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  • Company
    Nina Mair, Austria
  • Lead Designer
    Nina Mair
  • Design Team
    Stefanie Budweiser
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  • Other credit
    Photos By: Markus Bstieler, Peter Philipp

Shell is made of genuine, hand-polished and oiled walnut. It is carved from a solid block of aromatic walnut using a precision CNC milling machine. The final form is refined, polished and oiled by hand many more times. The exact production process includes precise positioning of every corner and curve, and the ergonomic optimisation of every radius and incline. The sophisticated drain and overflow lie flush with the surface, disappearing into its form. The atmospheric and warm wood produces an exceptionally aesthetic enjoyment.

Nina Mair is a Innsbruck / Austria based designer and architect. She studied architecture at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and graduated in 2006. In this year she founded together with two partners the design studio Pudelskern, which she led until 2012. Since 2012 Nina Mair is working by herself as product designer and architect in her own studio. The designer is known for her narrative design and contemporary style. Her work draws from her passion and enthusiasm for materials, handicraft and various industrial production techniques.

Photo Credit: Nina Mair
Credits: Photos by: Markus Bstieler, Peter Philipp