Martha von Maydell is a Berlin-born freelance illustrator and full-time creative.
As a child, Martha would sit for hours at her desk and draw, imagining life as a professional artist. Happily, her dream of turning passion into profession has come true. After studying graphic design at Lette Verein Berlin, Martha backpacked around the world for almost a year. Returning home in 2007 with plans to become a full time illustrator, she began working with the medium of paper.
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.