For his Reversed Process Collection, Philipp Aduatz rethought his design process, flipping the order of the stages of his design thinking. He began not with an initial idea or vision for a prospective design but with a factory produced object that he purchased in a store. Next, he added and subtracted material from the object. Finally, he covered the resulting geometry with papier-mâché and finished it in lacquer—glossy on one side, matte and rough on the other. The table measures 60 x 65 x 47 cm. Due to the nature of production, it is a one-of-a-kind.
Vienna-based designer Philipp Aduatz creates limited-edition functional objects that are highly sculptural in nature. Working with innovative materials and fabrication technologies, Aduatz combines traditional craft concepts and techniques with cutting edge implements like 3D printing, 3D laser scanning, CNC milling, and rapid prototyping. Greatly influenced by sculptors Constantin Brâncusi and Tony Cragg, Aduatz aims to develop a distinct language of form in each of his pieces, encouraging a new discourse between the object and its user or viewer.