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Lisa Ertel

Lisa Ertel
Lisa Ertel is a Berlin based artist and designer, holding a Diploma from Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). After graduating she co-founded the open research platform Bio Design Lab for the University. 2020/21 Lisa was an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie. She is part of Studio Πand the collectives Exoterika and Fan, together they realize experiences at the intersection of art and design.
Dune Collection

My Approach

In my work I visualize thoughts around matter and time, guided by observations within our rural and urban surroundings that manifest themselves in everyday objects and architecture. In my practice I seek out the pervasive spirit of a particular place from which I test out rituals of creation, informed by its actants and mysteries.

Recent exhibitions include: Poème Brut at Design Museum Gent (2018), Design Parade 13 at Villa Noailles in Hyeres (2019), FAN N°5 Carousel at Tokonoma in Kassel (2020); Stillleben #apfelundbirne at Meyer Riegger in Karlsruhe (2020);

Spot On: Women Designers in the Collection at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (2021); Multilogue at Mouches Volantes in Cologne (2022)

Dune Collection

Dune Collection

Dune is a family of seating furniture made of solid wood. The Collection is a result of observing how time forms material. The sandblasting technique imitates the forces of nature, removing the soft early wood to reveal the annual rings of the tree.  The dynamic structure created by the interplay of light and shadow makes the individual history of wood visible and tangible. 

The archaic form of Dune is inspired by stone benches called ‚Ruhstein‘. These contemporary witnesses were built in the area around south Germany and France in the 16th century.  Positioned on connecting roads between two trading points the benches provided a place for traders and farmers to rest and put down heavy goods for a while. 

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