In recent years, Berlin has become a hotspot for young furniture designers, with small companies and solo designers all setting up shop. Furniture galleries, meanwhile, are harder to come by. Starting tomorrow (02.12.2022), this is changing – at least temporarily – with the opening of the first Foul Play. Half exhibition, half concept store, this event from photographer Frank Wang, FluxGeist and Plusminus Studio is set to take place every six months. Each temporary show brings together five different objects that blur the lines between sculpture, performance and design. They question material and form in new ways, shunning categories and terms like “classic”. Just in time for the indoor season, the sale includes new objects that you can view and bring home – or at least dream of doing so. The transparent “Megapašcale” shelving unit, for instance, was created by the duo Cainelliklaska in collaboration with graphic designer and artist Mark Bohle and combines lightness and mass in an unusual (and excellent) way. Or there’s the futuristic, iridescent “topo-4” lounge chairs by Studio Kern, inspired by aerospace technology and computer design. Other designers/artists on show include Aleksandr Delev, Frederik Fialin and Nazara Lázaro. Glamorous and unusual, the objects are not just intended to be seen but to be lived with, touched and discussed – providing aesthetic, sensual enjoyment and prompting new ways of living.
Text: Yosa Peit / Photos: Studio Kern, Fausto Paz & Fanette Guilloud
Yosa Peit is a music producer, singer and founder of Error Music – don’t delete, a series of experimental sound workshops for girls and non-binary children in Berlin. Her debut album “Phyton” has just been released on Fire Records.
2–11.12.2022, Mon–Sat, 13–18h. Opening: 02.12.2022, 19–22h.