Samsung and RELVĀOKELLERMANN teamed up for the development of Samsung’s new main line build-in Oven. The Infinite Line Dual Cook oven is designed for a better integration within furniture and simultaneously offers an exceptional user experience.

We believe there’s the need to find new ways of innovation, not only centred in technology but more towards culture and behavioural changes in society.
Together with Samsung we had the task design a build-in oven. How does an oven fit into interior architecture nowadays? The fact the kitchen and the living room separation disappeared is a consequence caused by different drivers, like mass urbanization and the lack of space in big cities. Addressing this contemporary issue, we design an oven which fits harmoniously into the living environment. The Dual Cook Steam oven is the highlight of Samsung’s new Infinite Line.

The oven was designed for a better fit within furniture, and therefore within the new surroundings. 
With advances in materials and finishings, furniture became more haptic and matte surfaces are now the most preferred mainly due to their look and feel. It was important to come up with a solution where the perfect clear glass’s reflection would disappear. By reducing the size of the window without compromising the view of the consumer while cooking and adding a satin finish to the door’s surface, it was possible to design an oven which performs exceptionally while in use, but merges with surrounding when not needed.

The other crucial point was the interaction with the appliance. There’s nothing more frustrating than a complicated digital interface when what someone really needs is just to perform a task.
The interaction with the oven should be very intuitive, since appliances are fundamentally tools. Its protruded knob is the center for all actions, supported by a matte touch screen where simple instruction can be followed. 
All interaction points are aligned into a control panel, almost like a cockpit, underlining the area from which a user controls the appliance.

Samsung’s Infinite Line Dual Cook oven have been awarded with the iF Award 2020 and the IDEA Award 2020 in Bronze.

The Samsung Infinite Line will be available across European Countries.
For more information visit your local Samsung website or contact your local Samsung Reseller.


White Stripe is a vertical light beam designed to enphasize details on interior architecture.
This product was developed as a comission on the occasion of the Kunstverein München Jahresgaben 2019 and will be available for purchase directly at the event.

The annual Jahresgaben dates back to the founding of Kunstverein München in 1823, when members received a print each year as part of their membership. Over time, Jahresgaben developed into a group exhibition of work by Munich-based artists and graduates of the Munich Academy. It’s the only moment when the Kunstverein sells artwork and, while the exhibition is open to the public, only our members can purchase the works.

Jahresgaben is an important moment for the Kunstverein, to bring the local contemporary art scene together in Munich, to see and discuss their work, and for our members to support that scene, while also benefiting from the chance to purchase artworks at special prices. As always, 50% of each sale directly supports the artist, 45% supports the Kunstverein, and the remaining 5% goes towards social insurance for artists.

Milled and Anodised Aluminium,
Light: LED
240 x 65 mm
Series: 1/10

Kunstverein München
e.V.Galeriestraße 4 (Am Hofgarten) 80539 Munich
7. – 15. December 2019
Open daily: 12:00 –18:00
Opening: 6. December, 19:00

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Inspired by a light-weight folding-screen, diptic is a wonderful piece of furniture, at which a screen can be attached. It can be set up anywhere in the room, creating an option for when you cannot fix things to the actual walls.

The screen wall diptic is part of the collection normcore. Normcore contains furniture with a clear and distinct design language that blends into its environment. It is certainly more than suitable for the modern office. However, what is more important: This furniture does not dominate its location. It is laidback, reduced – and fits simply in our time.

Nowadays, furniture is more likely to fall into styling since consumption happens way faster than ever before. The excessive use of design elements associated with styling are now also a common practice amongst office furniture, which in our point of view is a contradiction, regarding the fact office furniture normally should last long.

Appropriating the term “Normcore”, a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious clothing, gumpo’s Normcore collection was designed for planners and architects that consciously choose furniture for their projects that are functional and adapted to contemporary needs, merging naturally into the architecture.

Width – 1801 mm
Depth – 557 mm
Height – 1800 / 2100 mm

Coated panels, either plastic or veneer

Photography by Gerhardt Kellermann
Project Assistance by Florian Giele

Please visit Gumpo for more information.

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These two cooking appliances open up new options for the molekular kitchen and expand the existing gaggenau vario hob series. The Icy Fryer shock freezes food with liquid nitrogen: finger food or desserts can be cooked at lightning speed, with a spectacular show effect. The Vacuum Cooker provides the preparation of meals at low temperatures. Without water or oxygen it retains the vitamins, minerals and the natural consistency of the food.

