R18 ULTRA CHAIR Launch
December 5-9, 2012
Miami Beach, USA
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have developed their new R18 ULTRA CHAIR using methods borrowed from the future of automotive manufacturing in collaboration with Audi's Lightweight Design Center. The chair's multi-material space frame is made from carbon composites, carbon micro-sandwich and high strength aluminum and weighs only 2.2 kg or 77 ounces. The chair embodies Audi's ultra lightweight design credo completely by following strict guidelines to shave off every ounce of excess weight.
At Design Miami/ the chair's designers and engineers are giving visitors an intimate insight into their studios and labs, displaying drawings, samples, models, mock-ups, moulds and prototypes from the various stages of the development process.
MULTITHREAD at Istanbul Design Biennal
October 13-December 12, 2012
MULTITHREAD was a part of the Adhocracy show curated by Joseph Grima at the Istanbul Design Biennial from October 13 to December 12, 2012 at the former Galata Greek Primary School.
Throughout 2012, the cover and first four pages of Domus magazine will become an open platform. Each month, this space will be given over to a selected practitioner, who will present a manifesto of sorts that expresses a deeply personal understanding of what it means to design today.
For the April issue, Domus published MULTITHREAD for NILUFAR GALLERY on the cover, a script titled THE FUTURE IS NOW by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram on the first four pages of the magazine and a full feature on the latest work including THE R18 ULTRA CHAIR PUBLIC BETA at the Milan Furniture Fair on pages 54–58.
R18 Ultra Chair Public Beta
April 17–22, 2012
The R18 ULTRA CHAIR PUBLIC BETA installation allows the public to take part in the interactive testing process of a new chair developed in collaboration with the Audi Lightweight Design Center in the courtyard of the 18th Century PALAZZO CLERICI, Via Clerici, 5 from April 17 to 22, 2012 between 11:00 and 22:00.
April 16–22, 2012
In the MULTITHREAD installation for Nilufar Gallery, Weisshaar and Kram introduce a new paradigm of Force-Driven Structures. The final form and colour of each joint is a direct representation of the energy it supports.
Nilufar Gallery is hosting this special exhibition together with an installation of important antique Chinese carpets from Nina Yashar's collection in the Sala Pericoli of the Gio Ponti-designed Palazzo Garzanti on Via della Spiga, Milan from April 16th to 22nd, 2012.
IMM Cologne/PASSAGEN 2012
January 19, 2012
As part of the IMM Cologne/PASSAGEN 2012, ARCH+ magazine presents "features 9" focused on the work of Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. The event will be held on January 19 at 19:30 in Mike Meire's Factory/Studio in Cologne.
Good Morning 2011
November 17, 2011
Reed Kram will lecture at the Good Morning 2011 conference on future trends, entrepreneurship and innovation.
UCLA Department of Architectures and Urban Design
October 27, 2011
Los Angeles, USA
Reed Kram will lecture at the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design hosted by Jeffrey Inaba (C-Lab, Volume Magazine).
Aaalto University Digital Design Lab
October 21, 2011
Clemens Weisshaar will lecture at the Aaalto University Digital Design Lab.
Red Dot Grand Prix Award 2011
October 7, 2011
OUTRACE receives the Red Dot Grand Prix Award 2011.
The Outrace Movie
September 16, 2011
Marc Comes has made a film about our OUTRACE installation, first presented at the Schinkel Pavillion in Berlin and launched online on OUTRACE's first anniversary.
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
September 14, 2011
Clemens Weisshaar will lecture at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.
Energias de Portugal retail stores
April 14, 2011
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have designed a new retail format for the national energy provider in Portugal, Energias de Portugal.
The company ranks as the Nr. 1 on the Dow Jones renewables index. 36 stores will be built country wide and the first store has opened in their new North headquarters in Porto opposite Casa da Musica.
