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MEET THE COMPANY - FUNDAMENTAL FUNDAMENTAL is a Berlin company...

January 05 2018


                             MEET THE COMPANY - FUNDAMENTAL 


FUNDAMENTAL is a Berlin company founded in 2011 by Gunnar Rönsch & Steve Molloy. They previously worked together as architects and have been inspired by the mathematics of the natural world. They created a range of furniture, artwork and accessories that explore the simple patterns from nature, bringing them into the home in an abstract form. 


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1. One word to describe Berlin?
Growth.

2. Day or Night?
Day.

3. Music or silence to design?
Music.

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4. Abstract or Realistic?
The first represents the second.

5. Black & white or colourful?
Colourful.

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6. Handcraft or digital?
Both!

7. Best place to be creative?
Underwater.

8. Your own favourite design?
Rhombus Ceiling Tiles.

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9. Your most tricky one?
It’s also the trickiest, because it’s the hardest to explain.

10. An artist we should follow?
Sol Calero: the materials she uses to suggest a certain place and time that both existed and is a fantasy, that is familiar and exotic in equal measure is a big inspiration for us.

11. Biggest influence in your craft?
Arts and Crafts movement / Deutscher Werkbund, early 20th Cent.

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12. What gave you the willingness to set up this concept of Cafe and Furniture Store?
We wanted to have life and activity next to our products.

13. You’re celebrating your 6th anniversary, do you have important schemes on the way for 2018?
We try to launch a new product every month, except in the last quarter of the year, when we are focused on Christmas, so watch this space.

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14. A last word to describe your work and your team?
Mathematical


https://fundamental.berlin/

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MEET THE DESIGNER TANJA CHRISTIANI Please introduce yourself and...

July 11 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER TANJA CHRISTIANI


Please introduce yourself and your brand!

My name is Tanja Christiani, I’m a Berlin-based fashion designer focusing on womenswear.

After a term abroad at Central Saint Martin’s in London I graduated at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW Berlin) and founded my eponymous label at the end of 2015.

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What or who inspires you the most?

Modern Architecture has always been a big inspiration for me. My graduate collection was inspired by buildings of Mies van der Rohe, Frank O. Gehry and Zaha Hadid, thus when I founded my label I just went on. Usually I just pick some buildings or their layouts, trace parts of it on transparent paper, deconstruct it and put it on the body. I would say architects and their work inspire me the most.

What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

My love for architecture and sculptures which influences the shape, colour and textures of my designs. I deconstruct and distort given forms to merge them into something new. The first sketches of a collection are always quite opulent, with a lot of unnecessary details - for my taste. So I downscale these details until the garments are wearable. Besides wearability, quality, femininity and fit are the most important things in my collections. Clear cuts and feminine silhouettes are made from high-quality fabrics. I renounce the use of fur, leather, silk and wool and everything from sample to the final garment is made in Berlin.

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How you would describe your affinity and your interaction with the materials you used in your collection?

It is important to note that all the fabrics are high quality and vegan. I especially like working with volume, cuts, textures and colors. I love black, it is timeless and goes with everything, that is why I use black in every collection and pair it with other colors from my research and my inspiration.

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Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?

We just shot our Spring/Summer ‘18 collection and in September the Autumn/Winter ‘17 collection “Városkép” will be on sale. In 2017 we want to start to develop and find more stores outside of Berlin to sell our collections.