The Hortuanus shelf makes use of low-embodied energy resources such as straw and ears of barley, to re-envision our relationship with natural, low-tech, local materials and old knowledges. The design proposes a playful and aesthetically teasing future scenario.
In her practice Johanna Seelemann (b. 1990, Leipzig, Germany) explores the mundane objects and materials of our everyday surroundings and learns more about their origins. Her investigations morph into designs developed using the tools of substitution, adaptation, and resiliency. Even if she explores nuanced topics, her results are always formulated as optimistic suggestions and proposals that help us imagine alternative future scenarios.