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cube

CUBE

stool/side table, 2012



Project
Fox House Off Space Gallery

Design
Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann

Photography
Paris Tsitsos

Producer
single pieces

Material
herringbone parquet

For the Fox House Off Space Gallery in Vienna Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann realized the 'cube', an object which can serve as a stool or a side table. It is inspired by the herringbone parquet, a traditional floor covering made out of solid wood, which can be found in almost every old viennese building.
'cube' almost materializes itself out of a two-dimensional plane to a three dimensional object. It captures the observers attention by its almost invisible appearance as a continuation of the traditional flooring.



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edgy

EDGY

room shaping tiles, 2011



Project
self-initiated

Design
Patrycja Domanska and Tanja Lightfoot

Photography
Georg Milde

Producer
prototypes

Material
coloured porcelain

Links
www.edgytiles.com

'edgy' is a three-dimensional tile. The aim was to provide an alternative to the flat, two dimensional walls in bathrooms and other living quarters . The form is made up of asymmetrical surfaces, 'folding' onto one plane, to form a hexagonal base.

By playing with concave and convex planes and using them to accentuate one another, it creates the effect of visually pulling the user towards itself. Because of 'edgy’s' asymmetry, the tiles can be positioned in a number of different ways to achieve various effects.



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holo

HOLO

pendant lamp, 2012



Project
self-initiated

Design
Patrycja Domanska

Photography
Paris Tsitsos

Producer
prototypes

Material
coated aluminium

'holo' is a small pendant lamp made out of aluminum by metal spinning and coated with a special paint, which changes color from turquoise to white when reaching 31 degrees.
The size and materiality as well as the shape of the lampshade follow the parameters of this technology. This reversible process asks for a middle dimensioned lamp, which inverts the negative aspect of heating up by giving it a necessity through the thermochromic paint.
Because of its heat conductance aluminum is an optimal material to work with. The round shape supports the color change without breaking the arising color gradient with edges. Applied on the lampshade the coating creates poetic moments when turning the light on and off.



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the last minute

THE LAST MINUTE

collection of urns and objects, 2011



Project
self-initiated

Design
Patrycja Domanska

Photography
Georg Milde

Material
ceramics, coloured porcelain, tonolith

The project 'the last minute' was inspired by burial rituals and traditions from different cultures. The objects are symbolic as well as functional, representing modern interpretations where ritual and tradition meet. The series consists of four pieces, urns and objects, dealing with the concepts of memory and transience.

SEA URN
'sea urn' was inspired by the concept of the 'death ship', a concept known in many cultures. Rather than burying the dead under ground, they were sent across the water. The ceremony of sea burials is an idea that is controversial in our modern culture. Rather than being placed in the water and sinking immediately, the 'sea urn' attempts to capture and prolongue the poetic quality of that moment. The form imitates that of a ship, so that it carries the ashes on the surface of the water, gradually fading into the horizon. Thanks to the properties of 'tonolith', the ship dissolvesa few days after it has been set out to sea.

FIGURE URN
This urn is characterized by numerous different figurines placed on its lid. One of the figurines can be removed and kept as a memento of the deceased, whereas the jar itself finds its place at the cemetery or on the mantelpiece at home. The inspiration for this concept came from the Egyptian “ushabti statuettes“. In ancient Egypt they represented the embodiment of the dead person.

TEAR JUG
By collecting the mourner’s tears, and placing a flower inside, new life is awoken. The inspiration came from tear jugs in ancient Rome, into which professional grievers would cry.




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gus

GUS

table lamp, 2012



Project
self-initiated

Design
Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann

Photography
Paris Tsitsos

Producer
prototypes

Material
powder coated steel, glass

It is the world of camping and bonfire atmosphere that has inspired Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann for their new lamp 'gus'. Its curious form recalls the shape of classic gas lamps, earlier used to carry around. With 'gus' they have drawn a simple, almost graphical shape, a simplification of light. The table lamp is not only a static object but also suggested as a luminous companion on domestic shortranges. The cylindrical base with its cone top, powder coated in steel blue or simply white, creates a nice contrast to the enclosed, opaque white or clear glass lampshade that spreads the light and gives a glowing feeling.