Open Source City / collective design at DomusLive
April 14, 2011
Clemens Weisshaar will speak at the debate on Open Source City / collective design together with Mateo Kries, Paola Antonelli (MOMA), Carlo Ratti (MIT) and Jerszy Seymour at DomusLive, Opificio 31, Via Tortona 31.
The Heart is a Machine
April 6, 2011
NESPRESSO presents the installation THE HEART IS A MACHINE designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. As part of the coffee and conversation series Marcus Fairs (DEZEEN) will interview Clemens Weisshaar at 032c workshop, Brunnenstr. 7 Berlin Mitte.
Premio Gianni Mazzochi 2011
January 25, 2011
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have designed the the trophy for the Premio Gianni Mazzochi 2011 awarded by QUATTRORUOTE, the legendary car magazine founded by Gianni Mazzocchi in 1956. The award will go to Ralph Nader, American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and four-time candidate for President of the United States.
The Art Institute
December 11, 2010 – July 20, 2011
Three Breeding Tables on loan from the Museum of Modern Art will be shown in the exhibition Hyperlinks, a show curated by Zoe Ryan with an eye to the inventive links between practices, this exhibition presents more than 30 projects that span from architecture and furniture to multimedia and conceptual design from an international group of architects and designers.
October 28 18.00h, 2010
Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm, Sweden
The Swedish Association of Architects has invited Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar to lecture at the Stockholm Art Academy.
The talk is titled Hypersky and will discuss recent and future projects of the office.
September 16-23, 2010
London, United Kingdom
The installation OUTRACE by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram on Trafalgar Square in London attracted millions of visitors -physically on Trafalgar Square as well as a global audience on the web. The piece empowered the general public to take control of eight industrial robots on loan from Audi's production line. From the tens of thousands of messages received 3.112 were played and published as videos on www.outrace.org.
The Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg Outlet
December 1, 2009
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have conceptualized, designed and built a new retail outlet space for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg that embraces Nymphenburg's history and looks into the future. The historical grinding shop of the manufactory, built in 1790 has now been renovated to its original state as it was in the late 18th century. A solid block of metal library shelving has been inserted by the designers and exposed electrical wiring draws vectors of thin cables and fluorescent tubes over the historical ceiling. Vintage machine tools and furniture, work benches and cabinets selected from the archives and storage spaces of the manufactory have been restored and put to use as displays.
The Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg Outlet is open exclusively on Saturdays from 10:00 to 16:00 h.
Nördliches Schlossrondell 6, 8000 Munich
Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
November 29, 2009
Clemens Weisshaar will be speaking with Alice Rawsthorn at The Next Promise of Design panel with about the current state of affairs in design.
September 13, 2009
Clemens Weisshaar speaks at the Super Pecha Kucha Night Lisbon at the Museu da Electricidade. Other speakers include Jerszy Seymour, Jurgen Bey and Ian Anderson.
FUTURE OF RETAIL
September 5, 2009
Reed Kram speaks at the Fabrica "Future of Retail" seminar at the Ars Electronica Centre, sponsored by Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice.
NRW-FORUM KULTUR UND WIRTSCHAFT
U.F.O.: Blurring the boundaries between art and design
May 23 - July 5 2009
The NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft shows changing exhibitions illustrating topical issues against specific cultural backgrounds. These include exhibitions of photography, media, fashion, communications, architecture, and mobility. The Exhibition UFO, curated by Werner Lippert and Petra Wenzel focuses on the Intersection between Art and Design showcasing pieces by artists and designers Ron Arad, John Armleder, Richard Artschwager, Hussein Chalayan, Martino Gamper, Liam Gillick, Johanna Grawunder, Konstantin Grcic, Donald Judd, Ross Lovegrove, Marc Newson, Richard Prince, Rolf Sachs, Ettore Sottsass, Haim Steinbach and Franz West. Four Breeding Tables designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram are on Display.
