Collection by Kate Santos

Innovative German Designs We Love

From Bauhaus to the latest automobile designs, a great amount of industrial design and modernism originated in Germany and continues to inspire on a global scale. Here are seven of the latest innovative pieces from modern German designers.

Tilt by German designer Tina Schmid is a morphing object, moving from a flat graphic on the wall to a three-dimensional object. With a simple movement, the image of the cube can be folded downward into a table, the cuboid as a valet on which garments can be hung. Both objects boast an ingenious system of rods with jointed nodes that can be rotated as needed.
Tilt by German designer Tina Schmid is a morphing object, moving from a flat graphic on the wall to a three-dimensional object. With a simple movement, the image of the cube can be folded downward into a table, the cuboid as a valet on which garments can be hung. Both objects boast an ingenious system of rods with jointed nodes that can be rotated as needed.
Munich-based Konstantin Grcic's new Parrish chair (shown in walnut) will be at the center of the Emeco booth this year.
Munich-based Konstantin Grcic's new Parrish chair (shown in walnut) will be at the center of the Emeco booth this year.
The rubber bands can have storage functions and can be used as magazine holders.
The rubber bands can have storage functions and can be used as magazine holders.
Pia Wüstenberg, a German-Finnish designer based in London, created the Stacked Vessels we featured in the magazine, each made from ceramic, glass, and wood. Another project of hers we love is Processed Paper—a series of pendant lamps, table bases, and other pieces crafted from rolled wastepaper that she turns on a woodworker's lathe to create distinctive, marbleized pieces.
Pia Wüstenberg, a German-Finnish designer based in London, created the Stacked Vessels we featured in the magazine, each made from ceramic, glass, and wood. Another project of hers we love is Processed Paper—a series of pendant lamps, table bases, and other pieces crafted from rolled wastepaper that she turns on a woodworker's lathe to create distinctive, marbleized pieces.
The Spiegelau IPA glass (set of two) is available for $24.90 here.
The Spiegelau IPA glass (set of two) is available for $24.90 here.
Felt clock by Sebastian Herkner for Leff Amsterdam.
Felt clock by Sebastian Herkner for Leff Amsterdam.