Rose Apple a.k.a. Rose Epple
I studied illustration and graphic design in Lyon, Hamburg, Paris and at Central Saint Martins College in London, where I lived for five years and watched the E in my last name change into an A. After graduating I taught at my old college and did illustrations for English and German publications. My freelance design work branched out into corporate and editorial design after moving to Berlin in 2000.
From 2002 to 2012 I collaborated on scenography projects with architect Detlef Weitz and joined forces with him in 2006 under the name of chezweitz & roseapple. Our studio designed numerous exhibitions, urban interventions, publications and campaigns for leading cultural institutions across Europe and won the German Design Prize in Gold. For a reflection on this work read From Bauhaus to Betahaus.
Since going it alone, the scope of my work has widened ever more. Next to my design practice, I have taught, talked and wrote about design, curated participatory exhibitions, lead design workshops in museums, schools and businesses and self-published a design activity booklet for kids. Currently, I am working with users to make museums more accessible and am writing a children’s book.
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Dérive Urban Research
Deutsches Hygiene Museum
edition text + kritik
Hatje Cantz Publishers
Haus der Kunst
Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film
IBA Sachsen-Anhalt 2010
Jewish Museum Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne
Van Abbe Museum
Werkbundarchiv – Museum of Things