25 November 2011


Me and Patricia of PYG are in Brussels today to deliver a speech at the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT about designmetropole aachen and our blind date project. Quite excited.

09 November 2011

04 November 2011

FAB store

Our first official FAB project, FASHIONCLASH, Mode Museum Hasselt and Designmetropole Aachen.

30 October 2011

designmetropole aachen has unidentified splinter group

Redesign Aachen Fraktion did an awesome job kidnapping the flags of aachen's world class LudwigForum museum for international modern art and replacing them with IKEA flags.

08 October 2011

in one piece

Last night I was invited to participate in this cool networking event. Invitees are asked to present themselves with one piece, hence the name. I showed my SUICIDE BRACELET. Open to the interested public. A great evening. We decided to bring the event to Aachen soon!

blind date 2, event for matching people

IT WORKS. Our second event to connect creatives with industrialists, researchers, politicians and people from public administration was a great success.
Here are some impressions of participants awaiting the event and the actual speed dating in pitch dark:

BLICKFANG vienna is coming up

BLICKFANG is the established name for design shopping bliss. this time again in vienna at MAK. This is THE oportunity to buy directly from the designer.

Also there with me: PYG, Sascha Bogner, SCHARP INC. Clara Scharping, KONSTRUKTORDESIGN by Til Hennen and 1stern-design.

20 August 2011

walking westwall

12 of us plus designer and artist friends from belgium, rumania and the netherland did an art performance as part of the city of Aachen's across the borders festival. The Walking Siegfried Line. Luckily overcome in minutes by the Allies, the Westwall is one of the most obscure WW II borders. It's a very visual and physical barrier, but on foot you can walk through it without hesitation. We'll make it block the city's shopping streets. It's all about barriers in our heads.

For press and photos go to our designmetropole aachen blog.

11 July 2011

blind date - an event concept for matching people

Lately me and Patricia of designmetropole aachen have been busy developing a concept for Gründerzentrum Kulturwirtschaft: A series of events to match creatives with industrials, researchers and public authorities.
In pitch dark.
No status symbols, no powerplay gestures. Just your voice. Direct. Personal. And listen well!
We believe in sympathetic interpersonal contacts. They last longer and are more profound than pure target oriented biz meets.

Tonight's the night for blind date #1. Here's a first impression:

15 June 2011

PECHA KUCHA Maastricht visits Aachen

Patricia Graf and me of designmetropole aachen are organizing the first PechaKucha Night ever here in Aachen. Together with PechaKucha Maastricht and Wirtschaftsförderung Aachen.
Me and Patricia will also be the show hosts.

20 slides x 20 seconds each.
20 JUNE 2011.
SPACE Ludwig Forum.
13 speakers. 13 projects and visions on culture and creativity.

13 May 2011

PRESS clippings on i_beta and TURBO 3000 DESIGN SUPERMARKET

13 MAY 2011 we're on L1, Limburg's TV station:

KLENKES mag JUNE 2011 edition, and online:

12 May 2011


As part of i_beta convention in Heerlen (NL) we set up 2-day design shop featuring 30 fresh young designers from B, NL and D. 12 + 13 MAY 2011.

click the pic for more info

07 May 2011

teaching design at FH Aachen

I am teaching at FH Aachen. Industrial design for mechanical engineering master students. Summer semester 2011.

24 March 2011

ROSEY & LACEY featured in BLONDE (D)

better late than never.
ROSEY broche & LADY DE LACEY bracelet featured in BLONDE 03.2010 issue.

12 March 2011

fresh catwalk video

My PEARLY and ROSEY collections are on the catwalk at one of Germany's leading fashion trade shows CPD SIGNATURES in Düsseldorf Germany.

SUN 6 FEB 17:30h    MON 7 FEB 14:30h    TUE 8 FEB 14:30h
on the catwalk, event area hall 13.

PYG is featured as well, different schedule, same catwalk.

08 March 2011

BLICKFANG Stuttgart coming up

BLICKFANG is the established name for design shopping bliss. after vienna and zürich again in stuttgart. this is THE oportunity to buy directly from the designer.

booth 4.25. also there with me: PYG, Sascha Bogner and Peter Freund.

12 January 2011

inhorgenta 2011

I am quite excited:
my brand new collections are in the making, they will have their outing at
inhorgenta europe 2011 in Munich.

Hall C2 booth 421
25 - 29 FEB 2011, FRI - SUN 9 - 18h, MON 9 - 17h

11 January 2011

We have a new coworking space at Aachen City Office

Soft + white + 2m² in size + it's at Aachen's City Office for Cultural Affairs.

Opening hours Mon - Fri 12:00 - 12:05 h, Mozartstrasse 2-10, D-52064 Aachen

09 January 2011

I am a suspect

Me and six more members of designmetropole aachen are under surveillance.
Part of PASSAGEN during Interior Design Week Köln imm cologne.
17 - 23 JAN 2011