Alexander Esslinger | Köln | Since 2009 | Employees 5

Alexander Esslinger
Kyffhäuserstrasse 7, 50674 Köln, Germany
Phone +49 (0)177 4812322


Exhibition scenographers, Product designers
Alexander Esslinger

The business graduate, Managing Director and founder of dua has made it to his
task to manufacture products from young name designers in Germany and to exploit
them nationally and internationally.

„With my work, I want to put products and personality on the market. And this thought extends into to the production. Therefore we follow the principle of short ways, according to economic and ecological balance, and personal contact.“

„When I catch sight of a good design, I want to explore its genesis. Where did the idea come from? What kind of materials are worked up and why? Every concept is related to man. Either the one for whom it was conceived, or the one who created it. I want to tell one detail of this story. Tell, how these designs „grew up“.“

Sebastian Däschle

The founder and art director of dua creates furniture as well as stage design and beyond that is part of the interdisciplinary group „crucible”.

hitchhiking sience“

„broad aim, without any illusions or expectations, but wide awake for the things to come. Call it coincidence, call it destiny, ... be open-minded and prepared.“

Arne Amtsfeld

Arne Amtsfeld is a skilled mechanic and qualified designer. His working areas
are manifold. Apart from furniture, he is also developing a electric supported
load bike. A visionary idea of urban mobility for the future.

What‘s your way of creating?
„three-dimensional is best! - with my hands - with my brain - to build models - to vary them - to reject them - to discuss them - to get inspired - to try out- to sketch - to take some pictures - to composite them - 3D / CAD - to extract - to flesh out - to elaborate - ( and go back to the beginning......) often it‘s just the combination of everything.“

What‘s important for you?
„To have the right passion for the next project, because passion is my greattest stimulus for new ideas.“

„born to shape!“

Tobias Juretzek

Tobias Juretzek studied furniture design and exhibition architecture. His design not only reflects formal aspects but also considers the virtues of things. His projects were exhibited on numerous fairs and exhibitions.

„I think the background of things forms the design. It‘s the virtues of the designer which rise the prototype. Thus the things gain a character and that‘s whatmakes them so interesting.“

Christian Poppel

Christian Poppel designs shops, cafés and bars with his studio „cpms”. Rooms and furniture - rooms in furniture.

„Not the view on furniture in particular and on products in general, but their use makes them full accessible - some of them already contextualized with their surroundings, but never without their user.“


The dua collection combines ideas from name designers, who each have their own conception of thinking and working. dua gives an insight into their basic research and creative powers. The production is developed from the principle of short ways, according to an economic and ecological balance, and personal contact. So recent computer-aided operations are paired with specific workmanship. dua attaches great importance to the storyline of a design. To emphasize this purpose, we cooperate with our broadly based network: the dua connection. It is composed of designers, choreographers and dancers, directors and actors as well as photographers, video artists and musicians. With this network, dua realises your individual ideas.


April 2010
Exhibition, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Presentation of the movavle lamp, Milan

March 2010
Exhibition, Blickfang 10, Stuttgart

January 2010
Prototype, Yps Table by Christian Poppel

Cologne Design Week, dua presents Christian Poppels latest design: the Yps table.

January 2010
Exhibition, designersfair 10, Köln

October 2009
Exhibition, Neue Räume 09, Zurich

September 2009
red dot award: communication design 2009

August 2009
Stage design: Opera d‘efecta

In August 2009, dua planned and built the stage setting for the Opera d‘efecta production of the interdisciplinary group “crucible”. In addition, a temporary jazz club was launched to accompany the play.

August 2009
Exhibition: Designwalk@Promenade du Port, Sardinia

In the summer of 2009 dua showcased the „movale lamp“ by Sebastian Däschle in collaboration with the Milanese gallery Rossana Orlandi at Porto Gervo, Sardinia.

Stage scenery, temporary showroom, temporary jazz club, Konstanz

Guesthouse for Documenta, Project Kasbah, House Liane, Kassel

Exhibition, „das fremde zimmer“, furniture fair, Milan