(jiří macek) The Berlin-based brand of Nachtacht was founded two years ago by three young designers who wanted to implement their ideas of contemporary design in their own production during their free time (nacht acht means ‘after eight’ in German). The simple construction principle of furniture, lights, and wood as the essential materials rank them side by side with designers from the London-based studio of Okay, the Belgian A1 studio, and the French brand of Moustache. In short, the world of ordinary objects, natural materials, and simple lines is now experiencing an extraordinary comeback.
The founders of Nachtacht, Mark Bergold, Julian Jaede, and Martin Schmidt, based their collection on connecting timber slabs by means of sheet metal, thus creating simple attributes for their pieces – furniture pieces, lights, and accessories. One can recognize their work through the use of pure lines, simple application, and the combination of natural wood with striking colors. A closer inspection reveals a range of ingenious details. The floor lamp is a materialized image of balance as a result of the influence of antithetic lines of force. Tripods represent a table, a lamp, and a stool. The legs of a desk reflect a prospective loading range. The inconspicuous Nachtacht tags are a simple abbreviation of the purpose of the individual pieces. Even though they bear the charm of construction and a do-it-yourself approach to production, the platitude with which they turn up in an age of composite technologies is captivating and beautiful.
Nachacht kollektion, design: Nachacht, foto: Jens Schwangel