Liquid nitrogen flows safely into a bowl and can be dosed by using an adjustable switch. The developing vapour is extracted and channelled across a corrugated aluminium tin which serves an additional cooling surface.

The food to be simmered is suspended in the frame between two layers of foil. The frame is placed in the vacuum station to extract the oxygen. Vitamins, minerals and aromatic essences are locked in. When the VC450 is activated, the glass frame rises to the level of the food to be simmered and fills with water.

This study is a result of the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 and was done in collaboration with Dominique Beolet.


In this concept for the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 we used all advantages of the induction technology and in what was then the current evolution in the interface technology. Induction hobs are almost as fast as gas stoves and a lot more saver, because the cooking plate doesn’t get that hot. But induction fields still have been developed with the same old layout of regular cooking fields, “four” round dots.

This concept uses instead of four big induction coils a collection of small ones.  The position, size and shape of a pot is recognized by sensors and only the coils which are needed become activated. If the pot is moved, other coils get activated. No energy is lost, because only the way of the electricity has to change to generate the magnetic field on another position. You can relocate the pot while cooking and change the temperature with a interactive touch interface.


This study is a result of the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 and was done in collaboration with Dominique Beolet.


The MUJI project was a case study project of working for one of the most unique and intriguing companies in the design world. A brand that started as a local Japanese phenomenon and thanks to a unique vision on Production, market, identity etc… grew to be come a universal brand and an icon in the design world. The project was defined as a ‘case study’ project, meaning that it was self made and was not done with a commitment to/from MUJI (except for supplying basic support information) This detachment from the company was deliberate and aimed at giving the students more freedom in the work ‘with’ the company together with a more critical and honest view on their ‘client’. The original aim of the project was to create the imaginary product range of (Muji Deutschland) Looking at MUJI as a Japanese brand that became universal, the students were to design the ‘German collection’ of MUJI. In the same way that MUJI offers general universal items mixed with more ‘Japanese items’, the aim was to adapt local (German) heritage and items into becoming universal Muji items. This project looks at MUJI as a universal brand and tries to see if a part of its future development could be to ‘localise’ , to have different ‘cultural items’ from different places, enriching its collection and widening MUJI’s cultural exchange through its objects.

A shower and kitchen radio, inspired by the muji’s wooden brush. The radio consists of a waterproof body with build in speaker and features intuitive tuning and volume control. The product is a new interpretation of media and entertainment usage within our environment. In Europe a lot of people turn on the radio for their morning shower or when cooking in the evening.

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Fan is commission free project we worked on some years ago. For us it was quite important to see and test how far we can go to reduce an object and keep it’s optimal function at the same time. After studing the main technical components, their specifications and manufacturing techniques,
we started to work on a new solution.

We defined the main usage and functions to be able to optimize the height and remove the tilting feature while keeping the 180° pan option. A capacitive touch switch allows you to increase or decrease the fan speed by simply swiping your fingers along the fan neck. A cable warp was added to the bottom part of the base. The parting seams are developed to be almost invivible by covered parts.

In the end we tried to reduce the fan to the necessary and keep the archetype of the product.

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Coffee maker concept for single espressos. If there are small capsules enabling one espresso at a time, why not an espresso machine / tool which communicates the same?

The usage and function is reduced to this purpose, there are no double- or single-buttons, no trash bin for capsules, space for big cups or extras. Take a capsule, place it into the lid, turn it manually into the classical bayonet catch and 25ml water will dissolve the 5mg into your espresso.

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Illuminated bollard with elongated hole which inner surface
contains multiple LED lights. The variable control of the light
offers a diversity of appearance and applications for the cityscape.



On Behalf of the Magazine WitschaftsWoche, three international Design Teams were asked to create new logistics, attractive interiors and contemporary facilities for the railway of the future. By definition, an ADD-ON is an optional module which is expanding an existing hardware, generating new functions. It can be seen as a backpack which is installed over a certain platform and can be removed or replaced at anytime. Adding, but without compromising the basic usage of the platform in question.

ADD-ONS are a simple, fast and economic approach for the upgrade and modernization of existing trains. Only by long periods of operation, trains duch as the Ice Velaro become economical for companies. That’s why new developments and investments in future train models are rare. With the example of the Velaro individual options, called ADD-ONS, are presented in the following project. They allow passangers a modern and attractive train journey without the need of high investment costs and effort on the part of the transportation company.

