“Which means : an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance, something outstanding of its kind, something excellent. I really love this word not only for its meaning but also for the sound of the word, the sound and the meaning fits perfectly together. For me lollapaloozas are all the outstanding impressions you can find in a completely common environment. We are so used to all these hyper-realistic and artificial images, that sometimes I have the feeling like people just don’t see the “lollapaloozas” of the nature anymore, but there are so many small things that can be so beautiful, like the movement of trees in the wind or the magnificent movements of an elephant walking. At the same time you can use it as a question, Lollapalooza? is it Lollapalooza to modify animals genetically?”
I think Anissa’s products are a bit lollapalooza too. Their ‘being unusual’ it’s what attracted me. This image caught my curiosity…
Can you understand what it is?
Paper! Precious paper! Can you imagine, being in the centre of that room and listen… the amazing-soft and delicate sound that her 3d wall paper can generates? I would love to have it in my apartment. In my mind it recalls the whish of the leaves in the wind! A bit of spring inside every day… my dream!
What is also intriguing is the fact that she is questioning shape, usage and aesthetic. Plus she is also tackling important issues with irony. This makes her products even more original and to the point. She takes such common materials like paper, carpet or concrete and shows how they are special and unique.
Anissa is a young product designer – in progress- originally from Germany. She grew up in a chaotic, multi-cultural family and she’s currently studying Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
My work ethic and methods adhere to ancient and traditional crafts, combining them with her personal view on modernity.