Begehbares Musikstück – Michael’s journey through the opera "Licht"


The concept of Karl-Heinz Stockhausen’s opera cycle Licht was to turn the Gasometer arena in Oberhausen, Germany, into a giant “walk-in musical piece.” Over footbridges and in a spaceship-like elevator, the audience crosses a gigantic space machine of flexible walls with light and sound effects.

The opera is presented from the perspective of one of the protagonists, Michael. He takes visitors on a journey through the cosmos – symbolized by the Gasometer – to show them how the diverse powers in the universe work. The travelers notice that the cosmos changes during the journey from the bottom to the top of the arena. From nowhere, walls fall down and form new rooms that open or turn away. At the top, a falling curtain symbolizes the end of the journey, and the elevator returns to the bottom where everything seems to start anew. However, the journey allowed the visitor to gain a new view of the cosmos.

Diana Carbach

Diploma thesis 2007–2008

Fachhochschule Wiesbaden
Fachbereich Design Informatik Medien
Studiengang Innenarchitektur 

Prof. Johannes Kiefer
Prof. Reiner Wiesemes

Sporthocker – a synthesis of sporting device and furniture


The Sporthocker (Sports Stool) is a unique synthesis of a sporting device and a piece of furniture. It has characteristics that no other stool has and it has been optimized to meet the needs of the new artistic trend sport hockern.

Uncountable new tricks have been invented and made possible with the Sporthocker. The gripping edge gives users a unique type of control. The flat cones offer an ergonomic gripping area and reduce the risk of injured fingers. The lid is slightly recessed and has defined edges to allow for more control when throwing or catching the stool or wobbling on it in a standing position. Thanks to its construction and material, the stool is virtually unbreakable.

The multifunctional game and sporting device is attractive in particular to children and young people.

Stephan Landschütz

Diplomarbeit 2007

Muthesius-Hochschule Kiel
Studiengang Industriedesign

Prof. Ulrich Hirsch