OFF PLATE. temporary restaurant for the future of dining

off plate is a newly formed temporary restaurant collective that aims to portray how & what cuisine will look like in 2050, respective to the FAO report focused on transforming food & agriculture to reach the SDGs. We invited people to partake in one of four delectable evenings, scheduled during imm cologne 2020. The evening menus had been especially curated to fuse German & international cuisines with local & seasonal ingredients, in various dietary styles – flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan.

Invited chefs prepared their evening’s courses on the TSL Kitchen (a Tanita Klein design), along with paired wine & cocktail selections, devised by ebb&flow wine, all served on tap. Wine tapped fresh into the glass from Weingut Hamm (Oestrich-Winkel, Rheingau).

Off plate collective is formed by Tanita Klein, Philipp Neveling, Deandra Anderson, Markella Samartzidou & Morgana Hohenstein.

There are more evenings in different cities around Europe to follow.

All pictures taken by Marina Hoppmann.

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pieces which occured during work in progress.

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TSL KITCHEN. powdercoated steel, corian

The TSL system is a kitchen that is moved to the centre of the room in order to adapt to the new requirements of contemporary living. The three kitchen compositions T, S and L exist of 9 different elements that can be composed according to the user’s needs. The central frame construction on which all elements are attached gives the possibility of a multi-sided interaction, opening up the preparation of food to new movements.

The production of the kitchen is supported by Corian and the kitchen appliances by Gaggenau. The concept is among the finalists of this year’s Pure Talents Contest and was exhibited in January 2019. Photos of the kitchen are taken by the talented Marina Hoppmann.

Recently the TSL system has been selected to be subsidised by the Hessen Ideen Stipiendium, a grant by the Ministry for Science and Arts of the federal state Hessen, Germany. The idea will be developed into a business. Stay tuned for the journey beginning in July.

€ on request

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NORM(AL). Powdercoated steel, glass

Norm(al) is inspired by a social housing project in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in the 1920s. Carried by ideas of affordability, modern aesthetic and social utopia this project was to about building new housing situations for the upcoming working class. One of the tools was to work with typification and normed sizes. Normed sizes are based on average human body dimensions, such as body height, arm reach and shoulder height among many others. Norm(al) is a series of objects for the domestic environment which reflect the overlapping of arm reach with different body dimensions. Every object is based on standard production techniques, standard materials and standard components. Using advantages of the idea of standardization the series Norm(al) is translating these values into a new modern aesthetic.

2017 winner einundzwanzig design newcomer award & exhibited at Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan

€ on request

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LASZLO. furniture installation painted wood, polyester

Laszlo is a composition of materials, colours and shapes which provide functions, such as a seat, a table and a storage space. It is the result of a study about a painting by László Moholy-Nagy.

Each element in the painting‘s composition is transformed into a material, 3 dimensional extension and colour. The original thought behind this study is the idea of the new freedom of furniture‘s functionality caused by the disappearing of physical objects in the living space through nowadays digitalisation.

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QG 10-15 zinc-plated perforated steel

As young designers you are always taught to reinvent the world instead of using what is already there and work with it.

The industry provides a huge catalogue of normed elements. Combining these elements, like materials, attachments and processing techniques you can create endless results

QG 10-15 uses a perforated steel with its name giving norm. 3 pieces are bent in a U shape, put together with DIN 933 screws and afterwards yellow zinc plated for its durability.

This project was created in collaboration with Andrew Grincell and exhibited during Dutch Design Week 2017 in the trendsetting exhibition format Hardcore.

€ on request

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ATACAMA. plywood

The cabinet is inspired by a place called Chuquicamata in the Atacama desert in Chile.

It is the biggest open copper mine on earth which appears as a manmade beauty itself in the middle of a flat desert.

Fascinated by the layers which are basically created by digging deeper and deeper into the ground of the desert I translated this aesthetic language into the function of a cabinet‘s hinge.

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DWA tray table. oak wood

At first glance, dwa seems to be an ordinary small table that would be placed next to a chair or in front of your sofa. However, the table top (plateau) can be separated from a part of its feet to bring it to the kitchen in order to store dishes, for example.
The dwa table consists of 2 dependent parts: the feet (base) and the combination of the table top + one foot. The two parts fit together perfectly and when not in use, the table dwa seems to be one.

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IDAHO. ash wood

IDAHO started with questioning the meaning of inspiration. The project is about the randomness of seeking. By dropping randomly into a place with Google Earth, Idaho in the USA has been the starting point. Its landscape is marked by huge crop circles, which are the result of the irrigation system being used there.

Fascinated by this mechanism the research was developed into a floor sliding system. This floor sliding system offers to slide furniture elements on it and indicates movements happening within a space. It consists out of two different tiles, which can be arranged in different variations. The arrangement of the tiles becomes a floor plan that not only guides the movement of furniture but also people within this space.

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A COLLECTION. latex, stone, textile, rubber, glass, leather

doorstops, candleholders, paperweights, hooks and coasters made from all kinds of materials. ideas are transformed into reality in the least amount of time. a challenge of being intuitive and pragmatic and the same time.

© images evelyn dragan

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