Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Circle by Konrad Lohöfener

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Circle

  • By: Konrad Lohöfener, Aschau, Germany
  • Material: Ashwood (oiled), rope
  • Size: 77 x 52 x 42 cm

Folding furniture has a long tradition in gardens. It offers comfort and requires very little storage space. The Circle folding chair reinterprets this subject entirely. It is inspired by the minimalist aesthetics of suspension bridges and makes constructive use of the weight of the seated person by converting it into tension. The four legs and the seat surface are held in place only by one cable, which enables flexible seating comfort.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

 

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Flask by Konrad Lohöfener

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Flask

  • By: Konrad Lohöfener, Aschau, Germany
  • Material: Synthetic bandages
  • Size: 24 x 30 x 30 cm, 32 x 30 x 30 cm, 48 x 30 x 30 cm
  • Website: konradlohoefener.de

The light series Flask is a reinterpretation of old demijohns. The lampshade is wound from waterproof plastic bandages and the bottle cork converted into a securing mechanism for the cable. The three lamps can hang from the ceiling or stand on the floor, creating very different atmospheres, whether they are in the garden, on the terrace or within your own four walls.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Pflix by Christian Heufelder

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Pflix

  • By: Christian Heufelder
  • Material: Wood
  • Size: 100 x 60 x 100
  • Website: www.pflix.de

Pflix is a modular and very flexible plant system that can be adapted to different kinds of areas such as balconies, terraces, roofs, yards, facades, etc.

The size and design of the planting vessels allows almost all conventional vegetable plants to grow, even miniature fruit trees.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Watercabinet by Francien Hazen

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Watercabinet

  • By: Fracien Hazen, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Material: Metal, wood, glass, plastic
  • Size: 170 x 100 x 100 cm
  • Website: fraz.nl

Watercabinet is a product for a small garden or balcony. By connecting it to the rainpipe from the house, it collects and stores rainwater. Other than a rain barrel, one is stimulated to actually use the water. In the small greenhouse little herb plants can grow, it has a tap with a pump to fill a bucket, there is a water hose, watering cans can be filled with a tap, and there is a small storage for garden equipment.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Polyfine by Markus Bangerter

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Polyfine

  • By: Markus Bangerter
  • Material: Textile strap from Polypropylen
  • Size: 85 x 45 x 60 cm
  • Website: markusbangerter.com

The Polyfine chair is a prototype from the material research project with the same name. It redefines the characteristics of flexible textile structures and demonstrates how these can be used in the future for the construction of seating furniture without the need for any load-bearing structures.

In doing so, the textile thermoplastic material fulfils the static requirements as well as the aesthetic and haptic demands of outdoor seating.

Independent experiments on the material confirmed the possibility of creating structures in textiles with the help of electricity and carbon-fibre yarn.

In this process, the chemical fibre in the core is liquidised above melting point, without damaging the surface of the bands, which then harden as they cool, solidifying and connecting the layers of textile bands.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.