Phoebe Imogen Mendel is a London-based interior- and furniture designer from Munich whose practice is inspired by contrasting color combinations, bold use of geometries, and meaningful materialities. Her way of designing has been shaped by several graphic and media designers she has worked closely with during her studies as an interior designer and while working as a brand- and exhibition designer, giving her work a multidisciplinary approach. Phoebe’s curious and adventurous nature partnered with her passion for making led her to expand her knowledge on a multitude of workshop skills experimenting with screenprinting, creating steel sculptures and chairs, building wooden furniture as well as carving and casting jewelry.
She believes that as designers are exposed to an entire cross-section of society they are uniquely positioned to identify and facilitate opportunities for social good. Designers are trained to notice things that are often unseen, suggest innovative ideas for improvement, and are often best placed to encourage partnerships with those who have the resources to make a meaningful change for societies' most vulnerable by manifesting the changes into spatial experiences.
Exhibitions, collaborations and publications:
- Goethe Institut x Royal College of Art (2022) - collaboration between MA Interior Design and PhD Architecture resulting in a final exhibition
- Royal Academy of Arts (2022) - 'John Hejduk: London Masque' exhibition
- DDS Magazine (Feb 2020) - publication of Akari, a table design