The project „moorwerk“ represents the tradition of northern German moorland culture by bringing together a new material, old craftsmanship and modern design.

In the 18th century, peat farmers lived in Lower Saxony‘s unspoilt moorland under poorest conditions. The bog oak was therefore of particular importance to them. After the trees had died and been preserved for thousands of years in the bog, their wood turned deep black. My developed process accelerates the natural process industrially. The oak reacts with the moor water and colours it due to the chemical reaction. The design of the furniture is based on the chairs typical for this region at that time, whose characteristic seat was usually woven with rushes.
They represent the unique history of the moorland and serve as an identity anchor for the further development of North German cultural awareness.

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Jan Christian Schulz


Exhibited at Milan Design Week, 2018, Milan, Young Talents at Handwerksform, 2018, Hanover and Ideen-Boulevard, 2017, Hanover

Awarded: ein&zwanzig by Rat für Formgebung

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