NEUT is the renovation of a neurological praxis in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Given the deep and sensitive relation between light and brain, the design sees the use of controlled optics, dimmable light and flicker-free luminaries, in order to ensure a comfortable and calm environment to the patients with neurological conditions.
As we were dealing with a rented space, we decided to use only standing, suspended and surface-mounted luminaries in order to allow flexibility and mobility to the client, in case of future relocation.
Interior architecture by RUFUS
Photo © Ignacio Bandera
The kitchen has been designed and built in a very typical Altbau building
It consists of three different parts, the kitchen area with worktop and cupboard, the washing machine area and the sideboard.
The minimalistic concept and the straight and functional design with
a touch of bright colors reflect the wish of the clients.
Horizontality is stressed by the high white cupboard above the worktop.
Materials: plywood, corian, stainless steel.
This project has been developed together with HLZFR.
Photos © Silvia Foz
Message in a driver is a custom-made suspended lamp consisting of a powder coated aluminium profile, a milky diffuser and a transparent cylindrical pendulum in which driver and cabling are housed.
The pendulum is suspended from the floor and thanks to its weight it prevents the lamp from unnecessary swinging. The lamp has been conceived and specifically designed for a warm and soft illumination of surfaces. However, thanks to the suspended pendulum the direction of the light source can be adjusted, providing both direct and indirect light according to wishes.
The concept behind the design of “message in a driver” is to expose and reveal all technical components of the lighting fixture: the heatsink becomes the profile itself, the electrical wires are fully visible, the driver is store in a see-through cylinder that functions as pendulum and the electrical plug is transparent. The open and essential design of the lighting fixture reflects our attention to details and respect for each of its elements.
The absence of unnecessary components, the transparency of the materials and the display of our technical parts reflect the honesty of our manifesto.
Photos © Bruno Giliberto
Photos © Alexander Kilian
Closet monsters are a closet, a sideboard and a night table.
The main idea behind the design concept comes from re-interpreting some ephemeral objects belonging to the outside world and their transposition in the inside, giving them a new function and a new context.
This a tribute to the radical italian design from the 80´s.
Materials: powder coated steel and timber.
The “coloset monster” family is currently under production
In the original apartment configuration, the night area was facing the busy street while kitchen and dining room were facing the silent courtyard.
We first swapped this layout in order to give more privacy to the night area. In this way the kitchen and the living space became more spacious and the terrace can be considered as their extension.
In the bedroom we designed a cozy loft bed in order to create more storage and to make the room more playful!
Photos © Silvia Foz
The design of Melancholia reflects our fascination to the universe and the concept is based on the motion of celestial bodies.
The dynamic yet analog system of hinges consents a fluid movement of the structure.
According to wishes the PMMA cylinders can be arranged in a number of different configurations: from perfect alignment to free distribution of the light bodies in the space.
Melancholia provides an interactive light experience for the users.
As A Ceremony is alessia pegorin and antonia insunza, italian and chilean designers duo based in berlin.
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As A Ceremony supports a vegan lifestyle.
In a world where design seems to be appreciated only by the result, we protect the process. We respect time. We stand up for quality and experimentation. We support mistakes. We believe design does not solve problems: it creates desires. Designing is a never-ending question about existence. We believe that design can restore the power of sacredness. For this reason we abandon automatisms and return to the ceremony that life is.