Pop up _ pot up, composting toiletGrow your own vegetable, plants and convert liquids into energy!
In industrialised countries disposal of feces and urin is based on (potable) water systems, leading to bad smelling and toxic substances in clarification plants. At the same time humus contents of soils continuously degrade. Besides the support of regional nutrient cycles, the composting toilet uses liquid discharge, mainly urine, for energy production. Trickling onto a filter paper dipped in copper chloride, placed inbetween a copper plate and a magnesium tier, generates energy. The electricity coming up between those tiers can be accumulated, or directly conducted to your home electronics.
You can further extend the system with side tables made of old wine gallons and cork, a container for the humus additional (bokashi), a toilet paper holder, and a metal toilet rod, which helps you mingle the substances.
Materials: pot: plastics; saucer: copper, plastics; toilet seat, covers: wood, oiled
covers, table legs: recycling glass; table top: cork
© Vera Wiedermann, 2011
The Great Viennese Cafe – What would you like?
The waiter belongs to the Viennese coffeehouse like the Melange and the yellowed interior. But why does the communication with him/her has to be so laborious, and ordering so barely possible? The projects occured during "The Great Viennese Cafe A Laboratory"
hosted by the Museum for Applied Arts Vienna (MAK). The focus of all suggested product solutions is simplify the dialogue between the waiter and the guest. The stand "Stummer Diener" (German for dumb waiter, in Austria used for Viennese hat stands) contains the menu and shows different colours depending on the guest whishes. The table lamp "Herr Ober" (German for waiter) winkes at the waiter by flashing the lamp. The table bell "Bimbam" (German for DingDong) transmits vibrations to the waiter and is integrated perfectly into the salt, pepper and sugar arrangement on the table. The sticks "Mikado" point out your wishes by using mostly unused table vases. "Mikado" is based upon the unused table vase. In differing the size of the stick a guest is able to point out his/her whishes.
© Vera Wiedermann, 2011
Through an individual arrangement of gold-plated magnetic pearls a piece of jewelry is created. At the same time the chain closure can be seen as the main piece of jewelry.
Corpuses always exist within particular necessities, limitations and distortions like those pearls.
Whereas the shape of the ball appears to be combined freely, the truth is that through its bipolar adjustment it is liable to a strict matrix.
During the play with the arrangement the user will discover, that the attempt to transform the piece of jewelry in an reflection of oneself will be rejected. Like reality nothing is perfect.
Material: magnetic pearls, gold plated
© Vera Wiedermann, 2010/11
Te a me tea set (white edition)Have you ever "lost" your teabag in the cup? Or have you been annoyed that the string of the tea bag was tied too tightly around the cup's handle? The Te a me cup offers a solution to these problems. The tea bag'́s label can be fixed easily to the slot of the cup'́s side. To keep the water hot it is possible to place the saucer on the cup.
After usage, the teabag can be deposited on the saucer.
The tea set has been presented during the Vienna Design Week 2010 and was 2011 selected by the design collection of the Museum for Applied Arts Vienna (MAK).
Capacity: 12 oz. / 0,35 l
Material: porcelain, glossy glazed, silicone
© Vera Wiedermann, 2008/10
Te a me kettle and jugThe Te a me complementing water jug can be placed directly on the stove or alternatively can be used as a kettle. A thermomagnetic saucer allows direct serving of hot water at the table.
Materials: aluminium, stainless steel, polyrethane
© Vera Wiedermann, 2010
Chopstix CutleryIn some Asian countries one uses chopsticks, in other countries fork and spoon. Even in one single country, different forms of cutlery are used for different dishes. The Chopstix cutlery simplifies the choice of the right tools by offering an integrated solution of European cutlery and Asian chopsticks. The form language of the cutlery supports increasing geometrization of meals. Through its bent shape, Chopstix cutlery can be taken up from the table easily.
Materials: Stainless steel, galvanized anthracite or gold plated
© Vera Wiedermann, 2008/09
Chopstix Cutlery (wood edition)Wood edition available in maple, pine, nut or mahogani and on request in other types of wood.
© Vera Wiedermann, 2008/11
Parabol pendant lampParabol convinces with its multifaceted application possibilities. Its traditional form stands in contrast to its modern technology. This combination of a familiar form with new LED technology creates a bridge between traditional and modern, between light and LED.
Materials: aluminium powdercoated, LED
© Vera Wiedermann, Zitta Schnitt 2009/10
Fossil TableThe charm of used furniture´s surfaces is the topic of this work that originated for the TALENTS Ambiente Stand 2010. Depending on the intensity of the color, the epoxy resin cast can be transparent or translucent.
Bring your old furniture and get it back with a new surface while retaining the charm of the original product!
Materials: epoxy resin, polyrethane color
© Vera Wiedermann, 2009/10