Schimmel & Schweikle Dutch/German, b. 1993/1994

Overview

Schimmel&Schweikle (1993 and 1994, NL and DE) are craftsmen of digital materiality. Moving back and forth almost seamlessly between the computer and “real world”, their play brings new aesthetics to the table — be it sculpture and furniture.

Without forcing a hierarchy, they intertwine techniques, hand-tools and software. Rather than opposing, the real and the data are a continuation of one another, in content as in shape. Finding that new 3D filaments allow wood to be printed, for Janne Schimmel & Moreno Schweikle means a hand-carved piece can be digitalized and then reborn. Seeking digital material properties, they look into the narrowing gap between online and offline. There, 3D renders stop being a representation of a shape or a thing; but become digital material, become an object.

Schimmel & Schweikle both finished their studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, after which they started the studio together. In 2019 alone, their work has been exhibited at Alcova Milan, the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Design Museum Gent. It was also the year for their first solo exhibition at Collectible Brussels with Everyday Gallery.

 

Text by Céline Mathieu

Works
Exhibitions
CV

2022

COLLECTIBLE Fair - Presented by Everyday Gallery, Brussels, BE

 

2021

Design Parade Toulon - Southway Studio x Everyday Gallery, Toulon

 

2020

A tree full of splinters - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show) 

Van Eyck colours in Design Design - Design Museum, Gent

 

2019

Pillow Pillow - Collectible, 2019 (Solo show)

GEO-DESIGN Junk - Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

The Circle - Dutch invertuals, Eindhoven

In Real Life - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp 

Camiel Fortgens - Paris Fashion Week, Paris

The Circle - Dutch Invertuals, Milan

Everyday Gallery show - Alcova, Milan 

Group show - Amsterdam fashion week, Amsterdam

Group show - Object Rotterdam, Rotterdam

Aggregat Passagen - IMM, Cologne

Art of Seating - Tools Gallery, Paris 

 

2018

Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show - Campina fabriek, Eindhoven

 

2017

Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune - Biennale Internationale Design, SaintEtienne

CityFactory: New Work - New Design, MAK Museum, Vienna 

 

Public collections

Odunpazarı Modern Museum in Eskişehir, Turkey

 

 

Installation shots