Valentin Loellmann Tuesday 24 Jul 2012

The collection Fall/Winter consists of stools, benches and tables with different dimensions, functions and structures. 

Although diverse in size and set-up, all pieces are characterized by a similar working process in which mortise-and-tenon joints are used to connect hazel branches to an oak top. A mixture of sawdust and glue is used to fill and round off these connections, resulting in an esthetic, organic form in which no sharp edges remain.

The pieces are burned and treated with wax, after which the top is sanded, polished and treated with oil. The hazel branches, chosen for their strength and straightness, introduce a natural dynamic into the final structure and give each piece a distinct though recognizable character. Each piece is hand-made, marked and numbered.

Valentin Loellmann (1983, Germany) grew up in an environment of shared creativity, sparking an artistic drive at a young age. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (NL), Loellmann set up his own studio in Maastricht, from where he has been working on various collections and commissions, steadily gaining international recognition and a global clientele. Whether perceived as an antiquarian, a dreamer, a wood worker, a designer or an artist, Loellmann continuously aims to express the balance and reciprocity between the past and the present, the old and the new, the natural and the artificial.