Initial illumination workshops

Illuminated Initial Workshops
What is it about?
The illuminated initial means a higly decorative letter as well as a gilded letter that appears as the first for example in the text. Metaphorically, the illuminated initial means clarifying, throwing light on, explaining, from a technical point of view, it means using gold and other precious metal in order to enrich and to make more beautiful the letter, and it is strongly connected with brigtness and glittering.
During the workshops the participants are going to create a medieval style initial using Lombardic uncial letter. They”ll try to compose their own letter and to decorate it wiht gothic leaves and flowers. They’ll be taught how to paint with tempera, i.e. a method of painting with pigments dispersed in an emulsion miscible with water and how to use two methods of gilding – a matt one and a gloss one.
The two days are going to be hosted by the artist calligrapher Grzegorz Barasiński.
Price per person: 200€
Two days, includes materials and snacks.
Limited number of participants.
tel: +49 0()30 241 74 500


chmara.rosinke design exhibition

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Ania Rosinke und Maciej Chmara haben Innenarchitektur, Raum & Designstrategien sowie Architektur in Gdansk, Linz und Wien studiert. Ihre Entwürfe zeichnen sich durch Einfachheit, ökologisches Bewusstsein sowie durch eine poetische Formensprache aus, welche die Objekte jeweils auf Archetypen zurückführt.
In ihren Überlegungen sind ganz bewusst verschiedene sensorische Aspekte Haptik, Geruch, Akustik miteinander verknüpft und es wird die Frage gestellt, wie viel Schlichtheit, Humor und Sinnlichkeit ein Objekt braucht.
chmara.rosinke gehören zu den bekanntesten jungen Designern Europas. Die Projekte des Duos sind nicht auf klassische Innenarchitektur oder Produktdesign beschränkt, viele der Arbeiten entstehen im konzeptuellen Bereich in Kooperation mit Museen oder Kunstgalerien.
Im Scriptorium Berlin, vom 18. November bis zum 6. Dezember, wird eine Kunstwerke-Auswahl aus den letzten Jahre gezeigt, welche den grafischen Ansatz bei der Gestaltung räumlicher Objekte zeigen.


Ania Rosinke und Maciej Chmara were both born in Gdynia, Poland and studied interior design, architecture and design strategy in Gdansk, Linz and Vienna. interior architecture, interior and design strategies and architecture in Gdansk, Linz and Vienna. Their designs are remarkable for their simplicity, ecological awareness and a poetic language of forms that traces the objects back to their archetypes.

Different sensory aspects are quite consciously linked together in their ideas – haptics, sense of smell, acoustics – and pose the question as to how much simplicity, humour and sensuousness an object needs. It is often only after interaction that their “still” creations become utility objects and thus a dynamic experience. The studio projects are always embedded in the differentiated context of design, art and architecture and are formed on the basis of functional as well as socio-cultural aspects.

chmara.rosinke belong to the well known young designers in Europe.
Their projects are not only inspired by classical interior and product design, but a lot of their creations emerge in conceptual spaces in cooperation with museum and art galleries.

In Scriptorium Berlin, from November 18th until December 6th, a selection of design pieces will be exhibited, showing the graphic approach in the design of spatial objects.