«kkaarrlls» is the title of a growing collection of limited-edition objects and prototypes originating from coursework in product design at HfG Karlsruhe. The distinguishing feature of all these lamps, carpets, home accessories and pieces of furniture is that they share an absolutely unprejudiced view of the world of objects. This does not mean that the solutions proposed are absolutely new, but that the main features, e.g. construction, configuration, or materials, are consistently different – which results in a new understanding of the respective product and its original functions.
All of the pieces in the kkaarrlls collection originate from the coursework of young European designers at HfG Karlsruhe. The edition thus understands itself as the view of a young generation of designers, who, in a few years from now, will do key work on the central questions concerning the shaping of the future.
Professors and Lecturers at the Department of Product Design:
Werner Aisslinger (2008/2009)
Volker Albus (since 1994)
Jurgen Bey (2006/2007)
BLESS (Ines Kaag / Desirée Heiss) (since 2006)
Stefan Diez (since 2007)
Sam Hecht (2011/2012)
James Irvine (2005/2006)
Hans Maier-Aichen (since 2002)