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sono love

SONO LOVE

sex-toy for women, 2009



Project
diploma work

Design
Patrycja Domanska

Photography
Georg Milde

Producer
prototypes

Material
silicone

'sono love' is a sex toy for women which virtually seems as a lengthening of the hand and can well adapt itself to the body, can accompany the woman by four phases of the sexual reaction. Nearly all sex toys give very strongly the sequence of events, speak, they leave little free space to the woman as these are to be used. 'sono love' counteracts against that and wakes up curiosity to put apart itself with own body. The woman must deal more deliberately with the object, miscellaneous should try out and is able to find out by herself as she would like to use it. It is applicable in several positions and leaves not only the imagination of the image but also the imagination of the use free run.



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homage to karl

HOMAGE TO KARL

high chair for 'The Great Viennese Café: A Laboratory', 2011



Project
initiated by the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna

Design
Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann

Photography
MAK / Georg Mayer, MAK / Wolfgang Woessner

Producer
Neue Wiener Werkstätte (production on request)

Material
oak, loden, mirror

Size
900mm x 1740mm x 1340mm (WxHxD)

Price
6000€, BUY

The Viennese coffee house is a special institution, whose meaning outreaches the sum of its coffee variations. Who held something on himself, sat down not only in the coffee house to write, but also to correspond to the picture of a contemporary author. Owing to their written documentations of that environment, the coffee house has the value of a cultural heritage.

'Homage to Karl' is a study of this microcosm and translates that narcissism in view of the topical context of the scene coffee house and his liven by the visitors. The literary descriptions of the approach and selfrepresentation of the belletrists are used as a basis and are turned to the homage to them and their meaning for the institution of the coffee house.

The raised hide creates moments of selfstaging but also offers the possibility of the retreat, both caused by the rise of the seat. Not only the actual position of viewer and looked are put in a new tension relation, but also their points of view to each other are in a new composition.
A personal field serves for the preservation of private objects as well as as a table and allows by his mirrored surface, on the one hand, to his user, on the other hand, also to the surrounding people a constant back coupling of the own appearance.




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last night I dreamed

LAST NIGHT I DREAMED...

installation: sexuality of objects, 2010



Project
commissioned by Vienna Design Week

Design
Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann and Veronika Ritzer

Photography
Georg Milde

Producer
single pieces

Material
various

'last night I dreamed...' is a design installation by Patrycja Domanska, Veronika Ritzer and Felix Gieselmann set up for the Vienna Design Week Review Party at the Hotel Triest (Vienna, Austria) in December 2010.

'last night I dreamed...' is an attempt to explore the sexuality of daily objects. The most basic parameters of design like form, dimension, material, surface and combinations of objects trigger very individual associations with people. The designers take these as tools for their experiments, conducted on six pillows arranged on a hotel bed and commented by cryptical sentences that are to further inspire the viewer´s mind. There are no descriptions guiding through in order to still allow for the subjectivity of eroticism and sexuality.



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radograph

RADOGRAPH

shop window design for RADO STORE Vienna, 2011



Project
rado young design award 2011, 2nd prize

Design
Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann

Photography
Rado

Material
plexiglass, print, motors

In their installation RADOGRAPH, Patrycja Domanska and Felix Gieselmann argue with the graphic elements which are used for the representation of time. On three differently big discs, lines, letters and figures are arranged in strictly conceived patterns and are combined by the use of several clear layers. A moiré effect, a play of the perception, originates from rotation of these levels. The duration of the rotations is deciding and adjusted to the graphics, the optical illusion is generated only by them. The factor time becomes therefore the creative instrument. The RADOGRAPH shows the time in form of lines and draws in front of the eye of the viewer new patterns, of which the play of intervals forms the basis. These overlappings illustrate, according to the direction of rotation and the speed, textures, dissolve again or open the view on underneath lying fragments.


Video: watch the movement, see the interview