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Lecture at The Stage: Möbel means mobile…: Space-saving solutions for a moved living


Mobility and urbanity are two of the big issues of our century: Accelerated by the rapid development of mobile devices, we have to be mobile like never before. Nowadays we are able to work from virtually any location in the world; At the same time we migrate to the big cities, which causes narrowness and increasing costs in urban living. This development, in addition to the ever growing online business has a major impact on the market situation: Traditional voluminous furniture such as bookshelves or desks will disappear from the market and are replaced by new typologies adapted to our digital and nomadic life. In his lecture, the designer Michael Hilgers describes this trends and shown practicable solutions.


After finishing an apprenticeship as cabinetmaker and graduating in architecture, Michael Hilgers set up his Berlin based agency for interior and product design iidee in 2001: Beside interior design projects for international lifestyle labels Hilgers is specialized in discovering previously unfilled product niches and implementing innovative design solutions. His own label which is focused on balcony- and space saving products is well known for innovative urban gardening archetypes. Hilgers space saving desks flatmate, flatframe and HIDEsk (2014) were awarded with the “Interior innovation award”.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, 16-1-2014, at The Stage, hall 2.2, at 2.45 p.m.

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