The first edition of the Mono Residency, which is organized together with German Design Graduates, an initiative that supports product design graduates, started at the beginning of 2023. Following a kick-off session in the Mono manufactory in Mettmann in Germany, the ten designers, all of whom graduated between 2018 and 2022, entered a product development phase that lasted several months. To mark the 40th anniversary of Mono Tee, they designed individual pieces inspired by the brand’s iconic teapot. The 4T EXHIBITION shows the results of this cooperation: ten art and design objects that pick up on the materiality and typology of the Mono teapot, while also having the originality and aesthetic power to make their own statement.
With works by: Claire Wildenhues, Justus Hilfenhaus, Elena Kayser, Marie Radke, Julian Ribler, Matthias Gschwendtner, Sascha Huth, Paula Mühlena, Silvio Rebholz as well as BNAG (Oliver-Selim Boualam and Lukas Marstaller)
Talk 24.9. 2–3pm: “Being a designer – yesterday, today, and tomorrow”: Designers from three generations talking about their job
On Sunday, 24 September, Mono invites you to a special talk at the festival headquarters from 2 to 3 pm. Under the title "Being a designer - yesterday, today and tomorrow", three generations of designers (Mikaela Dörfel, Mark Braun, Marie Radke and Silvio Rebholz) will talk about their jobs. The talk will be moderated by journalist Valerie Präkelt.
On the occasion of the Mono Tee anniversary, a Mono Filio teapot will be raffled off among all visitors. To participate in the tombola you can register here. The raffle will take place at the end of the talk (exclusively among visitors on site).