GRASSIMESSE Awards 2015 - Laureates


Projects and groups

  • Burg Halle: Tradition between fake and history

    Burg Halle: Tradition between fake and history

    Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
    Neuwerk 7
    D-06108 Halle (Saale)

    gemeinsam mit:
    Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
    Am Weißenhof 1
    70191 Stuttgart
    A collaborative project of the courses in textile design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Applied Science and Art Halle and Staatlichen Akademie der Künste Stuttgart under the direction of Prof. Karl Höing and Prof. Bettina
    Göttke-Krogmann. How can tradition be experienced and busted at the same time so as not to remain stuck in the old? Which resources are involved, if traditions are used differently? How can those limitations that arrest development be surmounted? And, as Prof. Jörg Hartmann asked: “Precisely who was it at Bauhaus that cared one jot for tradition? Where would we be today, if there had been none? Can projects be developed and implemented that are free of tradition? If so, then we should be quick about it. Label: 100%-tradition-free.” The collaborative project entitled “tradition between fake and history” seeks to comprehend the meaning, topicality, relevance and future of cultural traditions in order to appropriate their principles, experiment with them and play with them. Transferred to fictitious traditions,
    this can mean inventing worlds of one’s own or putting on a “faked” history in an existing region. Thus imaginary references can be manufactured between people, places and rituals, to small occurrences or events of far-reaching impact—the tradition of an invented culture.
    Objekt: Aline Schmitt/ Foto: Yvonne Most
    Burg Halle: Tradition between fake and history
  • HAWK Hildesheim: Farben - Trendentwicklungen in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart

    HAWK Hildesheim: Farben - Trendentwicklungen in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart

    HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Hildesheim, Holzminden, Göttingen, Fakultät Gestaltung
    Timo Rieke, Vertr.-Prof.
    Prof. Markus Schlegel

    Renatastraße 11
    31134 Hildesheim
    The basic idea to address colour on the Grassimesse is only natural since colour plays an essential role both in product design an in artisanal craftsmanship. The degree course colour design in Hildesheim is unique in Europe and encroaches on nearly all tasks of design and architecture. Colour designers conceive concepts of colour, surfaces and materials for architecture, space, products, and communication. They generate style-worlds and colour trends, define surfaces, charaterize products, distinguish labels and shape cityscapes. The exhibition specifically curated on the occasion
    of the fair conveys the work processes of colour futurology in cooperation with the Institute of International Trendscouting in Hildesheim. The show describes the arc from past and present views of color through experiments in surfaces all the way to the colour trends of 2016.
    HAWK Hildesheim: Farben - Trendentwicklungen in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart
  • HAWK Hildesheim: In Form gebracht

    HAWK Hildesheim: In Form gebracht

    HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Hildesheim, Holzminden, Göttingen, Fakultät Gestaltung
    Prof. Georg Dobler/Prof. Hartwig Gerbracht
    Renatastraße 11
    31134 Hildesheim
    Design is a discipline of craftsmanship. The rich tradition of the house, the excellent supervision and equipment in our workshops as well as a curriculum in keeping with our times for the bachelor and master degree courses provide optimal preconditions for a successful study period at HAWK Hildesheim. The modular, interdisciplinary course offer melds classical tasks and professional fields by establishing transdisciplinary connections. After a common elementary period of study the students select a specialization, such as metal, interior, corporate, product, advertising, lighting or color design. The coursework of metal design cultivates independence, yet maintains a close cooperation with product, interior and lighting design, sharing workshops with them. At HAWK we understand contemporary design and in particular metal design in their applied form as a discipline of craftsmanship, which includes an experimental approach to materials and innovative concepts.

    Image: Marie Grewenig: Halsschmuck „Landschaftskörper 03“, 2015
    Aluminium, Kunststoff; montiert
    50 mm x 65 mm x 35 mm
    HAWK Hildesheim: In Form gebracht
  • KunstKraftWerk Leipzig: "Echt alt"

    KunstKraftWerk Leipzig: "Echt alt"

    Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
    Saalfelder Straße 8b
    04179 Leipzig
    Within the context of Grassimesse and Designers’ Open 2015 KunstKraftwerk Leipzig (KKW Leipzig) presents the project “Echt Alt.” It is being realized in cooperation with the GRASSI Museum of Applied Art. On display are products from the fields of fashion, jewelry and textile design, machine and art, which have been manufactured from recycled materials. Natural resources are not inexhaustible, as most of us know by now, yet still a third of what we buy is disposed of
    rather quickly. Discarded, disposed, refuse and waste materials have long been deemed a precious resource in art and design. The project “Echt Alt” (Real old) with its discerning, environmentally friendly design proves that there are alternatives. The aim is to present high-quality, handmade products of cogent design from recycling materials. The show also contains exhibits lent by collectors, galleries and design institutes. Grassimesse, October 25–27: stage costumes from the Waste Recycling collection, as worn by the singers who performed a duet with Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio in 2012. KunstKraftWerk, October 22–November 8: products by other European designers.

    Image: Silvia Chimenti, Künstlerin für Scart by Waste Recycling
    Kleid aus Luftschläuchen
    Hergestellt von Scart by Waste Recycling (Italien)
    Sammlung Waste Recycling
    KunstKraftWerk Leipzig: "Echt alt"
  • craft2eu: Purpur Parcours

    craft2eu: Purpur Parcours

    craft2eu | Schnuppe von Gwinner
    Europäisches Kunsthandwerk & Design
    Friedrich Ebert Strasse 66
    04109 Leipzig
    A monumental crimson shadowbox traverses the orangery of the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig: a catwalk for the Haute Couture of European artisanal design! The spotlight focuses on adventures in form, elegance, colorfulness and delicious surfaces. They testify to the mastery of their creators, who merge craftsmanship and design in an ingenious symbiosis. This veritable parade of unique collector’s items and original ideas for products is curated by the art historian Schnuppe von Gwinner, who has provided a wonderful platform for contemporary design, handmade in Europe, with her agency craft2eu. Exploring the tactile qualities of glass stimulates Trine Drivsholm in her “Cactus Series.” Opposing properties, such as soft and hard, light and heavy or delicate and robust, meld in magical ways. Siba Sahabi dedicates her poetic candleholders to the city of Istanbul, the metropolis on the interface of Europe and the Middle East. The silhouettes and colors of the city inspire her to unique objects made of felt. Furthermore, there will be works by
    Sophie Cook, Tortus Copenhagen, Pia Wüstenber and others.

    Image: Trine Drivsholm, Ebeltoft, DK
    „Cactus Serie“, (2015)
    Glas-Unikate, am Studioofen geblasen, H 15 - 35 cm
    craft2eu: Purpur Parcours


Dr. Ellen Maurer Zilioli   
Art historian, freelance curator, München/Brescia

Prof. Ines Bruhn
Professor for Design at Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg / Fakultät der Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau
Prof. Georg Dobler
Professor for jewelry design at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim
Dr. Tobias Hoffmann
Director Bröhan-Museum Berlin
Prof. Dip.-Ing. Markus Schlegel
Professor for colour design at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim
Benigna Klemm   
Member of the board of trustees Carl und Anneliese Goerdeler-Stiftung
Dr. Olaf Thormann  
Director, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig
Sabine Epple   
Curator, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig