The project explores a designer's relationship to the "do it yourself" phenomenon. It shows that self-made production does not have to be perceived only as a low-cost, alternative, and unaesthetic solution - on the contrary, it highlights its benefits for both individuals and society. In addition to environmental aspects (such as reduction of transport, packaging, and commercial overproduction), it brings the human approach to products and makes their users understand and appreciate hidden ideas. The creation process thus becomes an integral part of the final product, a shared experience.
The installation forms an exhibition frame for the individual luminaires as well as for itself - it is possible to disassemble and reassemble it using the instruction manual. The entire space can be thus easily packed up, moved, and built anywhere else - it started on Designblok 2020, has its first stop abroad in Budapest and has yet to travel to Berlin, Madrid, London, Tel Aviv or Tokyo. The design of the installation is partly based on the ideas of Victor Papanek in the book Nomadic Furniture.
The three exhibited luminaires are designed on a common basis - self-made manufacturability with common tools, low initial costs, element reduction. Each of them plays with a different mechanical principle that visually stands out thanks to its minimalist aesthetics.
Make your own coat rack TeePee!
During the exhibition, Eduard Herrmann and Matěj Coufal will lead a workshop where you can make your own TeePee coat rack according to their instructions.
The event will take place in accordance with the anti-epidemic measures in force on the day of the event.