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Tom Thiel

Hamburg, Germany

 
 
 

Vogelhaus 5 & 7

two birds houses

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de
Inspired By: my birds
Material: recycled wood
Colours: various
Dimension: approx. 17 x 28 x 17 cm
Price: 53,50

 

Tisch mit Kern

Table made out of hundreds of pieces

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: my former tables
Material: recycled wood, all sorts
Colours: various
Dimension: approx. 195 x 75 cm
Price: 7000.-

 

Parkettregal 11_11

small shelf

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Donald Judd
Material: recycled wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 31 x 14 x 12 cm approx.
Price: 35,31

 

Fotoschatulle 3

case for 13 x 18 photoprints

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Kodak
Material: recycled wood, all sorts
Colours: various
Dimension: 22 x 13, 7 x 22,5 cm
Price: 192,60

 

soap cases

four soapboxes for travelling

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: tea
Material: recycled plywood from indian teaboxes
Colours: various
Dimension: 7,5 x 11 x 5,5 cm
Price: 32,10 each

 

Würfelhocker1_10

small stool, possibly shelf, if hung

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: the others
Material: recycled wood
Dimension: approx. 38 x 38 x 38 cm
Price: not for sale

 

Puppenschrankregal

shelf with incorporated recycled puppets wardrobe

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: the world
Material: recycled wood
Colours: various
Dimension: length: approx. 2 m
Price: not for sale

 

Paletthocker 5_11

Stool, recycled wood

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: paletts
Material: recycled wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 36 x 44 x 45 cm
Price: 299,60.-

 

Hocker 1_11

Stool, recycled wood

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: dumpster diving
Material: recycled wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 37 x 45 x 44 cm
Price: 321.-

 

money savings box

money savings box made out of several pieces of precharged second hand wood. Can swim, can be opened with a saw, and after reassembly, reused!

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: bunt
Dimension: 23,5 x 18 x 11,3 cm
Price: 58,85

 

Soap-Boxes

four plywood soap-boxes, that have had a former life as indian tea-boxes

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: plywood, charged with international history
Colours: bunt
Dimension: fittig a piece of soap
Price: 32,10

 

Relief 1 11

Relief for the intercultural kindergarten in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. The piece is now integrated in a main wall of the building.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Per Schumann
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 176 x 176 cm
Price: sold

 

table Northe

Table with drawer, useable from both sides. 13 sorts of wood, all recycled, an a piece of melamine-resin. Detachable legs.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Tanja Northe
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 27 x 74 x 270 cm
Price: sold

 

Scrapwood Table 2

Large dining table consisting of uncountable small pieces of all sorts of wood.The massive plate is approx. 15 cm thick and has no core, it has been assembled like a 3D-puzzle, working over one year. Weight approx. 14 kg.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 105 x 76 x 165 cm
Price: 7000.-

 

Lamp, standing

Fllorlamp made out of the rests of a torn down balustrade in a restaurant nearby the artists studio. 3 x 60 Watt bulbs, switch and bulb fittings recycled and overworked, cable new.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 17,8 x 144 x 18 cm
Price: 642.-

 

Money Savings Box 4

Money Savings-Box, out of 10 different sorts of recycled wood. Do not Break when full! Cut it open and reassemble, so it has an eternal life, always telling the stories of the openings by the visibility of its repairs.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: African Tribal Art
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 24,4, x 21,8 x 7,2 cm
Price: 53,50

 

Chair 1 11

Chair,made out of 16 different sorts of second hand wood, found in the streets and the port of Hamburg. Partly scrapwood from the "Hong Kong City Art Square"-Project

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 54 x 100 x 66 cm
Price: 695,50

 

Scrabble

Scrabble game made out of several pieces of recycled wood found in the Hamburg Port. Engraved and painted surface and letters. Including "Duden" dictionary. German set of letters.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz, Wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 37,5 x 18 x 37,5 cm
Price: 877,40

 

Cabinet Monno

Small cabinet made out of a box origininally used for spare parts of a printing machine in a printers workshop that was in the artists house for 30 years, Thrown away when they moved out in 2010. Overworked, resized and cleaned, now it is a cabinet.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 43 x 31 x 20 cm
Price: 96,30

 

Cabinet A

Cabinet, made out of cutoff-scraps from the "Hong_Kong-Project"-sculpture of 2008 and a steel structure found on a piece of wasteland in Berlin. Mostly exotic an d hardwood

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Hong Kong
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 61 x 115 x 44 cm
Price: 1123,50

 

Cabinet 1/11

Cabinet made out of flooring from the turn of the century and srapwood, found in teh streets and the port of Hamburg.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 41,5 x 137 x 46 cm
Price: 1070.-

 

Bowl Pop Art Pirat

Bowl made out of various pieces of recycled wood from 1950s furniture and old flooring.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Pop Art Pirat Gallery
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 39 x 30 x 28 cm
Price: 171,20

 

