Christoph Hauf

Hiro is a remark on archetypal table constructions. Composed of the most basic elements, the central beam forms a handle on the top. This simple gesture questions the common perception of a table as a stationary object.⁠

42 x 42 x 60 cm, 2022

After living and working in New York, Christoph was particularly influenced by Alexander Calder's objects. He understood that living and working spaces are often static environments and seldomly incorporate motion, which can influence the atmosphere of a space and give it a calming or lively quality. In 2019 Christoph started working on a company called boee, which he later launched in Paris at Maison&Objet 2021. boee produces contemporary mobiles in collaboration with different emerging artists and designers. The mobiles can be ordered in the boee webshop or bought in retail stores located in Berlin, London and New York.

www.boee.eu

The inherent nature of mass-producing smartphones leads to a tradeoff between individuality and uniformity in its appearance. Giving millions of devices a coherent look, together with fragile glass surfaces and the tendency to evolve thinner from one generation to the next, leaves few alternatives to an outer case. Case Study explores five alternative haptic sensations, materials, and production processes in this field.

2022

While kitchen front handles are commonly concealed and reduced to details, this approach utilizes the handle in form of a bold pattern. Accessible from every angle and height, the front blends both function and decoration into one surface. ⁠

Private commission, 2022

MAKA is a ramen restaurant located in Vienna. All ramen soups need a solid broth and fresh toppings. Following this approach, the interior design concept showcases vibrant artworks of Denise Rudolf Frank and colourful hand-blown lamps that come from above. Solid wooden chairs and bespoke furniture form a clear foundation.

Wimbergergasse 41/1, 1070 Vienna, Austria, 2022

Chit-chat is a series of observations on natural and manufactured objects that I have collected over the years. It showcases a fundamental part of the design process: analysing and setting new relations between form, texture, colour, function and fabrication methods. The combinations came naturally, as they started chatting with each other.

13 images, 2022

Spool is an electrical multi-socket that takes the functionality of a cable drum and the simple construction of an extension socket. The cable storage becomes a useful grip on the underside while storing a 5 meter braided cable in its top circular slot. Unlike most multi sockets, it has a round shape and friendly appearance, giving it a place in our home and office environment.

23 x 23 x 5,5 cm, 2021

Tile Shelf is designed around the simple idea of storing and reflecting our belongings on glazed ceramic surfaces.

105 x 74 x 10 cm, 2021

Travelling by flight has become an experience between high-tech engineering and compulsive commercialisation. As the passenger is simultaneously seen as a vulnerable commodity, security threat and spending power, the airport requires an ingenious system to process these dissimilar fields. The photographic series Metaport focusses on the eclectic design often overlooked during an international commute.⁠

48 pages, 210 x 297 mm, 2020

Mid-Rise is a floor lamp designed for the exhibition Residence that focused on the ambiguous relationship we, the FAN collective, have with the city of Karlsruhe. Two 6 mm glass plates suspend a sheet of painted aluminium in the centre, emitting various shades of colour and light. Specific details reference military techniques, where the electric components are painted for weather-proofing. The overall concept proposes glass, light and colour as the constructive elements of an object.

105 x 74 x 10 cm, 2020

Our domestic landscape of objects is continually evolving. The effect of living spaces overlapping more and more has a direct impact on how we expect furniture to perform. Domino is an open shelving system for this new home environment. The construction is based on semi-finished parts, the clamping system allows for a multitude of materials to be used and for the assembly, no tools are required.

170 x 370 x 185 cm, 2019

Lean is a mirror for corners. The placement focuses on a space which in most cases only receives little consumer attention. The drawn-out trapezoid shape allows for flush contact with both walls and the floor while abandoning the concept of a frame. Its liberal use of space enables Lean to be at home in any flat.

70 x 183 x 2,5cm, 2019
produced by Schönbuch

Palm is a free-standing shelf. Rods and beams span below the shelves to stabilise Palm without actually connecting. As long as the position of the four holes is set, the framework allows for the use of almost any sheet material whether it's wood, glass or stone.

170 x 185 x 37 cm, 2017

Holly is a wall mirror. Shelf, backplate and hood made of bent sheet metal, form a character whose shape derives from facial features. Cheeky and bold. Your mirrored image is being framed and narrated by Holly. Next to the first version in blue, white and orange, the second one consists of a polished stainless steel backplate with powder coated shelf and hood.

60 x 90 x 9 cm, 2017

Christoph Hauf