Shapes in Play

SHAPES iN PLAY (Johanna Spath and Johannes Tsopanides) is a creative studio that is committed to quality design. Their special focus is on creating concepts and products at the border where the analogue object meets digital space. They seek to develop designs that preserve their emotional and material value over time. Beyond working on self-initiated projects they cooperate with companies and organizations in order to find design solutions.  Since 2009, Johanna Spath and Johannes Tsopanides, established their collaboration in numerous projects and continue to grow under the studio name SHAPES iN PLAY.

Johannes Tsopanides
Born in 1980 in Munich. He lives and works in Berlin.

2004 Polyform, Munich/Germany
2006 Elastico Disegno, Turin/Italy
2011 Diploma of Integrated Product Design at University of Applied Sciences Coburg/Germany
2011 Founding SHAPES iN PLAY, Berlin/Germany

Johanna Spath
Born in 1981 in Würzburg. She lives and works in Berlin.

2001-03 Apprenticeship of Modellmaking at School for Porcelain & Modellmaking Selb/Germany
2004 Schlagheck Design, Munich/Germany
2006 MUOVA, Vaasa/Finland
2008-09 Front, Stockholm/Sweden
2011 Diploma of Integrated Product Design at University of Applied Sciences, Coburg/Germany
2011 Founding SHAPES iN PLAY, Berlin/Germany
2013 Assistant Professor of Product Design at University of Applied Sciences Coburg/Germany

2018 Design Views, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Berlin/Germany
2017 Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Permanent Collection, Berlin/Germany
2016 Keramikpreis Westerwald, Ceramic Museum Westerwald/Germany
2016 The Wall – Design Biennale, Kortrijk/Belgium
2015 Salone del Mobile, Milan/Italy
2014 Hit the Future, MCBW München, Munich/Germany
2014 Design Injection, imm Köln, Cologne/Germany
2013 Internationale Design Biennale Saint Étienne, Saint Étienne/France
2013 3D – Dreidimensionale Dinge Drucken, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland
2013  What you get is what you give?, SWING Design Gallery, Benevento/Italy
2009 Hidden Heroes, Superstudio Piu, Milan/Italy
2010-11 Fabrication Laboratory – Full Print3d, Disseny Hub Museum, Barcelona/Spain
2012 Permantent collection of Museu de les Arts Decoratives de Barcelona/Spain
2012 Taste Festival Berlin, Direktorenhaus, Berlin/Germany
2012 DMY, Berlin/Germany
2012 Design Relations, Bio.23, 23rd Biennial of Design, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana/Slovenia
2012 Moving Materials, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven/Netherlands
2013 In 3 Dimensions – Printing Objects, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich/Switzerland
2013 talents, Ambiente, Frankfurt/Germany
2013 Singularité, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne/France
2013 Berlin Trails, Ventura Lambrate, Milan/Italy
2013 Moving Materials, Designweek Kortrijk, Kortrijk/Belgien
2013 3D Printshow London, London/UK