Given the size of his project portfolio it’s hard to imagine that Alexander Rehn loves “doing nothing”. An interior design graduate, he has already created a number of seats and shelves that have convinced not only the trade press but also manufacturers. And to top it all he teaches as an assistant at the Munich Academy of Applied Arts. Rehn often opts for polygonal surfaces in his work, combining them with an almost joyful sense of pragmatism. This is most striking in “Cay”, a sofa with a 3D-mosaic structure that adapts to the user’s posture. And when he is not busy designing, he’s to be found at the “Burning Man” festival in the Nevada desert, where back in 2012 he used cable ties to erect the cocoon world “The Third Space”, outcome of a cooperation between Rehn, Swissnex San Francisco, Greutmann Bolzern Designstudio and 52 students, on sand.