OPTIMUS FLAGSHIP STORE
Opened to the public in 2005, Casa da Música designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture invigorated the traditional concert hall with its faceted exterior, daring interior forms and innovative use of materials and in a single stroke established a radically-new cultural icon and vibrant public space for the city of Porto. At the invitation of Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon, Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram with Nuno Rosado have in collaboration designed a new event space and flagship store at the travertine base of Casa da Música for OPTIMUS, Portugal's most innovative mobile telephone operator.
ABITARE TALKS TRIENNALE DI MILANO
April 22, 2009
Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Carsten Höller, Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar at the Teatro Agora of the Triennale Design Museum.
THE DOUBLE CLUB
November 21, 2008
London, United Kingdom
At the beginning of 2008 German artist Carsten Höller initiated a project for a temporary bar, restaurant and nightclub in central London concerning the intersection of Congolese and Western culture: THE DOUBLE CLUB. He has invited Kram and Weisshaar to join him and producer Jan Kennedy in the planning and realisation of this project for FONDAZIONE PRADA and to contribute several pieces. These new works are dedicated to the "Western" sections of the club including the central freestanding fully copper-reveted and neon TWO HORSES RIDER'S CLUB bar in the courtyard, a new series of Weisshaar and Kram's seminal BREEDING TABLES coated in two shades of gray for the restaurant and custom upholstered benches for the discotheque.
VTOL — VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING
October 2–12, 2008
Lichtenstein Palace, Vienna, Austria
At the invitation of the Vienna Design Week and with the support of Rieder Smart Elements, the site-specific installation VTOL - VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING will be presented in the front courtyard of the baroque Garden Palace of the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna. A twisting, glass fibre-reinforced concrete surface - 100 m2 in size and only 13 mm thick - appears to float weightlessly above the ground on a mirrored pedestal. VTOL is shaped with the aid of a set of software tools especially developed by the designers.
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
October 3–17, 2008
SOTHEBY'S Vienna, Austria
Concurrent to the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK events, Sotheby's will exhibit works by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram under the title ECONOMIES OF SCALE in the Palais Wilczek, Herrengasse 5, Vienna 1010.
June 29-October 12, 2008
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have been invited by curator Guta Moura Guedes to contribute with a site specific installation to an exhibition titled FLEXIBILITY, one of the four main shows on the occasion of TORINO WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2008. The Installation called JAILBREAK in the central cell block of the former prison shows 17 cardboard Models of objects from the VENDÔME series, the latest project of the office that was introduced during DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL in early June.
Prior to the opening, FLEXIBILITY Debate chaired by the exhibit's curator, Guta Moura Guedes, and Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for the International Herald Tribune with Ross Lovegrove, Patricia Urquiola, Clemens Weisshar and Matali Crasset.
June 3–5, 2008
DESIGN MIAMI/ the most prominent and substantive global forum for historic and contemporary limited-edition design, has named Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram as its 2008 Designers of the Future. On this occasion a comissioned piece of work will be exhibited at DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL, which will take place in Basel, Switzerland from June 3-5 2008.
PROGETTARE BIBLIOTECHE INFINITE — FESTARCH
May 31, 2008
Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
Clemens Weisshaar will be giving a lecture and having a conversation with Abitare's Anniina Koivu titled Progettare Biblioteche Infinite at the FESTARCH conference in Cagliari, Sardegna directed by Stefano Boeri and organized by the REGIONE AUTONOME DELLA SARDEGNA in collaboration with ABITARE magazine, the SERPENTINE GALLERY and STOREFRONT for Art and Architecture. Other speakers include Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Oliviero Toscani.
April 18–24, 2008
CLASSICON will present new products designed by Clemens Weisshaar during the 44th Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The TRITON family is extended - two new sizes of stools and a table are added. Kram/Weisshaar have also been commissioned to design the CLASSICON Fair Stand in Hall 12, Stand D05, open April 16-21, daily 9:30-18:30h.
April 2, 2008
Reed Kram introduces a new video demonstrating the further development of the BREEDING TABLES project designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram. The piece will be on exhibition until August 31 2008 as part of the grand opening of the FÄRGFABRIKEN NORTH.
