Halbzeug describes a range of styrofoam modules whose functional design defines them as everyday objects. In the realm of art, styrofoam often serves as a preliminary material for sculptures and large-scale objects. While Halbzeug references this context, its practical bias and situational use moves it beyond any arts-related connotations. Halbzeug takes traditional handicraft and transposes it to the present to express the idea of the ornament with a very contemporary material.

Styrofoam, being a very light material, is easy to handle and uncomplicated to work with. Despite its lightness, the material becomes very solid and resistant when encased in a fiber glass layer. It is also water-resistant and could be used outside.

On the following pages you find different developments and applications of Halbzeug. Use the arrows and cross for navigation.