Porcelain vase + Fruit bowl + Drawing lamp + An unbalanced table & Pixel chair | Thomas Feichtner

• May 24, 2011

Austrian industrial designer Thomas Feichtner has created these modern and clean line pieces – Porcelain vase, Fruit bowl, Drawing lamp, An unbalanced table & Pixel chair.

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Drawing Lamp, image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

material: steel tube, LED
size: 60 x 19 x 50

The Drawing Lamp is a consistently simple lamp reduced to the basics, including cable and illuminant. Thomas Feichtner designed this desk lamp for his own use. As the name implies the Drawing Lamp is a lamp preferably used by the designer to illuminate the drawing area. On the one hand it lights the whole desk surface, on the other hand its light can be directed precisely to where it is needed on the paper – as Thomas Feichtner prefers it for sketching. The light is not focused via a complex mechanical system or by adjusting a reflector but simply by putting the whole lamp into a horizontal position. Its construction allows placing it on the desk at two different angular positions. The lamp can be put down in a horizontal position with the illuminant slightly above the desk surface or in a vertical position with a maximum distance between the illuminant and the desk surface. The lamp keeps its balance as in a balancing act.

The appearance of the Drawing Lamp is defined by the cable, the steel tube and the LED illuminant. Like the classic bare light bulb hanging on a cord from the ceiling the Drawing Lamp is reduced to the bare essentials. Only the sophisticated deformation of the tube provides the lamp with the benefit of adjustability. The interplay of angles, radiuses and lines results in an object which is conclusive in terms of construction and form.

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Fruit Bowl, image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

material: silver 940/000
size: 170 x 170 x 200 mm
producer: Wiener Silber Manufactur, Austria

Created for the renowned Wiener Silber Manufactur. This bowl is not a rounded body, instead, it is a sophisticated interplay of internal and external surfaces. At first glance, it appears as if the fruit might fall out through the openings in the legs, but actually, it becomes wedged and therefore stabilized. This, at one and the same time, is both an intended irritation and its most significant functional element. This way, the interface area between bowl and fruit is kept to a minimum, thus reducing the size of pressure area and potential damage to the fruit. Simply bending the silver sheet produced a self-supporting structure, supported by three legs. Thus, in marked contrast to the organic shapes of the fruit, an almost ‘technical’ effect is achieved, formally pointing to the style of Feichtner’s previous works.

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Porcelain Vase, image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

material: porcelain
size: 190 x 190 x 230 mm
producer: Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten, Austria

The Porcelain Vase, is produced by the tradition-steeped Viennese manufactory Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten. Porcelain Vase is a formally convincing and almost technical-seeming cone. Divided by three legs, its conical body provides an ideal base and remains stable even when used with long-stemmed plants. Its legs are not add-ons, but rather integral parts of the vase itself. The constructive interplay between the basic body’s consistency and the vase’s overall formal freedom gives rise to a highly distinct aura.

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An Unbalanced Table, image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

material: stainless steel, polished
size: 150x 72 x 77 mm
producer: Schinko GmbH

The table is folded from polished sheet steel. It is self-supporting due to its folding and has no base. At the head (foot) the table becomes narrower and finally pointed. One table-leg has a maximum foot print, the other one a minimum foot print. The structure of the table is not static but off balance. The table has a heavy side and a light side. It is an Unbalanced Table. It was produced by the upper Austrian Manufacturer Schinko GmbH.

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Pixel Chair, image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

material: stainless steel, polished
size: 70 x 85 x 64 cm
producer: Schinko GmbH

The Pixel Chair is a folded object. Similar to car body parts in the automotive production process, the construction is made stable by the folding alone. The back and the armrests result from the shape of the legs and vice versa. As to form and statics the Pixel Chair is a consistent and sound construction. Every portion of the metal sheet performs a load-bearing function. Made of stainless steel sheet, the handmade chair was folded, welded and polished. The manufacturer of this unique piece is the design-oriented company Schinko. The Austrian manufacturer of switch cabinets and metal cases has attached great importance to cooperation with well-know design offices since it was founded and already received a number of design awards.

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Image courtesy Thomas Feichtner

+ About Thomas Feichtner

Thomas Feichtner was born in Brazil in 1970. After attending school in Düsseldorf, Germany, he earned a degree at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria, where he also became an instructor a few years later. After completing studies in industrial design, he founded his own design office. Feichtner initially designed industrial goods and numerous products for the Austrian sports industry, and was honoured with international design awards like the IF Design Award, the Swiss Design Prize, the Cannes Lion (nomination), the German Design Prize, the red dot design award, the European Design Award and the Josef Binder Award. Besides his activity as a product designer for Head, Tyrolia, Fischer and Blizzard, Feichtner also worked in the area of visual communications for the likes of Swarovski Optik, Adidas Eyewear or the British-Israeli designer Ron Arad.


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  1. Anny says:

    My taste….;)