Experimentelles Gestalten mit Halbzeugen

Paul Kötz

März / March - 2022

Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen

Bachelor of Arts


bend&press is a furniture collection consisting of a seating furniture and a side table. The design focuses on the material aluminum and radiates characteristics such as lightness and rectangularity. Within the design, these material-specific qualities contrast with the novel details and character of the bend&press collection, which are the result of the extreme bending and pressing of the profiles. bend&press was created through a deliberate, experimental engagement with the material and its semi-finished products, aiming to identify and exploit new and unknown properties. This handcrafted and, in a way, artful approach to the material differs from conventional industrial processes and opens up the possibility of presenting the beauty of unusual or even flawed processes. Additionally, the furniture of the bend&press series can be returned to the circular material flow without further ado.