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ICFF Studio Study: Andreas Kowalewski

In anticipation of this year’s ICFF, otto will be counting down with weekly interviews featuring the designers participating in the always interesting ICFF Studio. Sponsored by Bernhardt Design, the studio puts together talented, savvy young designers and their prototype products with appropriate potential manufacturers. We’ve asked all ten designers the same three questions. Check back weekly to see what they say.

Name: Andreas Kowalewski
Country: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Number of years in practice: Five
Piece in ICFF Studio: Clamp Chair

Describe your piece for ICFF Design Studio in 3 words.
1. harmony
2. inviting
3. handcrafted

How does it relate to your body of work as a whole?
I think that my work is mainly a result of experimentation and experience which is intuitive, perceptual and very hands on. A close collaboration and identification with the specific handcraft during the development process is very important to me, as well as the joy of working on an object with my own hands. I love the worth and beauty in the artwork itself.

The attempt of the Clamp Chair is to represent these values; led by the pencil in the first place, aesthetically defined by an consequent form language and the structural necessities, which eventually forms a comfortable chair.

What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
Since this will be my first time in New York, hope I will find enough time just to be a tourist… and to dive into the “jungle” atmosphere of that great city!

Posted March 21st, 2011 by xhtmlized


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