Werner Aisslinger delights in making use of the latest technologies and has helped to introduce new materials and techniques to the world of product design. His work is exhibited in the permanent collections of international museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the French Fonds National d´Art Contemporain in Paris, the Museum Neue Sammlung in Munich, and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil, Germany.
Aisslinger designed the collection for a German brand called Piure, a furniture company that allows buyers to customize the products online.
The structure of these sideboards and cabinets is always the same: a thin metal frame made of aluminium segments. The it has large panels of semi-transparent materials, including the tinted glass.
“You have to design the furniture in a way that it can be adjusted to clients as the customer wishes,” explains Aisslinger, “but you have to design it in a way that the object or system is easy to assemble.”
“Most storage furniture is made of pieces of wood, like they are boxes made of boards,” he continues. “The idea is to get rid of the boards of wood or whatever it is and to try and produce open structures, which can be filled with different materials”.