Schimmel & Schweikle Dutch/German, b. 1993/1994
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
A Tree Full Of SplintersSolo Exhibition by Schimmel&Schweikle 9 Jul - 23 Aug 2020Rooted in material theory, Schimmel and Schweikle’s new series of works examines wood and its relationship to human progress, taking a close look at how it’s historical, cultural and political...
In Real LifeGroup Exhibition 17 May - 30 Aug 2019During Antwerp Art Weekend 2019 Everyday Gallery (YYY) Hosts a group show curated by Boris Devis that reflects 2019 as a time capsule for future reference. 'In Real Life' will...
COLLECTIBLE Fair - Presented by Everyday Gallery, Brussels, BE
Design Parade Toulon - Southway Studio x Everyday Gallery, Toulon
A tree full of splinters - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)
Van Eyck colours in Design Design - Design Museum, Gent
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
Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show - Campina fabriek, Eindhoven
Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune - Biennale Internationale Design, SaintEtienne
CityFactory: New Work - New Design, MAK Museum, Vienna
Odunpazarı Modern Museum in Eskişehir, Turkey