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Blog 1607 Jacob Reischel Frame Of Mind Neubau Eyewear

Frame of mind's artists of the month: Jacob | Reischel

Starting out as a fluid collaboration between two industrial design graduates, a photographer and a graphic designer, our artists of the month, design duo Jacob Reischel’s Marie Jacob and Julia Strathmann, are all game for the stuff design challenges are made of.

With col­lab­o­ra­tions with MATE­R­I­AL GIRL, Hyundai and Mont Blanc among oth­ers, these tal­ent­ed Berlin based women are mak­ing things chicer by the second.Creatively stand­ing out in terms of space and com­po­si­tion, being mod­ern with­out destroy­ing sub­tle­ty, could nev­er get bet­ter. With each project that defines and diver­si­fies their style, the artists have just start­ed to explore and expand into a whole new area of crisp, sleek, smart orig­i­nal­i­ty. And one, that could both inspire and sell, a com­bi­na­tion that is prac­ti­cal­ly lethal, and def­i­nite­ly the one to look out for, if one is into design that actu­al­ly works above all (and who isn’t into that, right?).

How did both of you first come togeth­er to work on some­thing cre­ative?
We met each oth­er while study­ing indus­tri­al design at the Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts. After both of us came back from an exchange year in Milan and Barcelona with a bag full of expe­ri­ences and ideas it was clear to us that we had to work together.

You stud­ied indus­tri­al design and end­ed up shoot­ing for lead­ing mag­a­zines and doing cre­ative projects instead. Did your under­stand­ing of space influ­ence your style?
Sure! We are not design­ing chairs or the next metro, but cre­at­ing con­cepts, build­ing sets and tak­ing pic­tures are sim­i­lar cre­ative process­es. And our three-dimen­sion­al under­stand­ing helps us a lot.

What’s the next thing by you both that the world should be eye­ing right now?
We´ve just been to the botan­i­cal gar­den in Berlin. The plants and flow­ers are just incred­i­ble. We shot a series of cac­ti, flow­ers and weird­ly look­ing plants on col­ored back­grounds. It is sim­ple but pret­ty and brings sum­mer into our homes.

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Is there some­one you would love to work with with­in a day’s notice?
David Bowie would have been nice..

What’s the one space in Berlin you wish you could redo or show in your own way?
Noth­ing in par­tic­u­lar. But we would love to redesign or fur­nish a shop, restau­rant or apart­ment… prefer­ably with­out any bud­get con­straints. We love to go to flea mar­kets and search for unique pieces for hours. To be able to com­bine this with an inte­ri­or job would be great.

What’s your team bond­ing rit­u­al that you guys do before some­thing major?
We often go to muse­ums, exhi­bi­tions or just to the coun­try­side and nature to get some inspi­ra­tion. When we start a project all these impres­sions come togeth­er. We sit at our huge office kitchen table and dis­cuss dif­fer­ent ideas. Usu­al­ly it doesn´t take long until we come up with a con­cept we both like.

So keep your eyes open and fol­low @neubaueyewear on Insta­gram to not miss Jacob Reischel’s take on our collection.

19 Jul 2016 · neubau eyewear