Creative Fields: Industrial Design, User Experience Design
Producer: Eversys SA, Kaffeekontor
Photography by Christoph Philadelphia
„h4“ is a new coffee machine experience developed together with coffee retail specialist Kaffeekontor Bayern and the swiss coffee machine manufacturer Eversys.
This project results from observations around fully automated coffee makers in the hospitality-, worksplace- and retail sector.
The goal was to develop an integrated and user-friendly coffee solution without compromise to quality and with all of the benefits of electronic intelligence.
h4 reimagined the fully-automated coffee machines and coffee vending machines with an unter-counter system, which empowers individuals to be their own baristas. The system offers full app functionality, autonomous payment and brewing system, an open API and a custom interface design to meet the needs of coffee enthusiasts. The company also Premium barista-quality, self-service beverages for hospitality, workplace and retail environments, fully autonomous, seamlessly intergrated and designed to optimize workflows.
The minimalist design of the tap, made of anodised aluminum, has no displays or buttons of any kind and fits easily into any interior scenario. The machine becomes redundant, a mere ghost, and it becomes about people, products and environments.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, UX, Creative Technologies
Photography by Nicola Tree
Traka is a wearable biosensor for athletes in extreme environments.
Felix Pöttinger aims to design a smart wearable with the newest generation of EDA (Electrodermal Activity) sensors, which track the stress levels of professional athletes to capture their emotional condition. This data is being used to introduce a new approach to psychological training methods and coaching decision-making in sports. Designed specifically for professional mountaineers, it aims to minimise stress-induced poor decision-making in times of potential life-threatening situations.
The project deals with the so-called ‘mind traps’ - a psychological warping effect of the summit; when the ability to make a correct decision becomes dangerously skewed, a small error can quickly snowball into an irrecoverable fatal accident. This occurs even to the most experienced athletes in the sector. Latest research from the Harvard Medical School and the MIT Neuroscience Department shows that bad and risky decision making is related to high stress levels; the chronic activation of this survival mechanism in turn impairs health.
The product learns to interpret the emotional state of extreme athletes and gives an appropriate response in order to ensure the mental health and well-being of the athlete.
The project deals with a growing interest and discourse in the emotional connection between human and machine. In extreme sports athletes are constantly trying to boost their physiological performance. Their psychological states are often neglected, which can later lead to mental and physical health issues. Technology and the human body are increasingly convergent and the future of wearables must therefore be able to react not only to physiological but also psychological data.
Traka is a holistic wearable that incorporate psychological body signals, transforming them into feasible communication between athlete and machine in the future.The goal of this project is to raise awareness towards the emotional state of athletes and it proposes the integration of emotional and behavioral training to prevent accidents and mental health issues within professional sports.
Client: Mohr Polster
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, Color & Trim
The elegant room divider „Outside In“ becomes a space-dividing element for more privacy and comfort. In open spaces, „Outside In“ creates flexible work spaces that promote concentration and protected conversation.
„Outside In“ captures and interprets architectural motifs from classical alpine architecture. The product demonstrates new production techniques while appreciating tradition and spacial context. The series reflects the patterns of the facades of the alpine wood tiles in the interior of the building. Thus, the design is implemented on an architectural level and creates as a freestanding partition separate spaces for concentrated work. The individual modules can be put together to make whole room compositions which underline the structural framework and improve the room acoustics. The leather pieces are punched from whole skins, arranged to create as little offcuts as possible. With this manufacturing process, 10% more of the skin can be used, compared to leather work where the belly, shanks and the cheek parts are cut off.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design
The aesthetic quality of 90° is an integral aspect of its usefulness.The clear and functionally timeless design showcases your bike in a unique way while seamlessly blending in with any interior style.
Steel (Powder coated)
The Bikestand is compatible for 2 bikes.
The felt bar on the vertical suspension protects your seat post from damage.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design
Producer: Mohr Polster
Photography by Lucas Breuer.
Combining Algorithms-Aided Design and traditional craftsmanship to create „Windstärke 5“, a unique daybed with a water surface.
