Hello, I’m Bastian, a spatial designer from Berlin with the additive skillset and infrastructure of a wood worker and a strong interest in user-centered and co-creative approaches.
To me, there is no question that design as a discipline can finally leave behind the age of aesthetic sensitivities. As a contemporary designer, it is necessary to set aside my individual preferences as well as current aesthetic tendencies and instead focus on the user of a design. This means considering usability on a functional level, but especially understanding the perspectives, needs and interests of the user to translate them to a physical design.
Involving users in the process of designing objects and spaces not only leads to suitable solutions, but also carries the potential for social achievements like identification, ownership and empowerment. Let's take this as an opportunity to use design not further as a decorative tool, but as a vehicle for social and cultural transformation!
Treehouse in a walnut tree, designed and built for a private client in Heilbronn, southern Germany. 2016
Kitchen in concrete and solid oak, designed and built for a private client. 2017
|1988||born in Heilbronn, Germany|
|2009-2012||trained as a wood worker, Berlin|
|since 2012||freelance wood worker & interior designer|
|2012-2018||design studies B.A. at University of Applied Science Potsdam|
|since 2015||part of the collective constructlab|
|2018||Bachelorthesis: empowerment by co-design – a participatory design project with young offenders|
|2018-2019||design studies M.A. at University of Applied Science Potsdam|
|since 2018||strategic designer at Berliner Ideenlabor GmbH|
|2019||Masterthesis: empowerment by co-design – how designers deal with cognitive hurdles|
|since 2022||part-time teacher for WAT at a berlin-based secondary school|