about the designers

about the designers

Gadde&Wawro is led by the design duo Silke Wawro and Robin Gadde. Their studio and working place is located at the old harbor area in Cologne and enables to realize all projects on one place. Gadde&Wawro works on own initiative but also in reference to clients and themes.

Their work is present on an international scale and got announced by various nominations and stipendias as by the FBVB Amsterdam, Kunstfonds Bonn, Högestiftung, Körberstiftung, Medienpreis NRW or also nominations as for instance THE WORLD’S BEST NEW FASION STORES by Sportswear International.

Both studied design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Silke Wawro is teaching on different art and design academies and universities. Robin Gadde is also a carpenter and all projects and products are realized in own production.

Gadde&Wawro are working on various design fields. Main focus of their work is the exploration of the relationship between people and product. Their work on own initiative is mainly based in the field of public and social design. All projects and products are exploring the meaning of consuming and offer creative options for a sustainable consuming in peoples’ daily life.

Gadde&Wawro developed for well known companies and brands design strategies and presentation concepts and also here, the use of existing materials and products is the main focus of their design. They design products, furniture, interior, exhibition and concept spaces.

Their ideas grow by an open and critical view onto ordinary daily life rules and mostly it results into a question about the function and necessity of design. Why do you like your old coffee cup with a broken handles, you don’t throw it away and buy a new one?

The work of Gadde&Wawro offers new perspectives for a relationship of people and product in a permanent changing environment.