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Dirk Winkel

MA work

A central theme of my work is my interest in stretching the boundaries of common mass-production processes.

The _Polymer Light _is an LED desk lamp that makes use of visible gas springs, which facilitate a smooth movement. The plastic arms are solid, as the unique injection moulding process allows for a high wall thickness. The design celebrates plastic as a substantial material with high-value tactility.

The main focus of my _Par Chair _was the insert injection moulding process: a high-tech aramid mesh is fed directly into the curved seat and back area of the mould tool of the chair frame. This way, a lightweight mesh chair is finished fully automatically in a single step.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • A central theme of my work is my interest in stretching the boundaries of common mass-production processes.

    The _Polymer Light _is an LED desk lamp that makes use of visible gas springs, which facilitate a smooth movement. The plastic arms are solid, as the unique injection moulding process allows for a high wall thickness. The design celebrates plastic as a substantial material with high-value tactility.

    The main focus of my _Par Chair _was the insert injection moulding process: a high-tech aramid mesh is fed directly into the curved seat and back area of the mould tool of the chair frame. This way, a lightweight mesh chair is finished fully automatically in a single step.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma in Industrial Design and Visual Communication, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Prediction, S. Etienne Design Biennale, St Etienne, France, 2010; Nullpunkt - Nieuwe German Gestaltung, MARTa Design Museum, Herford, Germany, 2009; Mytopanton, Designhaus Hessen, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008