Alusi Ephemeral Art
Interior Design

– A universe made of wax –

WACH designstudio was asked by ephemeral Artist Maha Alusi to plan and design the new artist space of Alusi Ephemeral Art in Berlin Kreuzberg – A basement without windows that was former used as storage space by architect Gerkan. The guideline was, to unite candle production, kitchen area, computer workstation, small photography setup and a space for artistic work.

Using left over materials of old candle packagings and the artists material of choice – candle wax – we went to work. Keeping constant track of the artist’s wish to be able to illuminate the space using candle light and the condition to manage the task with as little budget as possible, we included the help of the nearby workshop for handicapped. They were immediately fascinated by the project and supported the undertaking with great commitment. The handicapped performed the task of preparing all parts for the wax dome design – a ceiling construction made of 3000 pieces of wax dipped papers, endless meters of wick, bamboo and leftover packaging material. For the dirty and worn out concrete floor we created a 5 cm thick and robust wax coating. Further we planed a wall and ceiling system to flexibly arrange candle glasses and a center table made out of honeycomb cardboard and wax.

WACH designstudio thanks Mosaik Behindertenwerkstatt Kreuzberg for the fruitful collaboration!

Interior Design: 3D Google Business View
For more information on Maha Alusi visit: Maha Alusi

Scenography 01 by WACH designstudio for Alusi Ephemeral Art Atelier in Berlin Kreuzberg
Scenography 02 by WACH designstudio for Alusi Ephemeral Art Atelier in Berlin Kreuzberg
WACH designstudio interior design for Alusi Ephemeral Art Berlin Wax Floor
WACH designstudio interior design for Alusi Ephemeral Art Berlin Wax Dome
Alusi Ephemeral Art spaceWax Dome DesignMeeting at Alusi Ephemeral Art with center wax table objectLight workshop at Alusi Ephemeral Art with Braunschweig University
Detail of the Wax FloorShooting for Drawing with Flames, Painting with Fruits short filmWall candle holder with Shama the BeautifulHanging of the Wax DomeMixing wax colors for Wax Dome
Clouds and wall candle light illuminationMaking of CloudsAlusi Ephemeral Art at Google Business vViewExperimentes for the Wax Floor