Interior architect and designer
Birgit Poth-Lengefeld studied interior design and furniture design at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (academy of fine arts) in Munich and graduated in 1993. She has run her own planning business for interior architecture and design in Constance since 2000.
Her inspiration: “Every idea, every design has its own history. An idea is developed and a rough draft is created out of first images and visions followed by intensive deliberations on guidelines and conditions. Sketches, drawings and models are all methods to illustrate the idea and make the design concrete. If I am confident about the idea I then check the dimensions, material and its feasibility. It is important to me that the play objects are characterised by a formal clarity that naturally runs through the entire design.”
Poth-Lengefelds’ objective is to design objects and spaces for children that, on the one hand, stimulate playful activity and imaginative discovery and, on the other hand, make moments of surprise and amazement possible through basic experiences such as “hearing, feeling, seeing”. This not only creates areas of play but also spaces for moments of reflection and relaxation, e.g. in urban areas, which in turn promote consumer-free behaviour.
The shape and appearance of the Street Musicians and the Mirror Rotunda abstract figures, with their mirrored turning bodies, arouse curiosity and invite you to play with them. They enhance public spaces such as squares, pedestrian zones or parks and, naturally, they can be integrated into existing urban or landscaped environments.
Birgit Poth-Lengefeld (graduate engineer)
freelance interior architect
Planning office for space/colour/design
Obere Laube 71
Tel.: +49 (0) 7531 - 69 42 55