Public space has lost significance as a meeting place for conversation. DQE-scholarship holder Herrwolke is showing printed tartan “carpets” that invite people to linger, talk, and play on streets and plazas. “Urban communication prostheses” that mediate between people and urban space.
From his Deutzer Studio, an office, research and development laboratory space for free and applied object design, based in Cologne, the designer investigates the countless possibilities of reuse of found materials and their transformation into objects of everyday use. Besides the design of prototypes for private and public space and the low-volume manufacturing on behalf of customers, Michael Konstantin Wolke designs space, lighting, and interior concepts in cooperation with varying creative talents from different fields of design.