After completing her training as an exhibition designer at the Ortweinschule, Graz, Tanja Seiner went on to study product design and scenography at the State School for Media Art & Design Karlsruhe under Volker Albus, Werner Aisslinger, Jurgen Bey, Andreas Voigt. From 2007–2010 she worked as a senior designer and project manager for Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop in Berlin, designing and managing projects for clients in the furniture and consumer goods industry (Magis, Vitra, Groupe SEB et al.), as well as editions and spatial installations for design galleries and museums (Galerie Kreo, MUDAM Luxembourg, MARTa Herford, MAK Wien et al.). As a lecturer for product design at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (2010–2015) she taught practice-based design courses and interdisciplinary courses within the department of art history and philosophy. Since 2014, she is assistant curator at Lothringer13 Halle, a municipal institution for international contemporary art in Munich. With KOOPERATIVE GROSSSTADT, a Munich housing co-operative founded in 2015, she conceives and organizes events and interventions in public space all relating to the topics of architectural qualities that foster a cooperative and multifaceted urban life. In 2015 she initiated the project Pet Market, which first opened as part of the DMY International Design Festival Berlin. The publication Pet Market was published in 2016.

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Pet Market Publication

The publication documents the Pet Market Berlin exhibition in numerous pictures and includes texts by Volker Albus, Marvin Altner, Tanja Seiner and an interview with Ulrike Neurath.

PET MARKET
Tanja Seiner, Oliver Vogt (Ed.)
ISBN 978-3-945824-03-0
108 pages
€ 10,- + shipping

order: mail@petmarket.world

2016

Pet Market

Pet Market explores the complex and diverse relationships between pets and humans from a design perspective and provides suggestions and outlooks for their shared living spaces. On the occasion of DMY – International Design Festival Berlin, Pet Market inaugurated at the erstererster gallery in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg area in June 2015. Pet Market is an invitation to be inspired while shopping, to be attracted to and seduced by, but also to question and discuss the products on display.

Participating designers:
Volker Albus, Leo Berger, Ayzit Bostan, Charlotte Enders, Christof Flötotto, Sven Funcke, Martí Guixé, Dominik Hehl, Christine Herdin, Sophie Herzberg, Nathalie Indra, Silvia Knüppel, Max Kosoric, Dietrich Luft, Christoph Medicus, Jennifer Meyer, Sanne Pawelzyk, Peter Schäfer, Corinna Seeger, Olaf Val, Katharina Wahl

Concept & exhibition design: Tanja Seiner

Photos: Anja Köhne

www.petmarket.world

2015

Press Reviews:

“Tanja Seiner’s Pet Market happens to be an inventive cutting edge design project as well as a crowd pleaser.” Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Huffington Post

“An intelligently thought through project…Pet Market works at both a design theory and design practice level, can however also be enjoyed for the objects on display and what they are, with no need to search for a deeper meaning, a fact which, when combined with the uncomplicated shop-style exhibition design, makes Pet Market an eminently accessible and highly enjoyable exhibition around a subject to which only very few of us rarely give even a modicum of thought.” Alasdair Thompson, Smow Blog

Open Table

KOOPERATIVE GROSSSTADT is a recently founded housing co-operative in Munich that also serves as a platform for events and interventions all relating to the topics of architectural quality standards as well as urban living. In January 2016, a symposium with more than 20 invited “experts” – architects, residents, politicians, project developers, designers, artists – took place at the Lothringer13 Halle in Munich. With more than 300 visitors at the “Open Table”, visions and ideas for improved town planning and residential housing construction in favour of a versatile and open city were exchanged, and it was determined how these ideas for a cooperative urban life can be realised.

Concept & organisation in collaboration with KOOPERATIVE GROSSSTADT eG

www.kooperative-grossstadt.de

Photos: Jörg Koopmann

2016

 

Interventionen

Exhibition display for models, prototypes and sketches that were created within the context of the design project „Another Cup of Tea“. On occasion of the annual „Interventionen“ exhibition at the regional council Kassel, artists and designers were invited to provide insights to their current work. The photographs of mixing fluids were created by Selina Schwank.

Installation photos: Robin Stummvoll

2014

Another Cup of Tea

A series of concepts and designs on contemporary tea culture were developed for WMF AG.

Inspired by bombillas for drinking mate, this glass bombilla with a clip-on metal sieve is perfect for drinking cocktails or making infusions from fresh or dried ingredients such as herbs, fruits or spices. A recipe book whets the appetite and inspires to develop one’s own creations.
Chai Pot allows for spices to be ground directly in the cast iron pot before adding milk, water, tea and sugar to make chai masala. The ready chai can be poured directly into the cup: the spices are filtered by the integrated removable sieve.
Teabell is a kitchen aid for measuring the time for brewing tea or for cooking. Inspired by a gong, a bobbin hits a floating metal plate when the tea or meal is ready. It can be used as a lid on top of the cup or left on the saucer.

Cooperation with teilchenbeschleuniger

2011–2013

Easy Frame

Easy Frame is a patented system for the quick and easy mounting of canvas and paper on a stretcher-frame without any additional tools. Slotted wooden bars are connected to plastic corners and are fixated with metal pins.

Cooperation with Tim Mackerodt, Andreas Munk

Client: Hahnemühle

2013

 

Germines

For the exhibition RES PUBLICA/RES PRIVATA, the glass façade of the gallery L40 Berlin was transformed into a thriving scenery of microbes during night-time. The growth of the microorganisms could be observed from the crossroads Rosa-Luxemburgstrasse/Torstrasse – a busy part of Berlin, which reflects the growth and transformation of the illustrated microcosm. The exhibition was curated by Susanne Prinz.

Concept, design: Tanja Seiner
Programming: Daniel van Westen
Installation photo: Frederick Vidal

2012

Mini-T

Size and function of Mini-T are reduced to the essentials: Due to its slot that is accessible from two sides, slices of bread in different shapes and sizes can be toasted. Bread does not get stuck, no crumbles are gathering inside.

Collaboration with Dominik Hehl

2010

First Supper

In her position as designer and project manager for Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop in Berlin (2007-2010), Tanja Seiner was in charge of projects for the furniture and consumer goods industry, and the conception and realization of editions and spatial installations for design galleries and museums. The here shown installation „First Supper“ at the MAK Vienna (2008) was created on site by melting polycapralactone wax. It provided the functional basis for a public dinner to discuss the idea of an „amateur society“.

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www.jerszyseymour.com

Minimal

Crisp sound that has fallen under the hammer at the christmas auction of erstererster gallery, Berlin. Pared-down minimalist style gingerbread that that comes without icing or decoration.

2008

Pacman

Pacman is a soft armchair with large overhanging arms, which can be expanded and retracted. It is a buffer for noisy surroundings and functions as a temporary retreat, for example in open space offices. It offers the possibility to change perspective, to retreat for a short while, relax or concentrate.

2007