Pipebox-Cupboard

Cupboard made out of a transformed and overworked box, dating from the 1970's that has been used for the mailing of Swedish tobacco- pipes from Svendborg in Sweden to Kassel in Germany. The case has been in the household of the artist since it was emptied by the dealer and transformed in 2011.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Donald Judd
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 49 x 40 x 46 cm
Price: 481,50

 

Fruit Bowls, stackable

a series of 10 stackable fruitbowls made out of recycled pallets found in the port of Hamburg

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Donald Judd
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 28 x 23 x 21 cm each
Price: 139,10

 

Sewing Machine Drawers

Two Drawers, recycled from a sewing machine of the early 20th century, integrated in case made out of various pieces of recycled wood, collected in the streets of Hamburg.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Per
Material: gelebtes Holz, Wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 28 x 14 x 46 cm
Price: 288,90

 

Conference Table

Large table made of recycled flooring from a Hamburg warehouse, built in the 19th century.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: café au lit, Paris
Material: Wood, gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 85 x 76 x 210 cm
Price: sold

 

Hong Kong City Art Square

Art Project in Public Space for City Art Square in Hong Kong (Sha Tin Town Hall.
Sculpture approx, 2,10 high and some furniture and accessories made out of second hand wood, found and assembled in Hamburg. Permanent installation.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: The Hong Kong Waste-Gatherers
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: see description
Price: sold

 

Hängelampe gross

Pending Lamp made out of 2 layers of recycled exotic srapwood, found in a Hamburg shipwharf. Rests of a yacht- interior. Ordinary bulb 60 W, switch integrated in lamp. Cutout holes in upper part to illuminate the ceiling. Cable with golden woven insulation. There is also a smaller version without the holes.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Inspired By: Gerlinde
Material: Wood
Colours: various
Dimension: 36 x 18,5 x 32 cm
Price: 588,50

 

Flugdachkästchen

Small case, made out of several pieces of scrapwood, found in the streets of Hamburg

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 19 x 28 x 22
Price: 267,50

 

Case With Lid Between Legs

Case made out of several different pieces of scrapwood of various origins in Hamburg. Sliding lid between legs. Can be put upside down or on side.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 20,6 x 55,4 x 16, 2 cm
Price: 256,80

 

small case with antenna

Case for jewellery or else, made out of recycled windowpanes and flooring from a Hamburg tenement house, built around the turn of the centuries, torn down in the 199o's

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 25 x 27 x 14 cm
Price: 267,50.-

 

Bathtub

Cladding for a bathtub made out of second hand wood.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: 150 x 58 x 210 cm
Price: sold

 

50er Lade

drawer from the 1950's worked over and integrated into new case out of a multitude of small pieces of scrapwood.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz
Colours: various
Dimension: approx. 50 cm wide
Price: 428.-

 

small stoolshelf 1_11

small cubic stool made out of various sorts of second hand scrapwood with the alternative to hang it on a wall as a shelving unit. Full of history of further usage and to be used onwards to add soul and history.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Material: scrapwood
Colours: wooden
Dimension: w x h x d: 35,5 x 35,5 x 35,5 cm
Price: 315,65 incl. 7% VAT off studio in Hamburg

 

stool_1_11

small stool made out of recycled wood in order to add traces of usage and history for growth of soul

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz (lived wood)
Colours: wooden
Dimension: w x h x d: 37 x 45 x 44 cm
Price: 321.- incl. 7% VAT off studio in Hamburg

 

gelebtes Holz

Furniture and accessories made from second hand scrapwood with traces of past usage, made up to take on traces of future use in order to add history and soul.

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Material: gelebtes Holz (lived wood)
Colours: wooden
Dimension: w x h x d: 41,5 x 137 x 46 cm
Price: 1070.- incl. 7% VAT off Studio in Hamburg

 

Schrank mt Kirchenbankwangen

cupboard with sides from church benches, that have been installed in a german church from the 1920 to 1990. other wood from Hamburg buildings from the turn of the 19th century. other work available through my website

Designer: Tom Thiel (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)

 

Adventskalender

Table made from several irregular woodpieces

Designer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)
Manufacturer: www.gelebtesholz.de (Germany)

 

Status

Designer and Artist

Location

Hamburg, Germany

Specialties

Industrial Design, Architecture, Art Direction

Links

Website
 

 
 

gelebtes Holz

Furniture and accessories on the borderline between design and sculpture. The upcycled wood, it is made of, is charged with history and ready to take on new stories. Past and coming patina is important.

Experience

since 1984

School

Fine Art: Hochschule für bildende Künste Kassel, Germany, Architecture: University Of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

Press

See links on webiste: www.gelebtesholz.de
and:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arImXPdqcWs

References

See website: www.gelebtesholz.de

Exhibitions

too many to list, since 1984, see website: www.gelebtesholz.de
www.gelebtesholz.de

 

Currently working at

a table

Design is ...

art

Designer are ...

artists

 

CONTACT

Wendenstrasse 329, D-20537 Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany

 
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