Jan Omer Fack (contact) is a designer living and working in Berlin. Starting as a graphic designer, he shifted to a more three dimensional approach with furniture and spatial design. Researching concepts, materials and techniques are an important part of his studio. As a result A Modern View (website) was founded, which focuses on modern furniture restoration.
Colour research for the restoration of Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand furniture. It’s not enough to have the composition of the original colours: over time, the same color fades in different ways, even on the same piece of furniture. So every shade has to be matched to blend in the touch ups.
2015Prototype GRID chair
A set of 4 prototypes, all variations on the same concept. Developed and produced during a residency in Belgium. All chairs share the same grid, a grid that can be used in endless variations, independently from the materials used.
2017Exhibition design, Helsinki / New York
Design and execution in collaboration with finnish artist duo ensæmble (website) for their exhibition in Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The group exhibition ‘fashion after Fashion’ focuses on commissioned, site-sensitive installations to explore the concept of fashion beyond clothing. (more info) For the display structures a modular system was developed, easy adjustable to the sculptures it needs to support.
2016Prototype HKI chair
Already since the seventies, Enzo Mari (interview) was working on the concept of DIY design with the publication of Autoprogettazione. With this HKI chair, I give this concept an update tho create an awareness of design, environment and durability.
2016Concept store design for JNBY, Hangzhou
Space and furniture design for JNBY's new kids wear line Pomme de Terre in collaboration with finnish artist duo ensæmble. (website)
ONGOINGModern furniture restoration & research
Modern furniture restoration specialised in 20th century design. Clients range from private collectors and galleries, to brands as Vitra, Artek and Knoll. (website)
ONGOINGOnbetaalbaar creators collective
Since 2012 I'm a member of ONBETAALBAAR (priceless), a research project born out of love for objects. It’s at the same time a workshop and a think tank, a place where cabinet makers, upholsterers, writers, philosophers, handymen, product designers, restorers, graphic designers – workers and thinkers – meet each other in a materialism with emotion. (website)