Aylin Kayser

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Aylin Kayser (born 1982): "Ich scheine prädestiniert dafür zu sein, Stühle zu sammeln. Ich habe nie bewusst nach ihnen gesucht, vielmehr haben sie mich immer wieder gefunden. Besondere Stühle, die mich regelmäßig in Bedrängnis bringen, die Grenzen meines minimalistischen Einrichtungsstils für meine Sammelleidenschaft zu überschreiten. Einen dieser Stühle möchte ich hier vorstellen... Es war Liebe auf den ersten Blick - die formale Eleganz, die konsequente Reduktion, die zeitlose Sinnlichkeit, der visionäre Ansatz, den dieser Stuhl verkörpert... Ich ertappe mich auch noch heute immer wieder selbst dabei, wie ich über die geschmeidige glatte Holzoberfläche streiche und mir vorstelle, an welchen Orten dieser Stuhl von ca. 1880 wohl schon überall gestanden haben mag. Gefunden habe ich ihn auf einem meiner Streifzüge durch den Speicher des alten Fachwerkhauses meiner Großeltern in München. Mein Großvater hat alles gesammelt, was er in die Hände bekommen hat. Deshalb war der Dachboden immer bis unter die Decke mit Fundstücken sämtlicher Stilepochen gefüllt. Schon beim Öffnen der Tür zum Dachboden stieg mein Adrenalinspiegel/Puls jedes Mal merklich an. Als ich dann diesen Thonetstuhl in einer versteckten Ecke fand, konnte ich mein Glück kaum fassen. Den Rest meines Urlaubs habe ich daraufhin in der Werkstatt verbracht: den weißen Lack vorsichtig entfernt, das kaputte Sitzgeflecht entsorgt, ihn stundenlang mit Schleifpapier per Hand geschliffen, setzte mich mit ihm zur Abtötung der Holzwürmer in die Sauna und spritzte Holzleim mit feinsten Spritzen in die Löcher.

Bei meiner Abreise präsentierte ich ihn begeistert meinem Onkel, der erstaunt guckte und meinte, dass es seiner wäre und er ihn in New York auf dem Flohmarkt gefunden hätte. Zum Glück hat er ihn mir geschenkt - mit der Auflage ihm ein neues Rohrgeflecht zu spendieren und ihn nicht wegzugeben. Zurück in Berlin habe ich mich als erstes in einem. Restauratorenkurs eingeschrieben und in mühsamer andarbeit das Sitzgeflechts erneuert. Mein Stuhl ist der Bugholzstuhl Nr. 18 der Firma Thonet. Er geht auf einen Entwurf des Pioniers der Möbelproduktion und -gestaltung Michael Thonet zurück. Für seine „Konsumstühle“ entwickelte er Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts eine spezielle Methode sprödes Holz in gusseisernen Formen mittels Hitze zu biegen. Dieses innovative Verfahren kombiniert mit einem usgeklügelten Baukastenprinzip - der Stuhl konnte in seine Einzelteile zerlegt in einer flachen Box transportiert werden - revolutionierte das damalige Möbelhandwerk und war einer der ersten industriell produzierten Stühle.

Der Wiener Kaffeehausstuhl Nr. 14 von Tonet, auf der die Nr. 18 basiert, hat Weltruhm erlangt, war bis 1930 mit 50 Millionen Stück das meist verkaufte Sitzmöbel der Welt und hat es sogar bis in Joseph-Paxtons-Krsitallpalast (Weltausstellung 1851 in London) geschafft. Im hessischen Frankenberg werden heute immer noch bzw. wieder Thonetmöbel produziert."

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Philipp Bree

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BO 17

Philipp Bree (born 1971): I found this Porcelain Elephant in Stockholm on a flea market in November 2012. It was a sunday and very cold and actually we were looking for some sights and all of a sudden in middle of downtown there a was flea market. The elephant caught my eye. The open position, the color and fine cracks in the surface. As he was asking me to take him home. In a way very sympathic. At home I put him in my shelf and everyone noticed my new piece immediately. Somehow he is expressing a very positive energy. My 1 year old daughter likes the elephant also a lot, so much that one day I found the elephant on the floor with two broken legs. At first I was sad of course, but then I noticed that I could glue the legs easily and since the surface has small cracks anyway you can hardly tell that the legs were broken. Now I put the porcelain elephant back in my office into a shelf where my daughter can see but not reach him.

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Sandra Spoo

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BO 16

Sandra Spoo (born 1977): My “beloved object” always carries me on an intense journey. If I sniff this small perfume bottle from Saudi Arabia, I am immediately transported to the souk in the middle of Jeddah. The heavy and intense scent takes me into a veiled world in which communication through eye contact could not have been more expressive, significant, or meaningful for me as a woman; it is a feeling so unfamiliar to our western eyes. As I wander through narrow alleys in warm temperatures, open sacks of spices and fruit stands exude their scents and aromas, gold glitters in shop windows, and the incomprehensible Arabic language overwhelms my ear. This small perfume bottle is like a treasure to me, and it still contains the scent of a longing to see distant places.

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Florian Berger

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BO 15

Florian Berger (born 1972): Meine Ente. My duck. My first step. My first smile. My first tooth. My first bycicle. My first hair dresser. My first hang-over. My first girlfriend. My first job. My first company. My first wife. My first child. My second child. Always 'dabei' my first duck. What should it be called? Beloved Object.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 14

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. He received this travel bag as a gift from his father in 1988.

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Maximilian Engelmann

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BO 13

Maximilian Engelmann (born 1979) is in charge of communications for PB 0110. This Kinderstuhl has gone through 3 generations within the Engelmann family.

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Vivica Bree

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BO 12

Vivica Bree (born 1975) is Philipp Bree’s wife. She has been hanging this sandpaper art piece since 1996.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 11

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. Philipp inherited this keychain from his grandmother which makes an unpleasant sound, but he has gotten used to it.

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Jacob Klein

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BO 10

Jacob Klein (born 1980) is the co-founder of Haw-lin Services and co-art director of PB 0110. Jacob received this leather book cover
from his wife in 2011.

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Adli Klein

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BO 9

Adli Klein (born 1982) is a Berlin based graphic designer. Adli received this ring as a gift from her mother.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 8

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. This book has inspired Philipp since 01. October 2012.

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Christian Metzner

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BO 7

Christian Metzner (born 1983) is the designer for all CM bags for PB 0110. Christian has raced this bicycle since 2010.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 6

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. Philipp discovered this bowl at a 400 year old traditional Japanese lacquer company
in Tokyo.

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Friederike Daumiller

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BO 5

Friederike Daumiller (born 1984) is the designer of the fittings for PB 0110 bags. Friederike has used this all around tool since 1996.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 4

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. The Buddha has been around since Philipp’s childhood. Having previously presided at his mother’s place, he inherited it in 2009.

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Nathan Cowen

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BO 3

Nathan Cowen (born 1983) is the co-founder of Haw-lin Services and co-art director of PB 0110. Nathan hand painted this “Dream-house” T-shirt in 1995.

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Philipp Bree

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BO 2

Philipp Bree (born 1971) is the founder of PB 0110. Philipp’s tote has joined him on every journey since 2003.

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Christine Heydiri

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BO 1

Christine Heydiri (born 1973) is an information analyst. Christine has owned this skiing helmet since 1973.

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