Feuerwerksspieler is designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mono tea product line. In a coordinated choreography, tiny explosions ignite as a gentle and delicate fireworks display under the glass domes of Mono Tea, the most striking elements of Tassilo von Grolman's design classic.
Similar to a record player, Feuerwerkspieler tries to enhance the ambiance of it surroundings in a pleasing way.
Fireworks during the opening at Lobe Block in Berlin
Unlike ordinary fireworks that seek to impress with their power and strength, I tried to give this tabletop firework a modest character while still retaining the elements that fascinate: Sparks, smoke and the smell of burnt black powder. The object is designed to repeat the show as many times as desired after recharging the firework magazines.
The technical set-up was designed in collaboration with pyrotechnician Ruben Günther.
Mono factory visit
The object was designed along with nine other works. All participants were invited to deconstruct, recontextualize, play with and intervene in the materials of the Mono teapots and their iconic appearance to develop new perspectives on the design classic.