German designer Martin Schuster (aka Lang) is something of a creative polymath. He’s recently completed a masters in visual communication at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar, where he’s been engaged in a variety of design practices, from graphic to product design and seemingly everything else in between. During his studies he was employed by BUREAU Mario Lombardo, where he worked extensively on some of their projects for Gestalten Verlag (including one of my favourite monographs, The Tender Spot) and since graduating he’s been slaving away building up his own concept brand Manere, specialising in luxury products and furniture.
In Manere, Martin has total creative freedom, designing everything from the products themselves to promotional materials and the brand identity. Some might argue that too much creative freedom is a bad thing, but Martin seems to be doing just fine. Better than fine, in fact.
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