Laura Straßer founded Studio Laura Straßer in 2009 as a studio for product design with focus on porcelain and ceramic designs.
Since then she worked on numerous projects and products, which were continuously presented on international shows and fairs. As an expert for white gold Laura Straßer develops and designs porcelain and ceramic products for clients and partners with consideration of the specific material involved. Despite international clients she continues collaborations with local manufacturers in Thuringia.
With regards to content, Laura Straßer’s work engages in the visual prospects and characteristics of porcelain as well as the social and historical meaning of the material. She is interested in creating new aesthetics. Intense research provides conceptual substance to her work. The culture of eating, changing perceptions of the value of porcelain of the time, exclusiveness, historical and cultural content are some key considerations. Laura Straßer’s work translates anecdotes, the extraordinary and curious from the centuries-Iong tradition of material into the product world of today.
Besides Studio Laura Straßer, Laura Straßer is also part of the design label frenchknicker, founded in 2006 with here colleague Milia Seyppel, under which pseudonym both designer distribute and exhibit their common works.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.