typographic furniture by FH D students typographic furniture by FH D students
jan 21, 2013

typographic furniture by FH D students

selection of the ‘typo moebel’ pieces


first year communication design students at the at the university of applied science in düsseldorf developed typographic furniture as an exploration of three-dimensional letter forms.


‘in typography we deal with questions of readability and artistic expression. the same, often opposed aspects are much more obvious in furniture design. our ass tells us which type of chair feels comfortable and our eyes what looks exciting. each student build one letter of the alphabet as a more or less functional piece of furniture or household item.’


‘beside the exploration of letter shapes it was important to explore the college workshops and different production processes. all too often typography is reduced to the screen and printed paper. the course project was followed by a small exhibition of the complete furniture alphabet in a düsseldorf gallery.’ – holger jacobs, communications design teacher at at FH D


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poster for the ‘typo moebel’ exhibition by alexander mainusch 




by alexander kahl



left: by heidi lauright: by min kyung



by viviane vollack



by viviane vollack



 by axel mohr


by hagen reiling


by marcel schindler


by anna wibbeke


by leonie vogel 



left: thanh thao tranright: alexander kahl


view of the exhibition

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