Of Movement and Material

The Product

Inquiry

Of Movement and Material addresses the way in which the human body and an amorphous substance like glass influence each other. The forms are created through a dance between the maker and the material. The work aims to attain a sense of the human, capturing the emotional quality of the physical movement. It represents the body in a rhythmic play between the restrictive tools and the glass. The glass artist acts as a mediator between the laws of his own body and the laws of the material. The bare matter is only enlivened by the moves of the body, and thus, turned into expressive volumes. The result is not only about the form, but about the fascinating movement, during which body and material are unified.

Philipp Weber joins his concept for Of Movement and Material with the philosophy of ANALOG, which is seeking to rethink the relevance of a human quality within products.

The Process

»During this project I gathered a lot of inspiration from Oskar Schlemmers extensive studies on the human body and its relation to space and material. «

Philipp Weber, artistic director & designer for the ‘Of Movement and Material’ series

The Designer

Philipp Weber (born 1987 in Münster, Germany) graduated B.A. from the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. 2016 he received his M.A. from the UDK in Berlin. Shortly after, in 2018 he received the German Design Award for Newcomers. In his work he seeks to rethink ­human qualities within production processes.

His work has been acquired by the Chinese Shanghai Museum of Glass and went into the permanent collection of Musée des Arts décoratifs in Lausanne in Switzerland.

Philipp had international attention and participated in exhibitions in Italy, France, England, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Dubai, China and other countries. In December 2018 he became official partner at Berlin Art Glas GmbH and Co-Founder of the label ANALOG.

Tech Specs

SIZES (ø)

~15 cm (small) / ~20 cm (large)

Weight

~2 kg (small) / ~5 kg (large)

Material

Blown glass

Glass Colours

Opalin white / emaille White / clear Black

Cable

Coated steel cable (1mm)

Fixtures/ Canopies

Stainless Steel / Brass / Powdercoated (white or black)

Lamp

LED 1.5W

Light Colour

2700K (warm) / 4000K (daylight)

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