The newest generation of trains have to forsee changes is society before, and offer solutions for the next decades. But who can estimate how the European Economy and Transportation will change in the next ten to twenty years for modern travelers? When the Velaro was developed, the producer created a modular system. This complex system offers a kind of flexibility. But it’s not serving the travelers, it serves the producer. It’s a technical system, which can be adapted to different railway frameworks. Because of this system, the velaro can react to country specific requirements like rail width, different signal systems or other diverse technical specifications. So the Velaro can be operated in Spain as state-train (RENFE), in Russia as SAPSAN, in Turkey as Velaro TR or in China as CRH3. The user, in our case the traveler, has not that many benefits. He has to sit in a twenty year olf train, is fighting with his smartphone to find a network, is fighting with his neightbor for a electric plug or is searching for a proper and comforable position to have a small nap after a long working day.

Numerous services of the Deutsche Bahn like a smartphone app, revised card machines, bahncard offers, a own Bahn Magazine, Online-Tickets or selected menu offers by famouse cooks, are already in use. We are talking here about services, but there was no change or improvement in the “hardware” so far. Because this is expensive, the trains haven’t be developed to adapt to changes in the interior.

The concept of ADD-ONS consists of individual elements. They are build/added onto trains or their interior. They offer targeted solutions without the need of large investesments and intense developments. The ADD-ONS can react quickly to the rapid development in passenger transport, their problems and requirements. We limited our work to three examples, suggestions resp. ADD-ONS for three observations. From small ones like a head-rest to a capacitive recharger for electronics to a complete waggon. The obeservations are divided into three themes: Resting and Sleeping, Working and Entertainment and Rail travel as an experiance.



OBSERVATION – resting and sleeping

While traveling by train, there are certain possibilities to occupy yourself. One of the most common is sleeping. Current trains make it quite difficult to find a pleasing position for this “task”. The current blue pillows, with their white “napkin” should suggest a pleasant and clean comfort. But reality is quite different. They are way to flat, stiff and don’t look clean. They could also be just a print on the seat and it wouldn’t make a difference. It’s really hard to find a reason for this object. So the first ADD-ON we suggest is a adjustable neck restm made out of flexible rubber, produced via RIM-molding. It would be easy to clean and the production technique gives the opportunity to insert a simple adjusting mechanism. The neckrest would be mounted on the existing chair and with the adjustable “ears” it provides a certain privacy when collapsed.

OBSERVATION – working and entertainment

If your seat neighbour is not sleeping, he is definately typing and swiping on one of his smartphone, tablet, phablet, kindle or laptop. These devices need to be recharged, the problem: There are way to less power supplies and if you find one, you should be the lucky one not to forget the recharger when you leave the train. Meanwhile more and more devices support induction recharging. Starbucks is working on a integration on wireless induction recharging stations in their coffe tables. Apple introduced with the Apple Watch induction recharging for their next devices. Ikea launched a induction recharging system for home use. There is this tiny little detail in the folding table, we mean this round embossment in the surface. It’s made for plastic cups and Coke tins. While they have served their usage their raison d’être has been replaced by mainly closed PET bottles. Why not changing or updating this detail of the folding table? The ADD-ON would be a capacitive charging unit. A imprinted surface or colored insert would serve as indicator for the charging position. When a device is placed on this position, the recharging process starts.

OBSERVATION – rail travel as an experiance

As soon as you enter a speed-tain like the Velaro, you find yourself in a surreal atmosphere, which seems hermetically sealed. Narrow passaged are transforming the train into a sitting-tube. A air conditioning system provides artificial, clean, fresh air and you rush up silently to 300 km/h through the landscape. The relation or feeling for the journey is lost and a look through the window seems like a boring and abstract movie. If you don’t sleep or look at one of your devices, not that much remains to do. To leave this boredom and surreal world, we suggest our last ADD-ON. A fresh air and panorama compartment could help. Big windows, road noise and a circulating fresh air stream conveys the reference to the outside. The train travel becomes an experiance. Ventilation slots in the bottom of the side wals provide air circulation. Large windows counteract the constricting tunnel effect of the seat compartments. Mirrored doors increase the spatial effect of the compartments. Temporary standing seats are used for a short stay.