Highlights of 2017

Highlights of 2017

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portal

the 'Portal' Outdoor furniture and lighting collection is a testament to the fusion of style and durability. Each piece, including a side table, coffee table, stool, and chair, is meticulously created to withstand the elements while elevating the aesthetic of your outdoor space. The materials, ranging from durable powder-coated stainless steel to waterproof fabrics and stone-like surfaces, ensure longevity and resilience in any environment.

inspiration

Bodo's signature design language is evident throughout, characterized by a harmonious blend of simplicity and sculptural elegance. The recurring S-shape silhouette and organic forms of each piece radiate timeless sophistication, making a captivating statement in any outdoor setting.

versitility

An innovative aspect of the collection lies in its versatility. The side table, for instance, can effortlessly transform into a stool with the addition of a seating pad.

lighting

These modular lights, whether hung, standing, or used as flat discs, offer flexibility to tailor the outdoor space according to your exact specifications, reflecting your unique style and personality. The versatile flat disk lighting in the 'Portal' collection serves not only as a source of ambient light but also doubles as a practical platform for showcasing your drinks and food during al fresco dining evenings. This innovative feature enhances the functionality of the lighting elements, providing a dual-purpose solution that seamlessly integrates illumination and practicality.

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Loewe Event: Neue Werkstätten, Munich

In June we hosted an event with Loewe at Neue Werkstätten in Munich, in collaboration with prestigious Sammlung Goetz and Architectural Digest Germany.

The collections on show included the bild 9, klang 9 and bild 5, with the televisions screening the exceptional work of the artist Gerwald Rockenschaub.

Land Rover Born Awards

In July we won a Land Rover BORN Award for the bild 9, recognised as the finest example of Bodo’s outstanding work for Loewe.

The Awards are annually hosted by Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, and Jean-Christophe Chopin, the founder of BORN, to recognise exceptional creative achievements in lifestyle design.

Bodo enjoyed a trip to stunning Norway, where the awards were held, to celebrate the success and meet fellow first-class designers.

OLED Campaign

In preparation for IFA in September we created a campaign for our Loewe televisions. Together with photographer Jake Curtis, Studio Small, and set designer Hana Al-sayed, we focussed on the interplay of light and texture to showcase the signature OLED screens.

Bodo’s vision came to life through an arrangement of nostalgic florals, iridescent feathers, richly coloured fruit, translucent berries and objects of crystal and glass.

Bild x Concept launch

IFA in Berlin signalled the launch of our latest concept for Loewe and the re-imagined future of LG’s OLED technology.

The bild x carves a path towards the synergy of superb functionality and seamless aesthetics, illustrating our innovative approach to product design.

Installed at IFA, Berlin, the bild x “radically alter[s] the aesthetic of TV”, bringing futuristic technology and luxury together, as acknowledged by Dezeen.

Deemed one of Wallpaper*’s “electric dreams”, the magazine states that “Loewe has impressed this year” with Bodo’s creative direction, projecting them to the forefront of innovation in home technologies.

The bild x will be available in Summer 2018.

Studio Campaign

In October we created a playful, abstract environment to interact with our products in our studio campaign. Shot by Tom Baker with set design by Lisa Jahovic, the campaign highlighted our tableware, hadron light and bild x.

Loewe Event: LUV Store, Hamburg

Held at LUV Interior Store in Hamburg, a rich and opulent setting surrounded the screens, with material from the OLED Campaign shot by Jake Curtis emphasising their supreme quality and allowing the bild 9 to become a modern painting.

Working with Lisa and Tom again, this time hosting an installation event in Hamburg which displayed a number of our products designed for Loewe.

The event allowed us to broadcast Loewe products to an international design community and strengthen the presence of Bodo Sperlein for Loewe in Germany.

Wallpaper Design Awards 2018 nominee

Most recently, we’re thrilled to be on the shortlist for the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2018 in the category “Best domestic design” for our Loewe bild 9 television. The winners will be announced January 11th.

Looking back at 2017, it has been a remarkable year with multiple product launches and huge success in the international recognition of our designs. Carrying this momentum into the New Year, we are excited to develop our current projects, including unique commissions and emerging partnerships. 2018 will take us on new design journeys and promises our continued innovation in the world of design.