scent of moss,
air tastes fresh
slightly like fog.
Then, pleasantly cool.
ground feels cushion, soft.
low wavy rustling.
Under the title "Waldspaziergang", the artist Felix Schwake has created a collection of functional art that takes the viewer on a sensory journey through the forest. The collection, consisting of tables, desks, beds, side tables, sofas, and armchairs, goes beyond function and presents itself more as a sculpture than a piece of furniture. In reference to Kant, who described aesthetics through the five senses, the design is based on Schwake's poem and invites the viewer to experience the aesthetic experience through the senses.
The poem by Felix Schwake, which forms the basis of the collection, is a poignant tribute to nature. It conveys the sensory experiences of a walk in the forest - the scent of moss and earth, the taste of fresh air, the interplay of warmth and coolness, the feeling of the springy ground underfoot, the soundscape of the forest, the play of light and shadow. These sensory impressions are the source of inspiration for the design of the furniture pieces.
Each piece of furniture in the "Waldspaziergang" collection is both functional and sculptural. They are more than just utilitarian objects, they are works of art that enrich the space and create an atmosphere of calm and contemplation. Inspired by the sensory impressions of a walk in the forest, they reflect the aesthetics of nature in their design and invite the viewer to embark on a multisensory experience.
Felix Schwake's "Waldspaziergang" collection is an outstanding example of functional art that goes beyond pure function. It combines aesthetics, design, and the experience of nature and invites the viewer to experience the sensory pleasure of a walk in the forest in their own four walls. Inspired by a poem that appeals to the senses, the furniture pieces in the collection are both functional objects and sculptural works of art that turn everyday life into an aesthetic experience.