Form Or Function: Critical Objects

These beautiful structures by Till Wiedeck of Berlin-based design studio HelloMe challenge the nature of functional, furniture design.

These beautiful structures by Till Wiedeck of Berlin-based design studio HelloMe challenge the nature of functional, furniture design.

Falling somewhere between furniture and fine art, Wiedeck’s “Critical Objects” have been made using wood concrete, steel, and marble, all in bright and playful colors. At first glance, the objects are reminiscent of contemporary and everyday office furniture, such as tables and storage shelving, but a closer look reveals the items as non-functioning, instantly warping and distorting the viewer’s perception of the object they first saw.

“You see something with four legs and a surface, your mind tells you it is a table, because you learned it is a table. ‘Critical Objects’ challenges the perception of the initial disposition to the object by altering the context of the subject,” explains Wiedeck.

Click here to read more about the “Critical Objects” project, which is also on display at the Marsano Florists Pop-Up store in Berlin until December 12. – Samantha Fox

Form Or Function: Critical Objects

Please fill the required fields

Subscribe to WGSN

Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.

Related stories

Matthew Deutscher Instagram
The Pantone-inspired Instagram you have to see

BERLIN: Bosco - three reasons to definitely visit this restaurant

Tate Sensorium: What it feels like to smell, taste and hear a painting


Carol Milne
Knitting with glass: The incredible work of Carol Milne

Selvedge Run - Berlin's Heritage Trade Show

Redesigning plants: Five food ideas for the future

BERLIN: The Proposal B&B

Forget perfection - laid-back, honest living is what's on trend now

On Screen

Thriftest WGSN
The Thriftist: Five flea market finds (and how I found them)

Denham: New Store Opening in Berlin

10 reasons to join At Mine - the new social network for interiors geniuses

The Blue Yard Opening Night

Caleidoscopio Màgico (AKA the best playground in the world)

BERLIN: Mitte Generator Hostel

Root-to-stem thinking and easy wellness: Two minutes with Sustain The Glow

Prep Dandy

Wallpaper*STORE blends content & commerce with the best of taste

BERLIN: A Tribute to the Big Apple