Sebastian Kommer


Sebastian Kommer is a designer raised in the southern part of Germany next to the lake of Constance and the Alps. He studied Industrial Design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. Furthermore, he studied temporarily at the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. After his graduation, he worked for Lukas Wegwerth in Berlin. Back in northern Germany he established his own practice besides doing a Master at the HFBK Hamburg (Class: Open Design by Konstantin Grcic) and working as temporary lecture at the Muthesius University.

PUR_PA_04 shows my exploration with the topic of occasional furniture. What is a proper occasional furniture? What qualities should it have? What possibilities does it offer to me? The result is an object with a central column, the two wooden elements on the sides can be freely arranged in height and orientation. A object that can be adjusted according to placement and function we have in our private space. At the same time, my aim was to create a special piece that would stimulate the imagination. The shape and mirror-like geometry of this particular piece of poplar burl brings up the association of wings for me. Through the aluminium construction and the division of the wood in the middle, I wanted to enhance and underline this effect.