Designer Michael Rem is based in Berlin and graduated from the University of Fine Arts Saarbrücken, Germany in 2009. He worked on several projects for renowned design companies before opening his own studio in 2012 and his first collaboration with Gejst in 2017.
Michael says: “Being a designer means absorbing all of the daily influences that life offers endlessly, and consciously experiencing it. All the sounds, colours, forms and events are mixed together in the subconscious with your personality and emotions, so that all of this can be combined to form something new: A new idea which is extracted from the absorbed old and comes back to the surface of the conscious as images of new products. This is what I term the new simple.”
Michael has already won and been nominated for numerous design awards in his career so far. Most notably, he received a German Design Award in 2017 for his Molekyl Candleholder design.
Gejst was founded in the Danish town of Odense in 2013 with a passion for making attractive, sustainable design that will last the test of time.
Gejst means excitement and enthusiasm in English. From the start, the goal of the company has been to challenge traditional approaches to design to make a collection full of bold and playful objects. Each bringing an instant attraction and passion that’s hard to explain but easy to feel.
Focusing on functional design and high quality materials, Gejst takes a normal product, looks at the need to be fulfilled, then strips it down to come up with something thrilling. Multifunctional and thought through to the smallest detail, you decide the final design and how it will be used.
Each design is a testament to this approach and is is their way of bringing gejst into homes all around the world.