After interning at Direktorenhaus in Berlin where I worked on scenography, I was eager to get closer to the handcrafting world. That's why I applied at a young and productive design studio named Bartmann Berlin. I was attracted by the minimalism of their esthetic and the dual approach they have; conception and construction. This chair named USUS represents the perfect example of their vision, balanced between rationalism and poetry.
Bartmann Berlin mainly designs and produces its own furniture items. They also propose interior architecture services which they can complement with custom built furniture. This LENZ chair was specially produced with colors matching the refurbishment of the Intercontinental Hotel near Tiergarten in Berlin. I had the chance to help in the lamination process necessary to produce the seating surface and the backrest of this lounge chair. This project ended up with the installation of the different elements including a new counter top and some chairs.
The major part of my internship was dedicated to the production of these oak boxes, together they form a table set named NEON. Working on these items, I learned the strategies behind a mass production or how to reduce the time of production without neglecting quality.
Production assistant / 2015
Hasenheide 12, 12053 Berlin, Germany
Credits: Bartmann Berlin