Salone Satellite 2017
press release here
Design is ... love, experimentation, decisions
Mendel Heit‘s pieces shown at Salone Satellite 2017 combine traditional crafts like
glassblowing, metalworking and ceramics with new fabrication technologies like 3d
printing, CNC milling and programmable electronics.
Since traditional production methods collide with nowadays‘ wish for customization,
quality, and uniqueness, new production formats have to be found.
Mendel Heit‘s working process is triggered by a dialogue with a craftsman, and followed
by series of shared experimentations with traditional and new techniques. The stories
that emerge from these encounters result in carefully crafted pieces that hold strong
emotions and use optimized manufacturing technologies to their advantage, whilst staying
in a human scale.
Lamps like ‚Dive‘ and ‚Blink‘ ,or even the secretary desk ‚Ripple‘ integrate this distinctive
combination to reinterpret iconic typologies and familiar shapes.