What the hand has once done, the machine now takes over, giving much more space for creative diversity. Working longer with an immaculate degree of perfection Maximilian counterracts, working faster with unmistakable imperfection to find the balance in between.
As a maker and creator, his belief lies in his hands. “The haptic may lead to a bigger imagination, as the head constantly tries to grasp for understanding.” The idea comes conjointly, as the free made object provides certain manufacturing possibilities. These are explored in different ways merging always the three entities.
Trying to understand how all these things are done, in a world in which objects come in plain abundance, it became hard to understand what forms this immersive reality around. By looking closely into each Von Igel forms a collection based on the knowledge gained through the process of practicing the most diverse production techniques. Applying such in unusual ways, experimenting with the machine and its capacities, is what brings discoveries.
Technicus Cabinetus assembles traditional and modern production working techniques into high and low precision manufactured objects.
Listening to, and feeling what the material is telling, is the beginning. Making use of the capacities it offers, the thinking hand then takes place. Production and contemplation form a process of combination in which the head, the hand, and the machine is operating in dialogue. The execution of the items seen involves this trinity and decides on what the product could be.
Through this process, Factoria Von Igel explores the value of the free working hand in an industrial age, in which machines have taken over. By bending their common ways of use, Von Igel seeks alternative outcomes which are then composed into furniture.