Impossible Design

Agata Toromanoff

Impossible Design

Außergewöhnliche Designobjekte der Gegenwart

176 pages

First day of sale: 18.12.2018
ISBN 978-3-8321-9954-8

Translations: Nina Loose

AGATA TOROMANOFF
IMPOSSIBLE DESIGN.
Unusual Contemporary Design Objects
ca 70 4/c illustrations
ca. 176 pages, 23,5 cm x 18 cm
Spring 2019

Playful Contemporary Design Objects
that Challenge Our Perception

A lamp made of soap bubbles. A bespoke chair made of felt. A giant more than 5 meter high book shelf. A bluetooth speaker in form of a free floating, dancing and glowing cloud. This provoking collection of playful design objects gathers designers who find original ways to avoid the obvious. By challenging conventions, forms, functions and meanings their designs result in whimsical objects initiating interesting dialogues with users. The strategy may involve playing with the size or the material, or turning functional objects into totally useless ones, or interfering with their structures by adapting them to an entirely new context. Whatever blueprint artists and designers decide to follow, the goal is to create a surprising outcome. Shocking contradictions, often humorous or ironic, offer something one would never expect. As much as these juxtapositions intrigue the senses, they also challenge the mind. Above all these design objects turn everyday life into a playful experience.
This great selection of remarkable designs from renowned designers across the globe
flirts with our senses. This collection will tease your eyes and stimulate unconventional ways of thinking. Design is pushed to the boundaries as the designers think totally outside
the box.

DESIGNERS
ACORN STUDIO
RON ARAD
MARYAM ASHKANIAN
GAE AULENTI
ALDO BAKKER
ALESSANDRA BALDERESCHI
PIEKE BERGMANS
BEN VAN BERKEL
FRANCESCO BINFARÉ
MICHAEL BORONIEC
SEBASTIAN BRAJKOVIC
JORDI CANUDAS
VICTOR CASTANERA
TI CHANG
ALEXANDER CHAPELIN
RICHARD CLARKSON
SEBASTIAN COX
& NINELA IVANOVA
LORENZO DAMIANI
MAARTEN DE CEULAER
VINCENT DUBOURG




OLAFUR ELIASSON
SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ
ANNIE EVELYN
FIVETIMESONE
FRONT DESIGN
GERALDINE GONZALEZ
CHRISTIAN HEIKOOP
MARLEEN JANSEN
HELLA JONGERIUS
ELKE KALLEHAVE
KATERINA KAMPRANI
RADO KIROV
JULIA KÖRNER
SHIRO KURAMATA
JORIS LAARMAN
MATHIEU LEHANNEUR
PATRICE LETARNEC
MARC LIGOS
MAG-LEV AUDIO
LIVIA MARIN
MINIMALUX
STELIOS MOUSARRIS




MILENA NAEF
NENDO
FABIO NOVEMBRE
NUI STUDIO
DAVID OLSCHEWSKI
GAETANO PESCE
JAKE PHIPPS
PABLO REINOSO
JOAO SABINO
ROLF SACHS
ENRIQUE LUIS SARDI
PAUL SCHIETEKAT
OLIVIER SIDET
STEINBEISSER
STUDIO 65
STUDIO DESSUANT BONE
STUDIO JOB
STUDIO ZIBEN
PAOLO ULIAN
JEROEN VERHOEVEN
GUILHERME WENTZ
YUUKOU YAMAGUCHI
STEFAN ZWICKY

Agata Toromanoff

Agata Toromanoff ist Kunsthistorikerin. Sie war viele Jahre als Projektleiterin in einer Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst und als Beraterin für Kunstsammler tätig. 2014 gründete sie die Buchagentur Fancy Books und entwickelt seitdem Kunst- und Designbücher. Sie schreibt regelmäßig für das Kunstmagazin ›Aesthetica‹ und betreibt das Blog ›Books on Art‹ (www.BOAblog.net).