Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing teamed up during their studies in product design at Bauhaus-University in Weimar.
45 Kilo was founded in 2007 and started with a series of furniture in classical forms. Since then they worked on numerous projects and products, which they continuously presented on international shows and fairs. Next to furniture design, 45 Kilo works in the fields of graphic, exhibition and interior design.
Their process and production-orientation approach reflects in the aesthetics of their design which combines capabilities of industry and craftsmanship. Most of their products are distributed directly over 45 Kilo, especially in furniture the company works closely together with Thuringian craftsmanship and medium-sized businesses to produce high grade furniture to size.
Together with Laura Straßer and Daniel Burchard they founded "MY BAUHAUS IS BETTER THAN YOURS" in 2009, a series of exhibitions showing works of young designers from Germany. In 2011 the platform became a label for furniture, design, photography and other objects of desire, with diverse exhibitions and events in Milan, Beirut and Berlin. Clients:
Bauhaus.Transferzentrum Design, Weimar
Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Gedenkstätte Buchenwald, Weimar
Hier War Goethe Nie Apartment, Weimar
H-H Furniture, Dortmund
The Hansen Family, Dortmund
Galerie E 105, Bonn
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
Palomar 5, Berlin
ab&d Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
SOTO store, Berlin
Juicy Panic store, Berlin
Shining Festival, Chiemsee
Nachtdigital Festival, Olganitz
Soundframe Festival, Vienna
Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, Milan
Carwan Gallery, Beirut
The Future Perfect, New York