Richard Sapper, Tizio lamp for Artemide, 1972
Richard Sapper, Tizio lamp for Artemide, 1972
Ross Lovegrove, Thermos Flask for Alfi Zitzmann Gmbh, 1988
Ross Lovegrove, Thermos Flask for Alfi Zitzmann Gmbh, 1988
Ettore Sottsass, Carlton bookcase for Memphis, 1981
Ettore Sottsass, Carlton bookcase for Memphis, 1981
Arne Jacobsen, 7 chair for Fritz Hansen, 1955
Arne Jacobsen, 7 chair for Fritz Hansen, 1955
Egon Eiermann, Eiermann table for Richard Lampert, 1965
Egon Eiermann, Eiermann table for Richard Lampert, 1965

We have visited director of Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden Tulga Beyerle in her office in Pillnitz and talked about some of her interesting design pieces she has there.

Co-Founder of Vienna Design Week, curator, writer and our very good friend Tulga Beyerle has directed Dresden museum since 2013. She has already organized and curated three innovative shows including our very own Okolo Offline Two. We were impressed by her office with the view on the garden and nearby Elbe river. We also found very nice design objects there. So we talked about them little bit.

Why do you have Tizio lamp at the table?

It was in the room, when I arrived here. I love it therefor kept it. Tizio is a classic with great unexpected solutions in detail – like the almost button like connections.

What about German architect Egon Eiermann's table?

I learned about Egon Eiermann from my design history professor Francois Burkhardt and through his recommendation I had the chance to meet Eiermann's first wife, in a flat full of his furniture! Luckily there is Richard Lampert, reproducing this great metal construction with beautiful table tops, so simple and so great. And I have to thank Richard, that I didn’t order the 120 version – would have drowned in papers!

The Carlton bookcase is very impressive.

I loved Memphis when I was still a student and then I had to find my distance, probably like all of us, who started to define themselves in the eighties. Still can not look at me and my outfit back then! But now, more than a quarter of a century later, it was surprising to find it here in Pillnitz, this amazing baroque castle and gives my office a wonderful something.

Do you like this thermo flask by Lovegrove?

What a surprise to find it in that museum - and we have more!! The thermos flask was a big surprise and learning for me - make the hidden be the glamorous cover!