Pollmeier magazine: How do you feel at the end of the process – such as with contract work, when you submit everything? Is that difficult?
Moritz Putzier: Actually, I don't simply hand everything over just like that. It's still one of my projects, even if I've been working on it for someone else. And when both sides are satisfied with the results, then even the end of the project can give you a good feeling.
Pollmeier magazine: You've now worked with the material intensively over a long period of time. What's your impression of BauBuche?
Moritz Putzier: I think that the main strength of BauBuche lies in its versatile and particularly material-saving applications, as well as its simple processing. And last but not least, it's unique surface finish which is very "now". In the fields of design and architecture, a surface can constitute a real special feature.
"Good design creates a bridge between humans and their environment".
Pollmeier magazine: As a product designer, you work a lot with design and style. What constitutes a good design for you?
Moritz Putzier: Design can do a lot of things: for example, it can open up new opportunities, contribute to research, develop solutions to problems, help (people), have an aesthetic and formal purpose, tell a story, act as a critique, etc. But in summary, the objective of design, and one that covers all of these aspects, in my opinion, should be to create a bridge between humans and their environment.
Pollmeier magazine: The table and bench set is complete, and it even has a name: LEVO. The name is Latin for "I elevate". So, what's next for you?
Moritz Putzier: I'm currently working on a collection of lamps due to be presented in February. And I've also founded a small label together with Pascal Howe, called ACME SUPPLiES, where we want to present and sell our own work as well as that of other designers. But firstly, I'm heading to Portugal, where I'll be working as a Designer in Residency on a porcelain project for a long-established brand.