MANTIS

Produced by Vertigo Bird
, 2010

Mantis is an elegantly simplified variant of the iconic desk lamp, made of lightly stained solid maple. The lamp uses energy-saving LEDs placed with precision to provide a natural like warm white light emanating from a hollowed out wooden fixture. The simplified usability comes through in the mechanical principle which relies on gravity to fix an aluminum tube that has been inserted through a wooden stem attached to its base. With this minimalist principle in mind one can effortlessly swing and adjust the height displaying the intended delicate balance, lightness and playfulness of the design. In its symbiosis of clear lines, the natural character of the wood, the colourfull accent of the textile cable and coated aluminum tube, Mantis is a timeless piece to compliment any modern home and office interior.

Material: maple wood. Colour: blue. Light source: 7.7W, warm white LED’s included.

Winner of the red dot design award 2012.

Project assistant: Clémentine Caurier

WORK

Produced by Gejst
Produced by Gejst
Produced by RIG-TIG
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Johanson
Produced by WON
ROB
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Johanson
Produced by RIG-TIG
Produced by WON
Produced by Guoyang
Produced by Müller
Produced by Johanson
Produced by Prostoria
Produced by Normann Copenhagen
Produced by Schönbuch
Produced by Prostoria
Produced by Normann Copenhagen
Produced by Schönbuch
Produced by Hem
Produced by BSR
Produced by Mater
Produced by Zero
Produced by Vertigo Bird
Prototype
LUC
Prototype
Produced by Scantex
Produced by Böwer
Prototype
Prototype
Produced by ANTA
Produced by ALNO
L2
Prototype
Produced by LoeweVonAppen

NEWS

  • September 2018
    Two novelties for Gejst
    Please welcome two new products that we designed for Danish brand Gejst - our wall shelf NIVO and the cutting board GALET with ceramic bowls.
  • February 2018
    Johanson at Stockholm Furniture Fair
    New members of our ROB family for Johanson Design will be launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair from February 06-10 2018. Discover the news at stand A20.18.
  • January 2018
    New product for WON at imm in Cologne
    Our new CALIBRE side tables are now part of the WON collection lounged at imm Furniture Fair Cologne in January. CALIBRE. Quiet yet at full volume. Basic shape of the cylinder, with each part proportioned according to its function.  
  • September 2017
    Best of German Interior Design
    We feel honored to have been selected for the new book 'Best of German Interior Design' by DISTANZ Verlag. The publication introduces the 50 most renowned German designers and 50 leading German producers of home interior products. Published by Christian Boros, Florian Langenscheidt, Olaf Salié and Axel Schramm.
  • November 2016
    SEAM receives its third design award
    Good news from last week: SEAM for Prostoria is winner of the Golden Key Award in the category best contract furniture at this years Belgrade furniture fair.

STUDIO

Design means everyday culture. It helps us to enjoy and simplify life. We are fascinated by the process that starts with an idea, becomes substance and hopefully results in a long and pleasurable use for its qualities. That’s how we understand reasonability and sustainability.

Böttcher & Kayser is a Berlin-based studio working in the fields of consumer product, furniture, lighting and interior design. It was founded in 2007 and is running today by Moritz Böttcher and Nikolaus Kayser. The studio is working with international brands such as ANTA, Böwer, freistil by ROLF BENZ, Gejst, Johanson, Mater, Normann Copenhagen, Prostoria, RIG-TIG, Schönbuch, Vertigo Bird, WON and Zero. 

While still in their studies they won the iF design award and red dot product design awards. Since founding the studio they were honoured with some of the most prestigious awards, such as several red dot and iF design awards, the Interior Innovation Award and the red dot „best of the best“. Their projects have been published in books and magazines around the world.

Moritz Böttcher (1978) graduated as a industrial designer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover in cooperation with Dornbracht. He worked at npk industrial design in Hamburg and the Netherlands, Barskidesign in Frankfurt and from 2006 to 2008 for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin.

Nikolaus Kayser (1978) is a qualified carpenter and studied industrial design at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel. After his diploma he worked for three years as a designer at wiege Entwicklungsgesellschaft. His focus there was in the field of high-quality office furniture, especially on chairs for the German manufacture Wilkhahn.

CLIENTS

AWARDS

  • 2016  Golden Key Award "Best contract furniture" for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  iF product design award for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  Interior Innovation Award for SEAM produced by Prostoria
  • 2015  Good Design award for Oil & Vinegar produced by Magisso
  • 2015  German Design Award Nominee for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2014  German Design Award Nominee for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2013  red dot product design award "Best of the Best" for NEW ORDER produced by BSR
  • 2012  red dot product design award for MANTIS produced by Vertigo Bird
  • 2011  red dot product design award for NAMU produced by Böwer
  • 2010  Europe 40 Under 40 by European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
  • 2007  red dot product design award for COOKISLAND produced by ALNO
  • 2006  Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award special mention for L2
  • 2006  iF concept award for MAKKINA
  • 2005  red dot product design award for PIZZONI produced by LoeweVonAppen
  • 2005  iF product design award for PIZZONI produced by LoeweVonAppen

PUBLICATIONS

  • Best of German Interior Design, Gestalten Verlag, Germany, September  2017
  • Berlin Design Digest, Slanted Publishers, Germany, April 2017
  • Atrium magazine, Germany, January 2016
  • Objects: Handle with Care, Trademark Publishing, Germany, 2015
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, October 2015
  • arcade magazine, Germany, March/April 2015
  • HÄUSER magazine, Germany, February/March 2015
  • design report magazine, Germany, February 2015
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, September 2014
  • LIVING magazine, Italy, June 2014
  • LUXUS WOHNEN magazine, Germany, May/June 2014
  • A&W Architektur & Wohnen magazine, Germany, April/May 2014
  • ARCHITECTURE DIGEST Choice magazine, Germany, February 2014
  • CASA LIVING magazine, South Korea, October 2013
  • ELLE Decoration magazine, The Netherlands, September 2013
  • ICON magazine, United Kingdom, February 2013
  • MODERN DECORATION HOME magazine, South Korea, April 2012
  • design report magazine, Germany, February 2012
  • LUX, Lamps and Lights, Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 2011
  • zitty Berlin, The Design Book 2011/2012, Germany, June 2011
  • Atrium magazine, Germany, May/June 2011
  • LICHT+WOHNEN magazine, Germany, April/May 2011
  • Quality magazine, Germany, February 2011
  • WOHNREVUE magazine, Switzerland, January 2011
  • LIVING ART magazine, South Korea, January 2011
  • bob magazine, South Korea, December 2010
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, June 2010
  • RUM magazine, Sweden, January 2010
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, December 2009
  • smart homes magazine, Germany, September/October 2009
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Germany, September 2009
  • ELLE Decoration magazine, Germany, September 2009
  • STYLEPARK magazine, Germany, Summer 2009
  • Schöner Wohnen magazine, Germany, August 2009
  • 1000 new eco designs, Laurence King Publishing, Great Britain, 2009
  • arcarde magazine, Germany, May/June 2009
  • H.O.M.E magazine, Germany, May 2008

CONTACT

BÖTTCHER & KAYSER
PRODUCT DESIGN

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D-10439 Berlin

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Photo credits:
Rüdiger Dägling, Amos Fricke, Steffen Jänicke, Jan Kopetzsky,
Andreas Körner, Rudi Schmutz and Pascale Sopha.