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The Stage: Stefan Heiliger about the impact of social trends on the design of seating furnitur

© Stefan Heiliger
© Stefan Heiliger

How are lifestyle changes reflected in the design of seating furniture? How is user behaviour changing? And what does design offer to respond to this transformation process? Based on a showcase of different products designed by Professor Stefan Heiliger, this talk reveals how constantly changing social trends enter the design of seating furniture and influence it, resulting in innovative seating furniture – innovative in both form and function.

© Stefan Heiliger
© Stefan Heiliger
Stefan Heiliger has made the seat the central focus of his creative thought. His designs are characterised by the highest possible level of comfort translated into a sculptural and expressive vocabulary of form. His work starts with the design sketch and spans the process from small-scale models to the construction of fully functional 1:1 prototypes – whenever changes in function are being designed. Stefan Heiliger Design was founded in 1978 and collaborates internationally with many renowned furniture manufacturers. Its pioneering prototypes can be found in collections, including the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt.

Lecture: Between Sitting and Lying: extended Forms of use as an Inspiration Propelling Design
Speaker: Dr. Stefan Heiliger, Heiliger Design
Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2016
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1, D002

The complete programme you will find here.