Thomas Kilian Bruderer short profile cv and skills

name

Thomas Kilian Bruderer (chojac)

 

country

germany

 

downloads

Booklet with short description about the project

 

university

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

 

department

Textile & Fashion Design

 

university address

Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin

 

university country

germany

 

url

http://www.kh-berlin.de

 

born

Fri, 04. Aug 1978

 

studies

Textile- and Surface Design, Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2011-2017

 

degree(s)

Master of Arts, 2016

 

working experience

Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
Club Berghain Berlin, Club Berghain Berlin-Club Berghain Berlin

 

interest

Social Design
Fashion Design
Product Design
Textile- Design

 

software

Adobe-Package, Microsoft-Package, SAP

 

awards

Nominee German Design Award 2018

 

spoken languages

Swiss German, fluent
Italian, basic
Spanisch, good
French, good
Englisch, fluent
German, fluent

 

id

0027101

 

title

Cho'jac

 

professor(s)

Prof. Tristan Pranyko

 

rank

-

 

tags

textile design product design fashion

 

year of making

2016

 

project url

http://www.chojac.net

 

uploaded

2017-05-07 13:01:05

 

downloads

Poster with detailed information
Booklet with short description

 

In the mountains of Mexico the ancient technique of braiding carrier bags survived until today. The nets are made simply by hand over a period of 3 weeks from the natural Sisal leaf into the extremely stretchy Cho‘jac.
The backpack is the modern form of the Cho‘jac: pure handwork, only made by natural materials, each piece consists in a stylish, practical bag.
Cho‘jac backpack are produced exclusively by hand in traditional workshops in Berlin.
The high-quality inner lining is made of pure, durable linen from German production and is sewn in a local workshop by people with disabilities. The extra thick leather straps are from German cattle and were tanned locally using organic substances only.
With a few easy steps the backpack can be converted into a shoulder bag.
Part of the retail price enables us to fund free workshops for the local communities in Mexico, to save the traditional craft of braiding nets from extinction, so this ancient technique can be spread and kept alive for the future.

Cho'jac project info
 
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