The daybed has its form rooted in Mohr Polster’s specialism, as well as their tranquil living and working habitats in Andelsbuch, Bregenzerwald. A floating geometric structure with a liquid leather surface serves as the piece’s main focus, this simultaneously references Bregenzerwald’s natural landscape but is also a stage that showcases Mohr’s innovative adaptation of technology in craft, only made possible by their experience and expertise.
Pöttinger and Mohr have worked very closely together, throughout both the design and manufacturing processes to arrive at the precise shape of the body–forming waves, which encourage the user to curl up and relax in their most organic forms.
The design places emphasis on continuous emotional balance. By transforming a liquid surface into a piece of flowing upholstery, the unique daybed works against the urge of self–optimization and induces a sense of diving into and embracing one’s own vulnerability.
The wooden base is muted, to provide a calming and meditative potential, while being sturdy enough to support the upholstered element. The leather was coloured by hand and individually choosen for every bed. The spring mattress was done by hand and finished with a CNC milled surface to create the liquid form.
Whether displayed in a public exhibition, or tucked in a corner of an office, the ataractic daybed transports the user to the serene environment of its origin.
Creative Field: Industrial Design, Material Design
Project Partners: Royal College of Art, Tesco, Microsoft Research Lab
Awards: A' Design Award Silver 2017
POC: is a new seagrass-based food packaging material concept which was designed to extend the durability of food, reduce foodwaste and reduce packaging waste. This project is still in a development stage.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, Material Design
Partners: Tiya Dahyabhai & Andrew Richards
Overgrown Objects is an experimental furniture family made of knitted textiles. Knit is inherently stretchy; its physical properties have allowed us to naturally create a moldable fabric that questions its stability. By challenging the structural integrity of textiles, we have created a collection of self-supported knitted furniture pieces.
Whilst being influenced by organic forms, we began by trapping foam inside
of knitted elastic which allowed the soft material inside to inform the three dimensional shape of the fabric. Then by coating these forms in resin, the foam absorbs the liquid. As a result, the material hardens, creating a stable structure. Thus removing the need for any internal framework. With the aim being to create a collection of furniture pieces, it meant we could push the materials’ capabilities to challenge the notions of functionality within both textiles and conventional furniture.
By exploiting the versatile nature of knitted fabrics, we have constructed an invitingly tactile yet unfamiliar collection that embraces structure and form.
Creative Fields: Industrial Design, Interior Design
Client: Kaffeekontor Bayern, Handkraft
Partner: Boris Rüther
Creating experiences rather than rooms was the intention when we worked with the new brand „Handkraft“ to create a hub of inspiration, excitement and resources in Munich, Germany.
With a theme of celebrating the joy and honesty of good quality coffee, we created a brand experience that integrates not only the practical features, but let the users dive in to the sensual world of coffee and tea.
Showcasing the companys‘ product range in the relatively small space, the „Freibad“ strikes a balance between inspiration and expertise.
It is a working space, a space for education and inspiration.
Taking the fine traditions and heritage of coffee and tea, a contemporary style has been added to the mix to produce an exciting experience for customers and employees.
Wooden and steel tables and an modular shelving system designed by us and handcrafted by local bavarian artisans sit alongside vintage chairs, whilst the calm green and grey walls add a decorative element to the simple, polished coffeemachines and modern lighting pendants
Client: BMW AG, Admixx
Position: Freelance Lead Industrial Designer
Creative Fields: Industrial Design
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, this innovative and versatile luggage collection offers a sophisticated look for your on the go lifestyle. Features mix recycled material construction, high quality Nappa leather construction produced in accordance with sustainable development and the latest standards applicable in Germany, versatile design that can be utilized as a carry bag or backpack, secret side slant storage pocket, leather snap structured carry handles, zipper top closure, quilted back side inspired by the model seats in the BMW i3, fully lined interior in electric blue, padded laptop compartment, two open pockets and multi-purpose slip pockets.
Fabric composition: 40% RPET, 12% leather, 40% flannel leather.
Photography by Jussi Urbach
Creative Field: Furniture Design, Industrial Design
This experimental chair was created by wrapping up 80 meters of bioresin-drained marble wool around a cardboard construction. Building up upon a cardboard and resin basis the last layer celebrates itself with a soft finish.