Strong Woman

Triptych Part 2, Mata Hari, 2020
Location: Atelier Eido

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Strong Women

Triptych Part 1, Geisha, 2020
Location: Atelier Eido

The art object was created during the Corona lockdown 2020. It is both the artist’s most emotional and extensive work to date, as well as his most elaborate.

The motivation to create something beautiful and positive on the leather skin of a whole deer, was the driving force during this time. All of the available burning techniques have been employed here, which is reflected in the special character of the haptics. Both the physical and the optical depth of the image play a crucial role – one can feel the kimono, the hair, the jewellery.

The geisha is burnt on chamois tanned deerskin, and for the first time has also been coloured with leather dye. The leather is attached to a special metal plate that follows the original shape of the leather. It is then fitted into a frame (using spacers) and placed on a high-quality, gold-foiled metal plate.
Dimensions: height 180 cm, width 150 cm

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Mucha Trilogy

Chair ensemble, 2018
Location: Atelier Eido

This ensemble of two Art Nouveau chairs and an armchair (“patriarchal chair”) was created as part of the “New Heritage” exhibition on Munich’s Prater Island.

The three ladies are all borrowed from Alfons Mucha’s “The Precious Stones” series. They have, however, been individualised and reinterpreted through tattoos that illustrate the three original tattoo styles (Traditional, Maori, Japanese). Integrating these into the overall picture is perfectly possible without undermining the original character of the depiction. Besides their special visual appeal, the haptics of the motifs are particularly noteworthy. This is true especially for the ladies’ tattoos.

The chairs themselves originate from a small castle in Berlin and were manufactured at the end of the 19th century. The upholstery was completely renewed and covered with high-quality, chamois tanned deerskin.

With the kind support of the upholsterer Günter Hammerschall

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Eiffel Tower

Community Table, 2016
Location: Restaurant Basil & Mars, Hamburg

This artwork is based on the detail discovered in an original historic construction plan of the Eiffel Tower. Its visual and haptic perception was enhanced through the application of my own interpretation. Various burning techniques are being used here and can be emphasised owing to the geometric patterns.

At Basil & Mars, the table serves as the first eye-catcher upon entering the location and functions as a community table.

The highest quality Milanese smooth buffalo leather was processed for this workpiece, which had to be stretched over a correspondingly large-sized tabletop.
Dimensions: length 380 cm, width 140 cm

The commission work was realised in cooperation with the upholsterer Günter Hammerschall and the interior design firm 3META.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Fantasy Island

Community Table, 2018
Location: Restaurant Neni, Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel, Mallorca

An imaginary coastline all around the Balearic Islands and their offshore islands is depicted here. The floral design of the individual islands lent itself to the application of almost all burning techniques, thereby bestowing a great deal of liveliness and depth upon the overall image.

This turns the table into a real eye-catcher, both for the guests at Neni and for its use as a community table for meetings, gatherings etc. held in the associated hotel.

The object is covered with mineral tanned smooth buffalo leather.
Dimensions: length 420 cm, width 190 cm

The commission work was realised in cooperation with the upholsterer Günter Hammerschall and the interior design firm 3META.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Burning Boots

Timberland Events nationwide, 2018

As part of the Timberland tour ‘Celebrate the Icons’ on the occasion of their 45th anniversary in 2018, Emanuel was invited to treat customers’ shoes with his burning technique in various stores (including Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich), thereby adding a very special and unique value.

Based on the motif requests mentioned above, individualised and unique pieces were created within a short period of time. The live act of on-site burning offered customers an extraordinary brand experience.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

In Voluptas Mors

Interpretation, freely adapted from Dalí
Location: Atelier Eido, 2019

The model for this work was the photograph “In Voluptas Mors (“Voluptuous/Desirable Death”) by Salvador Dalí and the photographer Philippe Halsman. The picture shows Dalí next to a large skull composed of seven naked women. At the time, it took three hours to “position” the models in a way that made the optical illusion look perfect.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Exotic Bags

Bag Collection, 2017

For these motifs, several techniques that are particularly suitable for burning smooth leather were applied. There’s a challenge in burning the thin smooth leather without damaging its structure, as the leather would otherwise lose its pliability and softness.

This project is a cooperation with the bag manufacturer Drape & Dave and incorporates an exclusive edition of nine smooth leather bags of varying size and shape. This individual finishing of the bag collection resulted in very special unique pieces.
The bags were made of smooth chamois tanned cowhide.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.

Skull Table

Kidney-shaped table, 2018
Location: Atelier Eido

The skull was drawn across a large area of the table and adapted to its shape – utilising several burning techniques. In particular, the possibilities of shading are illustrated here – one of the most challenging burning techniques, but at the same time one of the most exciting.
The different degrees of shading accomplish a depth that gives rise to a clearly noticeable/visible 3D effect.

This restored kidney-shaped table from the late 1950s was also designed as an object for the “New Heritage” exhibition in Munich.

New interpretation of a traditional craftsmanship.