinna Aurelia.

ELEMEN­TARIS BY BEATE PFEFFERKORN
www.elementarisbypfefferkorn.de

eye eye Illustration

Robert Jäger creates illus­trated, cyclo­pean, often andro­gy­nous charac­ters with the desire to use just one image to illus­trate an imagi­na­tive story, a comical situa­tion, or a routine of daily life, and to pull the viewer out of his reality for a moment.

EYE EYE – ILLUSTRATION
www.eyeeye.wtf

Heike Berl

Heike Berl rein­ter­prets paper­ma­king. The craft of paper­ma­king has a long tradi­tion. The produc­tion of a sheet is essen­tial and of enor­mous cultural and histo­rical signi­fi­cance. Heike Berl uses this tech­nique, inter­prets it in a modern way and deve­lops from it works of art in the field of tension between German contem­porary history and envi­ron­mental aspects.

HEIKE BERL
www.heike-berl.de

Bettina Kletzsch

The Kletzsch fashion house was founded in Bischofs­werda in 1847. The studied fashion desi­gner Bettina Kletzsch conti­nues the family tradi­tion in an extra­or­di­nary way in the fifth genera­tion. The desi­gner creates artistic, expe­ri­mental fashion from high-quality fabrics in her own produc­tion in Dresden. Each piece is unique!

MODE­HAUS KLETZSCH
www.bettinakletzsch.com

Nómada Rucksack

The label Nómada was born in Sant­iago de Chile in 2016 and moved to Dresden one year later. In the small studio Nómada designs and manu­fac­tures back­packs, tote bags, hip bags and access­ories in small series. Great emphasis is placed on a mini­ma­list and timeless design, on the use of exqui­site and prefer­ably sustainable mate­rials to create long-lasting products.

NÓMADA RUCK­SACK
www.nomada-rucksack.com

Porzellanatelier Claudia Biehne & Stefan Passig

The possi­bi­li­ties offered by porce­lain as a mate­rial are almost inex­haus­tible for an artist. Claudia Biehne is inte­rested in explo­ring this cosmos. The series “Lumos” consists of deli­cate lamps for hanging and bowl-like objects for standing.

PORZEL­LANATE­LIER
CLAUDIA BIEHNE & STEFAN PASSIG
www.biehne-porzellan.de

silbaerg GmbH

silbaerg manu­fac­tures inno­va­tive board­sports products in Saxony with the patented A.L.D.-tech.®. The boards in small series are largely produced locally and conti­nuously deve­loped in tech­no­logy as well as sustaina­bi­lity. silbaerg was spun off from the Chem­nitz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy in 2011 and has since been selling the boards worldwide.

studio.glas Bildquelle: Torsten Rötzsch

Torsten Rötzsch works with hot glass and uses it in its full range. All the objects he creates are freely shaped and made with a clear sense of propor­tion. In the design and manu­fac­ture, the propor­tions are very important to him, as well as a new perspec­tive on the very tradi­tional tech­ni­ques of this craft.

TOFF & ZÜRPEL® Manufaktur

The Dresden-based manu­fac­turer TOFF & ZÜRPEL has been produ­cing hand­made beeswax wipes since 2017. Their certi­fied organic beeswax cloths are the reus­able alter­na­tive to cling film and aluminum foil and have nume­rous bene­fi­cial proper­ties that allow food to stay fresh longer.

TOFF & ZÜRPEL MANUFAKTUR
www.toffundzuerpel.de

Kerstin Rößler

Kerstin Rößler produces indi­vi­dual light objects that are remi­nis­cent of dande­lions with their count­less little umbrellas floa­ting along. When paper is brought into a new context with light, this mate­rial loses its charac­te­riz­a­tion as commonly banal, unders­tood as an ever­yday material.

TRAG­WERK BY BLUMENSTOCK
www.tragwerk-blumenstock.de

Viola Lippmann

In her series #365AWESOMEWOMEN, desi­gner, illus­trator and author Viola Lipp­mann pres­ents great women who have been forgotten by history. She draws atten­tion to all these SHEROS, tells about their work, show what they have achieved and thereby inspire next generations.

VIOLA LIPP­MANN
www.violalippmann.com

WESTOSTERON

WEST­OSTERON is an inte­rior and product design studio. Since 2007 the team deve­lops and licenses multi­fa­ceted designs for furni­ture, access­ories and ligh­ting. The wall clock FRAKTUHR comple­tely without hands lies in the field of tension between an abstracted wall clock and an object. At exactly one point the full hour is visible, shortly there­after it dissolves again.

WEST­OSTERON
www.westosteron.com

DESIGN­BLOK 2021

The design­blok, the inter­na­tional Prague design festival, is the largest design and fashion fair in Central Europe and opens its doors from October 06 to 10, 2021. This year, outstan­ding Saxon design will be presented there for the first time as part of a joint stand.

“Design is very important for the renais­sance of quality of life. For the func­tio­n­a­lity of the things we surround ourselves with. For the beauty of the envi­ron­ment in which we live and in which future genera­tions will grow up. Design can help solve problems and get out of crises.” Jana Zielinski, design­blok Director

design­blok pres­ents a selec­tion of desi­gners and produ­cers from all over Europe, inclu­ding both pres­ti­gious brands and proto­types by up-and-coming desi­gners. Over 200 exhi­bi­tors parti­ci­pate in the fair, which is divided into Super­studio, Open­studio and Art House sections. In 2021, design­blok will take place in the historic Gabriel Loci buil­ding complex. In parallel, dozens of galle­ries, show­rooms and pop-up stores in the city will open their doors and offer addi­tional programming. The festival attracts more than 50,000 visi­tors from all over the world every year.

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