Travel treasures: Werner Aisslinger’s “Home of the Future” in Berlin

Posted By Gudy Herder / June 3, 2013 / 4 Comments

When attending The Hive last weekend, I spent some extra time in Berlin and visited the Werner Aisslinger exhibit Home of the Future. I knew him as a furniture designer, have admired his Loftcube (who doesn’t?), his last design for Moroso, the Bikini Island in Milan (min.1:05-08) later in April, but didn’t know his many facets in the field of industrial design and architecture.

Das Haus am Waldsee which is a place for art and culture and famous for its changing exhibitions, has devoted all its attention to Aisslinger being this his first exhibition ever in an institution. I have loved the house itself as much as Aisslinger’s work. The surroundings and the lake behind are so beautiful.

Werner Aisslinger Home of the Future | Eclectic Trends

Aisslinger has fitted the house with a patchwork dress made of high-end furniture fabrics and parked his sports car right in front of it. He brings up the question of how we will live and work tomorrow.

Werner Aisslinger facade | Eclectic Trends

Today’s patchwork families have different demands than communities of the past and this also affects their habitats. At the same time, new materials and trends have emerged and are being used in the car industry and the life sciences.

Werner Aisslinger Porsche | Eclectic Trends

In this exhibition, he answers to questions of how we will cook, communicate, rest, work and think tomorrow.

Werner Aisslinger kitchen | Eclectic Trends

This kitchen laboratory is designed as a site of food production or kitchen farming. Food is produced instead of processed, mushrooms are harvested from coffee grounds and fish excrement fertilizes a vegetable garden – all of it in a greenhouse-like shelf biotope.

Werner Aisslinger chair farm | Eclectic Trends

After the removal of the metal corset, an unique chair that has been growing steadily inside, is been revealed at this chair farm. Looks a bit Sci Fi, right? But I’d love the idea of growing a chair myself. And a table. And a stool. How about a bench?

Werner Aisslinger bedding | Eclectic Trends

And what about these honeycombs landscape as a place designed as a hide-away and mind reset? Most of the time, his objects emerge from a displacement or transfer of materials and worked out by hand, before it is eventually passed into serial production. He might do the honey comb spaces a little smaller though:-)

Werner Aisslinger bath room | Eclectic Trends (1)

Water resistant textiles catch mist and convey a new sense of bathroom culture. I have never seen such an airy bathing space. You?

Werner Aisslinger bath | Eclectic Trends

Biological structures, sustainability and practical aspects are key in his “Home of the Future”. I have been quite impressed, I thought it was beautiful and will leave you with some expressions from his loftcube, the park and beautiful lake at the back side (going back to the present:-)

Werner Aisslinger park | Eclectic Trends

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4 Comments

  • June 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Oh wow, what a brilliant exhibit! Love how un-tech it looks, very organic and “almost” handmade. The dress of the house and car are amazing too. Thanks for taking us along on your visit, Gudy!

    • Gudy
      June 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Your market story and this would make a nice (and pretty short) Berlin guide, right?

  • Tina@FlyingHouse
    June 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    wow! That is seriously just way too cool!!

    • Gudy
      June 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Tina! I know, it looks a bit sci-fi but it was very inspiring.

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