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Kay THOSS

Contact : Himmelreichallee 35 D-48149 Münster - Allemagne

Ph. +49 251 9829926

mail@kaythoss.com
www.kaythoss.com
 
Kay Thoss focuses on authenticity, functionality and sensational quality. The art historian and former design scholar of the Bauhaus-University Weimar understands himself as an author-designer and believes that design is a form of applied art. Participations at different fairs design events since 1999; publications in various magazines such as "Wallpaper" and in the book "spoon".
Kay Thoss´s furniture is clearly influenced by his studies in art history; specifically, minimal and conceptual art. He seeks to understand the present through design.
Through the use of clear colours and patterns, simple lines and harmonious combinations of form and colour, Thoss aspires to a high level of perfection. It is his contention that maximum expression can be achieved through reduced elements.


Born 12/25/62, in Mannheim, Germany
Lives in Muenster and Milan

1984-90
Studies in history of art / universitiy of Munich
1991-92
Master in history of art / Sorbonne, Paris
1993-96
Dr. Phil / university of Muenster
1995-96
Studies in product-design /bauhaus-univ. Weimar
1996-97
Studies in industrial-design / politecnic, Milan
1997
Master in interior-design / politecnic, Milan


PUBLICATIONS

Laura Houseley: "Specialkay", Wallpaper - London, August 1999
Interior and Design - Moscow, September 2000
Vizyon Dekorasyon - Istanbul, January 2001
WALLPAPER DESIGN DIRECTORY - LONDON, JULY / AUGUST 2001
Kristina Raderschad: "Der Perfektionist; Ästhetik fordert Ausdauer..."
Modern Living - Hamburg, November 2001
MADAME FIGARO MAISON - ATHENS, SEPTEMBER2001
WALLPAPER - LONDON, MAY 2001
Kay Thoss: "Vom offenen Feuer zum Loft, Geschichte der Küche"
100% Kyxn - Moscow, Febr. 2002
Kristina Raderschad: "Mobile Möbel, minimalistisches Design mit maximalem Erfolg",
Vogue - Hamburg, August 2002
LAURA HOUSELEY: "KAY THOSS, MÜNSTER", SPOON, 10 CURATORS, 100 DESIGNERS,10 DESIGN CLASSICS
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 2002
Christiano Vitali: "da vicino, Kay Thoss", marie claire - Milan - December 2002
Josef Straßer, Deutsches Möbeldesign, Vom Neuen Deutschen Design der 80-er Jahre zum "neuen Minimalismus" der Gegenwart, Goethe-Institut, München (online-redaktion, inter-nationes.de) August 2004


SHOWS

Furniture Fair, Milan (SaloneSatellite) 1999
Furniture Fair, Milan (SaloneSatellite) 2000
Designers Block, Tokyo 2000
FURNITURE FAIR, MILAN (SALONESATELLITE) 2001
ICFF-Connected at The Apartment, NYC 2001
Tepe / Jil Sander Shop, Münster, Juli / August 2001
Furniture Fair Cologne (Spin Off) 2002
Sotheby´s , Contemporary decorative arts selling exhibiton, January 2002
Furniture Fair, Milan (SaloneSatellite) 2002
Tepe / Jil Sander Shop, Münster, Juli / August 2002
Biennale Internationale de Design de Saint-Etienne, November 2002
kaymay_kaymay, Kaythoss at dopo_domani (1. Designmai Berlin), Mai 2003
studiothoss at Villa Caprice (2. Designmai Berlin) Mai 2004
100% kaythoss, group stand NRW, 100% Design, London, September 2004
saint kaythoss, Biennale Internationale de Design de Saint-Etienne, November 2004
THOSSFORM, group stand NRW, 100% Design, London, September 2005


CLIENTS

Artificial, Germany
Colette, Paris
Key, London
Sotheby´s London
Furnished Quarters, New York
Tok & Stok, Sao Paulo
Schuster, Porto Alegre
Idee, Tokyo
Masterflame, Germany


tables Compact

chair Alegre

chair Milan

table Coup

vase Flor

chair Atelier

table Jo

chair Oris

table Match

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