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2019 / Transportation / Nautical/Boats / Professional

Lounge boats

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Transportation/Nautical/Boats
  • Company
    Studio Wehberg, Germany
  • Lead Designer
    Max Wehberg
  • Design Team
    Studio Wehberg, Joachim von Ketelhodt, Henning Gaulke
  • Client
    Volkswagen Autostadt GmbH
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Construction & Realization: Thorsten Meindl

Design and development of lounge boats as part of the 'Cool Summer Island' event that annually takes place on and around a floating island in the harbor basin of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. Since 2014 the electronically operated boats are a big highlight of the six-week summer festival. The boats are controlled by joystick, equipped with a classic teak deck, a stainless steel railing and GRP molded parts. Storage compartment in the steering position. Accessories: 1 armchair + 2 stools by Verzelloni, series 'Zoe', 1 parasol. Measures: 3.20 meters wide, 5.40 meters in length

Studio Wehberg from Hamburg designs products, objects, stage sets, creates spaces and generates public art installations. Archetypal and associative power characterize Max Wehberg's designs. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of designs and projects have been realized in collaboration with his team, which have attracted international attention and have won many awards. An interdisciplinary approach is typical for their work. Studio Wehberg's portfolio includes one-off and series products for 'Living & Office Spaces', industrial products for indoor and outdoor use and exclusive L to XXL objects.

Other prizes
2018 Stahlinnovationspreis, Finalist Best of Steel-Design 2017 German Design Award Gold 2017 German Design Award Winner 2016 Iconic Awards Interior Innovation Best of Best 2015 Red Dot Design Award Winner, Category Urban Design 2015 Stahlinnovationspreis, Best of Stahl im Bauwesen 2009 Red Dot Design Award Winner, Category Urban Design 2009 Red Dot Design Award Winner, Category Urban Design

Photo Credit: Studio Wehberg
Credits: Construction & realization: Thorsten Meindl