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Butternutten AG is a Karlsruhe / Marrakesh based design studio run by Oliver-Selim Boualam and Lukas Marstaller. We describe our practice as Super Design Service. See some ↳Work
Studio Karlsruhe:It's always sunny in Karlsruhe – that's why we live and work here. We like going to the surrounding lakes, having lunch at ↳Yangda or grab some drinks at the ↳Auerhahn.Lorenzstrasse 1576135 KarlsruheGermany
Oli + Luki on a chair and our lovely Mercedes
Studio Marrakesh:Every Autumn we spend some months in our studio in beautiful Marrakesh. Last year we built a fountain on our 2 hectare property to have fresh water all day.Sidi Abbad 4Appt 4 Lot 340000 MarrakeshMorocco
Our Palmeraie and our neighbour's camel Hassan
The studio is located in the Sidi Abbad district in the north of Marrakesh. Our Palmeraie with olive and lemontrees is out of town and a good place to relax.
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Upcoming:● Touch Deeper at Lothringer13, Munich (Dec 2016)● Lecture at Kunsthochschule Kassel (19 Jan 2017)● Two month residency at Villa Lena, Tuscany (Jul – Sep 2017)
Current:● Spielerei at SCHUNCK* Museum, Heerlen NL (28 Aug – 27 Nov)● kkaarrlls at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden GER (until Mar 2017)
Past:2016● Two weeks residency at LOTTE, Stuttgart (Nov 2016)● Prospect Hirschberg, Mannheim (24 Sep – 30 Oct)● Vitra Design Museum Gallery GER, BLESS Nº56 Worker’s Delight (10 June – 9 Oct)● Design Parade 11 at Villa Noailles, Hyères FR (1 July – 25 Sept)● 100 Beste Plakate at Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung, Bremen GER (June 5 – Sept 4)● LOTTE Land of the Temporary Eternity (14 May 2016)● Salone del Mobile Milano (ITA)● Museum für angewandte Kunst Wien (AT)● imm Cologne (Pure Talents)2015● ARD Hörspieltage, ZKM Karlsruhe● imm Cologne● Book Fair Frankfurt (The Best German Book Design 2015)● Neues Museum für Kunst, Nürnberg● Weltformat 15 Plakatfestival, Luzern (CH)● Quartier Général, Biel (CH)● Kulturforum, Berlin● Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen● Kioßk am Rheinhafen, Karlsruhe
2014● Salone del Mobile Milano (ITA)● Beyond 3D-Symposium, ZKM Karlsruhe● High Tide, Altes Volksbad Mannheim● Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen● Architekturschaufenster, Karlsruhe
2013● Oh Tannenbaum, HfG Karlsruhe● Sommerloch, HfG Karlsruhe● ● ●
Work (Last Updated: March 2016)
Work Life Balance FamilyA series of seating objects. Each Stool has a characteristic feature that requires the user to balance during sitting. The family includes the Head Chair, the Cork Chairs and the Toilet Chair. Shown at Worker’s Delight for Vitra Design Gallery together with BLESS. Collaboration with Kvadrat and Amorim.
different materials, different sizes2016
Ping Pong PlaygroundPLAY is a pingpong table. The playground is defined by colour patterns. Its first edition was shown at Projektraum LOTTE in Stuttgart. Ping Pong Playground is a collaboration with Louis Kohlmann (Projektraum LOTTE).
274cm x 152cm x 76cm2016
As High As BestA stainless steel tube bent into an angled U shape, powder coated in asbest-black, with a cable through it, As High As Best adapts the custom of improvised seating in a public space to form a precise and dynamic shape. Considering the regulations for materials and structures in locations where people stay temporarily (bus stops, playgrounds, train stations), the swing design switches the relationship between function and standard. As High As Best is part of our Kioßk project.
80cm x 50cm x 3cm20152nd place at PURE TALENTS Contest 2016, imm ColognePart of Design Parade 11 at Villa Noailles
Putt Putt Persian 1Minigolf is a sport for everyone. Regardless of age, gender, physical condition or physical challenge, it is a great way to build friendships and to exercise, while providing an opportunity for personal challenge and growth.
Putt Putt Persian is a series of minigolf courses made out of real handknotted persian carpets. PPP1 (Putt Putt Persian 1) its first edition and was shown at UND #8 in Karlsruhe.
240cm x 90cm x 20cm2015Part of Design Parade 11 at Villa Noailles
TWOTWO is a table. Circle and square, two primary shapes, are bent in a 90° angle across their symmetry axes and positioned on top of each other. The arrangement of the known seems both time-tested and new. The square basis provides stability. The circle hides and builds the tabletop. Units in several colors allow for modular variation. The combination of two make for a flat circular tabletop.
45cm x 45cm x 23cm20162nd place at PURE TALENTS Contest 2016, imm CologneTWO is part of the Villa Noailles Collection
KioßkKioßk adopts the concept of the temporary alternative space: an art venue in a (typically disused) urban location that offers new possibilities for art and culture. But the stage on which Kioßk's experiments are presented is not the inside of the building, but rather the black-painted sculptural form of its architecture. Its exterior surfaces constitute a changeable display for exhibitions, installations, and events, calling the very function of exhibition spaces into question. Its position between industrial and red-light districts turns it into a mediator. The exterior space is defined by 16 swings (As High As Best) that are affixed to the edges of the building's roof, presenting an opportunity to stay and play a while. Inside, visitors are greeted by shelves stocked like those of a conventional newsstand – with the difference that the standard offerings have been infiltrated by design products.
re-opens in summer 2016
STHLSTHL is the minimal chair. Two wooden sticks and rubber. STHL reduces sitting to a minimum without neglecting its function, both in regard to its design and handling. It provides comfortable support to relieve the leg muscles, for example during lectures or exhibitions, while still requiring a certain amount of movement. Due to its lightness STHL is highly mobile.
80cm x 50cm x 4cm2014edited by kkaarrlls
KEYKEY is a set consisting of two inflatables: a key and a starter lock. The shape is based on an original Renault Twingo key.
420cm x 140cm x 100cm160cm x 160cm x 60cm2015
Garten der ReligionenAs part of the festivities surrounding Karlsruhe's 300 year anniversary, the "Garten der Religionen" (Garden of Religions) was opened on November 24th, 2015. We designed 30 lasercut corten-steel plates reproducing quotes from five world religions which structure the garden's architecture. This project was carried out in cooperation with Helleckes Landschaftsarchitektur.
2015Thanks to Dinamo.us (Grow)
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High TidePoster and Corporate Identity for the exhibition "High Tide – Neue Medienkunst im Alten Volksbad". It was curated by Max Negrelli and part of the "Lichtmeile 2014" festival in Mannheim (Germany). For the poster, we developed a method for corrugating the screen printed glossy material to give it an appearance of waves. It was selected as one of the "100 beste Plakate 14" (100 Best Posters 14).
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