BETWEEN FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE DESIGN AND FREE OBJECT ART
Christof Lungwitz is the son of a sculptor, and was an interior architect in his first life. He has taught model-making at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. The boundaries between functional furniture design and fine sculpture merge in his work – a fusion of artistry and craftsmanship. As a designer, Lungwitz creates a balancing act between fine and applied art. In addition to their original function, his containers develop their own life and stand for themselves in their aesthetic and sculptural quality. “Everyone can decide for themselves how to view my pieces – whether as purely functional, representative, or something further…” explains the versatile designer and artist. Geometric severity tempers flowing softness. The poetic titles of his pieces emerge intuitively in the work process. And so Lungwitz’s objects convey their puristic aura in the concentration on the essentials. Shape that fulfills its purpose. It is the result of a radical reduction and concentration of creative means.