STUDIO KUHLMANN, an interdisciplinary design studio launched by Hannah Kuhlmann in 2017. With a pinch of humour, she creates unique and limited-edition design objects from her atelier in Cologne, Germany.
Her work is a study of sculptures, playing with the balance between design objects and conceptual sculptures. Known for her signature tubular stainless steel light fixtures and objects, forms are combined again and again to form new ones and mime an evolution from one object to the next.
Her work embraces the naturally occurring deformations of the tubes that occur during free welding, thus criticising the process of industrial production. Each sculpture becomes a unique piece through this process, because even when the forms returns, a natural deformation remains.