Artifacts with heart & soul

WACH designstudio is René Wach and his international network of dedicated craftsmen, producers and professionals.

For René design is a process of fusing mind-sets and techniques of design, craft and art and to break with conventional restrictions of classic design. Central to his approach is the goal to establish a dialogue between material and process and to create results of depth that reflect upon their process of making. Learning, unlearning and relearning is René’s method of choice to keep a comprehensive perspective and to meet his constant ambition to craft results that are not low cost / no value.

His field of work covers design, photography and film and allows for comprehensive cross-media projects.

René Wach from WACH designstudio

Projects

WACH designstudio | March 2015 – current

  • PRODUCT DESIGN / PHOTOGRAPHY / FILM in Berlin & around the world.

Interior, Product & Graphic Design
– Alusi Ephemeral Art – | 2013 – current

  • Interior Design
  • Instructing in-house handmade candle manufacturing
  • R&D/CAD: Wax powder press machine
  • Development: candle Product ‘Pebble’ and Shama Candle Holder
  • In-house photography, film & editing
  • Layout, typesetting, trailer, website for the book ‘Moments of Happiness’ – Randomhouse – March 2015
  • Website design & Implementation

Designer & Photographer
– Vietcraft & Hanoi Design Centre – | July – Sept 2013

  • Design of Basket & Glassware items in collaboration with local craftsmen
  • Photography and Film documentation
  • Photos for web-shop
  • Setting up permanent photo studio

Product Designer
– Montessori School Berlin – | July – Sept 2012

  • Furniture Design for Computer Lounge
  • Planning documentation

Product Designer
– Andreas Bergmann Design – | June – Sept 2012 / April – August 2011

  • Visualization 2D & 3D
  • DW-TV Set-Design – Planing & Design (Arab Talk, Sternstunde, Blue Box)

Product Designer
– Maha Alusi – | June – Sept 2012

  • Candle design
  • Candle packaging design
  • CAD and Visualization 2D & 3D

Product Designer and Founder
– MadeReal – | 2012 – current

  • Project management
  • Design manifest and prototype collection
  • Collaboration with swedish and german craftsmen
  • M.A. Project

Product Designer
– Lista Office – | January – February 2012

  • Developing awarded Eden document holder
  • Product maturity

Product Designer
– VW-Design Centre Potsdam – | March – Nov 2010

  • City Mobility 2020
  • Concept, Design & Prototyping of ‘Stadtkoffer’

Photographer
Berlin-Fashion Week | Mercedes | July 2009

  • Red Carpet, Mask, Catwalk

Product Designer
– Andreas Bergmann Design – | April – September 2009

  • Tableware concept and design
  • WMF & CarlMertens

Exhibition Design
– 100 Best Posters – | January – May 2009

  • Concept, Design & Implementation (Frank Michels & René Wach)

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