Berlin-based Johanna Dehio has released a series of furniture based on makeshift solutions, playing up our tendency to stack, lean and perch in a series of participatory products. A favorite is "Wandwinkel," or wall-angles, a sideboard and mirror that lean against the wall at an angle that makes them just stable. A similar gesture, "Kleiderstiele," or clothing-sticks, is a boiled-down coat rack—a broomstick to hold garments.
"Hockerbank," or stool-bench, and "Drahtbank," or wire-bench, are seating and table systems based on stacking. In Hockerbank, the stools fit into the tables, inspired by makeshift seating where a plank-like surface is laid over any supports available. In Drahtbank, metal frames are made for real scrap planks to fit in, locking the tables to the chairs in infinite variations,
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.