Das Gestalten von und mit Schatten / Designing of and with shadows

Das Lichtphänomen als neuen Gestaltungsweg entdecken / Discovering the light phenomenon as a new way of designing

Kerim Nail Karakurt

Februar / February - 2022

Hochschule Pforzheim

Bachelor of Arts


This bachelor thesis researches the phenomenon of shadow and how it can be integrated into the design process. In the thesis a design method is developed in which the shadow is used as an inspiration to develop innovative designs. The absence of light becomes a form-giving element. Using the cast shadows of Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair as a design example, this project presents designs of six pieces of furniture in three levels of shadow-abstraction.