Philipp Schenk-Mischke aims to bring an element of chaos to his designs, which include lopsided vases and tables held together by metal blobs.
Schenk-Mischke created these two products as part of a project he calls Process Plug-Ins, which he created for the Design Products masters course at the RCA, and presented during the graduate show earlier this summer.
He wanted to investigate how he could interfere with traditional manufacturing processes, to make them more random in nature. The aim was to create works that reflect his own status, as a young designer in a DIY, post-internet culture.
The designer hopes his project can draw attention to the expressive potential in industrial materials and also suggest how accidental design can come together with intentional construction.
“It is about reinvigorating things that might have become boring in a fun and playful way. I would like to convey the idea of thinking outside the box and recognizing the possibilities in our immediate environments,” he concluded
Schenk-Mischke’s project was one on several standout projects from this year’s RCA show. Others include a series of “normal” objects, made using the average measurements of 50 ready-made examples of five different objects.