【人物專訪】獨特卻不虛華/「 BUDDE 」傢俱創辦人Johannes Budde

by Finnhoho

建築、空間、傢俱之間密不可分,原先習讀建築與空間設計的德國設計師Johannes Budde,在某次只為了實踐自己的創意所設計的傢俱獲得知名設計獎後,讓他開始勇敢嘗試創立自己的傢俱品牌「BUDDE」。

線條獨特卻不虛華
從扶手椅出發,以簡單而有機的流暢線條,陸續設計出咖啡桌、邊桌、桌燈、燭台,呈現更為純粹的傢俱造型,在與許多國際知名傢俱品牌的競爭中屢獲知名設計獎,與有榮焉之餘,也化為他繼續創作與經營個人品牌的動力。

Enriching homes with ‘calm eyecatchers’
– special but not flashy.

以“沈靜的注目焦點”為居家增添光彩—獨特卻不虛華

機能與美感是好設計的先決條件
「BUDDE」期望透過設計為人們激發創造性思維與靈感,以純淨、流暢的線條無違和地融入空間,生活自然而然地變得豐富。這次I SEE STUDIO有幸邀請到Johannes Budde,透過與他的十個問答,了解他對傢俱以及創作的心路歷程,同時也能從他的回答裡感受到熱情,得獎的肯定,為他開闢了嶄新的人生旅程。

BUDDE

I SEE STUDIO X Johannes Budde

中文對談問答集:

請向台灣讀者介紹一下你自己。
我是Johannes Budde,來自德國的建築師、室內設計師,並在2019年創立了我自己的傢俱品牌「BUDDE」。

是甚麼契機讓你從建築師以及室內設計師,轉向投身傢俱設計產業呢?
原本沒有預期要創立品牌,只是之前在某個短暫的三個月期間,我找了個地方測試、實驗自己的創意,創造出一件屬於自己的作品。在那段時間裡,一知道我設計的C1扶手椅入圍知名設計獎之後,便喚醒了我的決心,才讓我勇敢地跨出這一步創立自己的事業。

你認為設計是甚麼?如何展現於你的作品呢?
我想,設計是表達我們與世界的連結與關係的一種方式。最重要的是,它提出了我們作為人類的哲學詰問:我們是誰?我們想要如何生活?每件設計都是創作者心中的寫照,在我的作品中,我傾向於使用直觀的形狀和微妙的美學也就是「獨特卻不虛華」。

T1咖啡桌

你第一件設計的傢俱是甚麼?
T1咖啡桌,也就是那張靈感來源來自手繪單一線條的桌子

CUT 咖啡桌

在你的設計中,你最喜歡哪一件家具呢?
好難回答。每件設計都有其獨特的故事和靈感。CUT咖啡桌是我最喜歡的作品之一,因為它的形狀和製作工藝都具有簡潔性和純粹性。

CUT 咖啡桌

CUT 咖啡桌的設計靈感是甚麼呢?
CUT 咖啡桌的靈感來自於浮動的紙頁。如同一件不完整的藝術品一樣,它透過桌體中間的設計切口來邀請使用者參與創作過程,為使用者提供了表達自我性格的空間,我認為這是室內設計產業越來越需要重視的部分。

當CUT 咖啡桌獲得2020年歐洲產品大獎的的時候,你有什麼感覺?
我感到很榮幸,因為我才剛入行不久,而且我的設計同時與知名品牌一同競爭。這對我而言是非常好的認可,也給了我動力繼續經營BUDDE的旅程。

C1扶手椅的線條造型是一個很大膽的挑戰,創作過程中是否經歷多次嘗試呢?
我必須說,C1扶手椅最初的想法是很自然的。事實上,生產製造過程最困難的地方在於只能找到一間瑞士的專業製造商,來製作這個不規則形的鋼製框架。

BUDDE

你最近看了哪些電影呢?
最近我在Netflix看了《我們的星球》,這系列影集呈現出我們星球的美麗,但同時也揭示森林砍伐和污染的風險。我個人也關心著這個議題,也是我為什麼希望以永續負責的方式發展BUDDE。

明年有什麼計畫呢?
一旦公共活動可以再度進行,首先就會開始企劃一些展覽。和其他設計師交流、交換意見是我最期待的事情之一。 同時,BUDDE的產品也將開始經營網路購物平台,希望很快就可以運到台灣:)

BUDDE
C1扶手椅

I SEE STUDIO X Johannes Budde
English version.

Introduce yourself to Taiwan readers, please.
My name is Johannes Budde. I’m a German architect, interior designer and founded my own furniture brand BUDDE in 2019.

What opportunity made you turn from architecture and interior design to the furniture industry?
Founding my own label was originally not intended. It started as a three-month testing phase in which I primarily wanted to create space for my own ideas. When my C1 lounge chair was shortlisted at a prestigious design award during that time, my ambition was awakened and I dared to take the step into self-employment.

What do you think about design? How does it show in your design?
I think design is a way of expressing our relationship with the world around us. Above all, it raises philosophical questions about us as human beings: Who we are. How do we want to live? Each design portrays the creator’s mindset. In my works, I tend to gravitate towards intuitive shapes and subtle aesthetics – special but not flashy.

Which was the first piece of furniture you designed?
The T1 coffee table, which is inspired by a hand drawing of a single line.

Which piece of furniture design is your favorite?
That’s hard to tell. Each design has its own unique story and inspiration. CUT coffee table is one of my favorite pieces since it holds simplicity and pureness in regard to its shape and manufacturing process.

What is the inspiration for the CUT coffee table?
CUT coffee table is inspired by a floating sheet of paper. Like an incomplete piece of art, it invites the user to actively participate in the creative process by designing the central cut-out as desired. It gives the user space to express individuality which I think is increasingly demanded in the interior world.

How did you feel when CUT Coffee Table won European Product Design Awards 2020?
I felt very honored because I am a newcomer to the industry and my design competed against established brands. It’s a nice recognition and motivates me to continue my journey with BUDDE.

The line and materials of the C1 Lounge Chair is a bold attempt. Has it taken many trials to complete the final product?
The initial idea of the C1 lounge chair came quite naturally, I must say. In fact, the difficulty lied in the production of the free, amorphous shape of the steel frame which turned out could only be created by a specialized manufacturer in Switzerland. I am happy to have found a professional partner who fulfilled all quality standards.

What are the movies you were watched recently?
I recently watched ‘Our planet’ on Netflix, a series that shows the beauty of our planet but also discloses the risks of deforestation and pollution. It’s a topic that I personally also care about which is why I want to grow BUDDE in a responsible way.

What are your plans for next year?
As soon as public events are possible again, a few exhibitions are planned at first. Networking and exchanging with other designers is one of the things I am looking forward to. At the same time, I will extend BUDDE’s product portfolio and launch my webshop. Hopefully, I am able to ship to Taiwan soon 🙂

BUDDE
johannesbudde.com
Instagram:@johannesbudde

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