Volte Gallery

Humans Since 1982

Both born in 1982, Per Emanuelsson (Sweden) and Bastian Bischoff (Germany) founded their studio in 2009/2010 during their Master graduation at HDK Gothenburg. Before they met at HDK, Per completed a Master of Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Bastian studied Communication Design at HTWG in Konstanz, Germany.
Humans since 1982 are interested in interest itself. Their claim is to arouse fundamental curiosity by creating material hints of how the world might.
They were nominated by Li Edelkoort for Designhuis’ “European Talent” and have exhibited with Saatchi Gallery London,Phillips de Pury, Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Victor Hunt Brussels among others.
The studio has taken part in numerous group shows and conferences such as Villa Empainat (Boghossian Foundation), Brussels, EcoDesign Habitare, Helsinki, Triennale Design Museum, Milan and Musée International d´horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Cafa Art Centre in Beijing, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Lebenson Gallery Paris, at Power Station of Art Museum in Shanghai and at Museum Boijmans Rotterdam, Hotel Droog in Amsterdam, MUDAM Luxembourg and Espace Fondation EDF in Paris.
"Fascinating ideas seem to like not being detected. That's why they are fascinating. And they seem to hide on the edges of man-made realms. Find those ideas by mixing physics with fashion, art with medicine, technology with philosophy, cosmetics with astronautics, food with architecture, religion with humour..."
-Humans since 1982