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Martin Holzapfel, furniture maker and interior designer, trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His aim is to create sensual and and mysterious furniture that retains its simplicity, interacting with the space. His designs not only incorporate pragmatic necessity, they also transmit an emotional quality within the everyday environment. The body-like pieces exist in a space between practical function and poetic association, not immediately declaring their use.

Since 1995 self-employed furniture maker
Freelance work in the areas architecture, design and stage set design, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt
Study of interior design, Academy of fine Arts, Munich
Study of art history, J.W.Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Exhibitions and awards

  • Radical Craft, Direktorenhaus, Berlin 2019
  • Handmade World Tour, Peking/New York/ London 2018
  • BRUNNEN190, Berlin 2017/18
  • 20 Years Salone Sattelite, Milan, Italy 2017
  • Refugium, Berlin 2016
  • Interior Foundation, Kortrijk, Belgium 2016
  • Berlin Selection, Milan, Italy 2015
  • Miami Design Festival, USA 2014
  • MADE Sao Paulo Brasilia 2013
  • IMM Cologne 2011
  • Galleria Luisa delle Piane, Milan, Italy 2011
  • DMY Festival, Berlin 2010
  • Designtide, Tokyo, Japan 2009
  • Singapur Design Week 2009
  • Salone di Mobile, Zona Tortona, Milan, Italy 2009
  • Designers Week, Tokyo, Japan 2008
  • Gallery Alexandre Popoff, Paris, France 2008
  • Ozone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2008
  • Bronze Prize, IFDA Asahikawa, Japan 2008
  • Salone di Mobile, Made in Berlin, Milan, Italy 2008
  • IMM Nomination Innovation Award, Cologne 2008
  • Furniture Fair, Tokyo, Japan 2005
  • Aedes East Gallery, Berlin 2005
  • IFDA Asahikawa Finalist, Japan 2005
  • Salone Sattelite, Nomination, Milan, Italy 2005
  • Galerie Fleisch Designmai, Berlin 2004
  • Interior Foundation, Vitra Award, Kortrijk, Belgium 2000
  • Design Gallery Ozone Plaza, Tokyo, Japan 1999

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