HORIZONTE — BAUHAUS UNIVERSITET
December 12, 2007
Clemens Weisshaar speaks at the HORIZONTE lecture series at the BAUHAUS UNIVERSITET in Weimar, Germany.
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram are named Designers of the Future by WALLPAPER MAGAZINE.
MY PRIVATE SKY — FLORIAN BÖHM
PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG publishes a project documentation about the MY PRIVATE SKY project by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram as the pilot in a series of publications designed by Florian Böhm.
HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG
November 20, 2007
Clemens Weisshaar lectures at the HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG, Karlsruhe, Germany.
MY PRIVATE SKY
July 1, 2007
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have designed a limited-edition set of parametric hand made and hand painted dinner plates for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg titled MY PRIVATE SKY. The project represents the ultimate in personalization: each set shows the night sky at the date and place of birth of the buyer. The first of a series of projects to be designed by the offices of Kram/Weisshaar for Nymphenburg, the project will be presented to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show September 19-22 in Monte Carlo.
April 18-24, 2007
CLASSICON will present the TRITON Bar Stool designed by Clemens Weisshaar during the 43rd Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The TRITON Bar Stool consists of a three-legged steel frame supporting a free-form seat shell made from injection-moulded polyurethene resin.
Kram/Weisshaar have also been commissioned to design the CLASSICON Fair Stand in Hall 12, Stand D05 at the Salone Internationale del Mobile 2007 in Milan, open April 19-24, daily 9:30 - 18:30h.
April 19 15:00h, 2007
Via Tortona 35, Milan, Italy
During the Milan Design Week MONITOR magazine is organizing a series of lectures by designers who "work today, but have the mentality of tomorrow."
Clemens Weisshar and Reed Kram are to give a lecture on recent projects on April 19 15:00h at the Press Point in Zona Tortona.
Other speakers throughout the week include Kengo Kuma, Konstantin Grcic and Yves Behar.
BREEDING TABLES — CENTRE POMPIDOU
April 2–May 12, 2007
On the occasion of their 30th anniversary, the Centre Pompidou has completely revealed their permanent collection of Art and Design on the 4th and 5th floors of the museum. The new hanging presents 1300 pieces from 1905 to the present, now also including the Breeding Tables project by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram.
PAPERWORLD — MESSE FRANKFURT
January 24–28, 2007
The international Paperworld fair launches the second manifestation of the exhibition concepts developed by Kram/Weisshaar for Messe Frankfurt over the last two years. The Masterplan for the 50.000 square meters of exhibition space restructures visitor flow and experience around a series of special exhibitions designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram including 160m2 mural by Mode2, 7m tall design model by Luigi Colani, and 350m long walk-of-fame dedicated to archtetypical pens exhibited as oversized models.
The comprehensive design calls for reinjecting momentum into the mechanics of the trade fair and repositions exhibitioning in the age of total communication.
KONSTFACK FORUM ON CREATIVITY 2006
September 6, 2006
Reed Kram speaks at the Konstfack Forum on Creativity 2006. The conference will be hosted by Dr. Daniel Birnbaum, Dr. Ronald Jones, and Dr. Andres Szanto. Other panellists include Michel Saboun, design manager of Sony Ericsson, Daniel Sachs, CEO of Proventus, and Ole Scheeren, OMA Bejing.
KULTURZONE 06 — SCHIRN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
July 13, 2006
Clemens Weisshaar speaks at the Kulturzone 06 organised by the Schirn Museum of Contemporary Art and Messe Frankfurt with Markus Schäfer and Marti Guixe. Hosted by Volker Albus.
THE DESIGN ANNUAL — MESSE FRANKFURT
May 6–10, 2006
Over the course of the past year the offices of Kram/Weisshaar have laid the groundwork for a series of interventions to redefine the face of the trade fair for the 21st century. With the architectural and media master plan for a new event format at Messe Frankfurt, The Design Annual will be the first implementation of these newly-developed concepts.
