Milano, Salone Satellite :: German designer Karoline Fesser is one of 11 designers selected by the Milan Rinascente, Design Supermarket exhibition,
German designer Karoline Fesser is one of 11 designers that has been selected by the Milan Rinascente department store from about 700 participants at this year’s Salone Satellite, for its Design Supermarket exhibition.
Fesser is represented with The Sample Avenue, a collection of glass pieces developed for the Objects for the Neighbor group exhibition, earlier this year in Cologne. Polish by birth, Fesser was raised in Weilerswist, a village close to Cologne where she still lives and works. She studied product design at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, and worked as a writer and designer with the Dutch furniture company Leolux, for whom she developed the Woonling furniture collection, Form magazine, and the Dutch designer Ineke Hans. Since 2012 she works as an independent designer. She describes herself as ‘an explorer’: “Mostly my concepts are the consequence of a theoretical dispute”. The name and forms of her Sample Avenue collection relate to the image of an imaginary street: “ Glass pieces are stacked onto each other and separated by wooden bowls, each building a small architecture. They vary by the amount of their story’s and their color shades, and are inhabited by the most diverse characters. Whlle the young woman in house number 101 appears to be minded and curious, the couple in 103 seems silent and mysterious and the big family in 105 appears to be loud and on the spot. To each of the next-door houses I devoted a small architecture in which the inhabitants can keep their personal belongings”. The Design Supermarket exhibition runs through December 25. (mb)http://www.rinascente.it/