Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland


Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland is an Austrian-Canadian industrial designer based in Vienna. Decoupling objects from their usual areas of use is one of the core aspects of his work. In it, it's not just about creating new products, but rather about re-evaluating existing conventions and responding to changing influences.

The project "Shaping Residue" (2022) is about working with what’s already here. Using industrial residue of the metal-industry as „new“ materials in the "eld of furniture design. By utilizing pre-given structures that are regularly thrown away by companies, the design and shaping process is different: you have to adapt to the previous shapes, tear them out of their context and form them outside of they are meant to be, while still responding to their attributes and advantages and not by seeing them as unusable junk. The rests always coming back allows to plan ahead, and to multiply the outcome.