Selected manufacturers from all facets of the design world will be exhibiting along with a series of special exhibitions and events. In addition, the architectural design model will be on display at the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt concurrent to the actual event.
January 12–April 20, 2006
London, United Kingdom
At the invitation of curator Libby Sellers, Kram/Weisshaar have designed an installation for the outdoor tank at the Design Museum on the Thames river front.
Pinakothek der Moderne
Ernst-von-Siemens-Auditorium Barerstr. 40
December 9 2005
Hosted by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, Otto Wiesheu and Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagel, Director of Die Neue Sammlung, Ross Lovegrove and Clemens Weisshaar will be giving a talk on Innovation.
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JUNG + DEUTSCH — GERMANY IN JAPAN
October 6-23 2005
Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
The exhibition JUNG + DEUTSCH (Young and German) will be travelling to Japan. The exhibition will be presented at "Designer's Week" in Tokyo in October 2005 as part of the festival "Germany in Japan". An early prototype of the Breeding Tables will be presented in the show.
September 8–11, 2005
The Prototype Rodrock chair designed for the Caiazza Memorial Challenge will be presented at Promosedia.
BREEDING TABLES: LA RACCOLTA
July 10 2005
The Exhibition BREEDING TABLES: LA RACCOLTA shown for the first time in April in Milano has been acquired by the Centre Pompidou for the permanent collection.
July 6, 2005
Invited by Chris Lubkemann of Ove Arup's Global Foresight + Innovation group Clemens Weisshaar speaks at the GDI in Zurich at the conference Retail 2025.
JUNG + DEUTSCH — BREEDING TABLES: LA RACCOLTA
May 5–16, 2005
An early prototype of the Breeding Tables as well as the video Breeding Tables: La Raccolta are to be shown in the exhibition JUNG + DEUTSCH (Young and German) The show provides, for the first time, a survey of the most important ideas of a new generation of German designers from the fields of furniture and product design, graphic design, fashion and media design. The exhibition is curated by Mateo Kries and Britt Angelis, produced by Tanja Thiele in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, exhibition design by Hermann Weizenegger and Oliver Vogt.
BREEDING TABLES — MOROSO
April 17, 2005
The Breeding Tables will be put into production.
MOROSO will be mass manufacturing the COUNTACH series with three selected standard models:
BT # 207, BT #525 and BT # 996
Individual pieces in customer defined sizes are available upon request.
For details please contact MOROSO sales.
BREEDING TABLES: LA RACCOLTA — SPAZIO KRIZIA
April 14–17, 2005
Ingo Maurer has invited Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar to show with him at Spazio Krizia during the Salone 2005.
K/W will be showing the installation Breeding Tables: La Raccolta at Ingo Maurer c/o Spazio Krizia, Via Manin 21, 20121 Milano, April 14 to April 17, 2005: open daily from 11am to 9pm.
DIGITAL LIFESTYLE DAY 05
Feburary 22, 2005
Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram will be lecturing at the Digital Lifestyle Day 05.
Dr. Hubert Burda invites you to the Hubertussaal at Nymphenburg Palace.
BREEDING TABLES — COLOGNE FURNITURE FAIR
January 17–23, 2005
K/W will be showing the BREEDING TABLES project in an installation at the Cologne Furniture Fair 2005. Supported by VITRA and BrandEins magazine.
IDN SPECIAL 04: THE ART OF EXPERIMENTAL INTERACTION DESIGN
idN Special 04: The Art of Experimental Interaction Design, edited by Andy Cameron featuring the work of Kram/Weisshaar out now.
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PRADA BEVERLY HILLS STORE
Los Angeles, USA
July 14, 2004
Opening of the Prada Beverly Hills Store built by Rem Koolhaas's OMA. Together with OMA's research branch AMO and Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Kram and Weisshaar have conceptualised, designed and executed the Instore Technology.