Haus Otto is a design studio that works in the field of product design and space. Patrick Henry Nagel, born in 1993 and Nils Körner, born in 1992 met at the University of Art and Design in Stuttgart. After Nils studied as a guest student at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Patrick at the San Jose State University in California they started to work together for customers in economy and culture as well as on self initialised projects. The studio has a hands-on and a collaborative approach. While challenging assumptions, each project proposes pure and simple solutions which often contain a narrative aspect.

Haus Otto, Nils Körner, Patrick Henry Nagel GbR
Grabenstraße 31, 71063 Sindelfingen, Germany

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2019 Łódź Design Festival (Łódź, Poland)
2019 Design Center Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany)
2017 Unsichtbar (Stuttgart, Germany)
2016 Der eigene Antrieb (Dresden, Germany)
2016 Salone del mobile (Milan, Italy)
2015 ABK Akademie Award (Stuttgart, Germany)
2015 Blickfang (Stuttgart, Germany)

Sense Trans Techno, 8-Minutes-to-Structure, Olivier Brückner, Marvin Unger, Finn Meier, OneDollarGlasses, Natasha Okoth, Robin Christopher Körner

The project, The One Dollar Glasses, is based on the same-named nonprofit organization EinDollarBrille e.V, and playfully explores the possibilities of wire in the production of glasses. Introducing ideas on individuality, design and future concepts the design studio Haus Otto experimented with new ways of producing glasses and thereby created a wide range of approaches. Worldwide, more than 150 million people need a pair of glasses, but do not have the access or the financial means. The mission of the nonprofit organization EinDollarBrille e.V., founded by Martin Aufmuth, is to solve this problem. By educating the people in developing countries and providing them with a bending machine and the right tools, they can autonomously produce their own glasses. This process supports developing countries by creating new jobs and guaranteeing a sustainable solution.
Across the globe, glasses play an important role in one´s personal appearance and self-expression. The aim was to explore the possibilities and limits of materials such as spring steel, heat shrink tubing, and polycarbonate lenses for less than one dollar. The project aspired to create a broad spectrum of solutions while dealing with a diverse range of glasses. The series of objects created are experiments and concepts and are presented as part of an exhibition aiming to familiarize the wider audience with the issue.

Web OneDollarGlasses
Year 2019

Literal is based on the deconstruction of words. It analyzes the topic of word compositions, which is a very common phenomenon in the german language and describes the assembling of two nouns. For example, the combination of table as an object, and dance as an action, described as -tabledance- creates a new meaning. However, what happens if the term is taken literally? Different word compositions then become disassembled and translated into objects. w/ leonie schimmeyer

Material Extruded polystyrene, Extruded foam, Stainless steel
Year 2018

The AA Exhibition uses raw polystyrene blocks, making the exhibition easy to assemble and disassemble in a short period of time. Additionally, they can be used in different locations and come in various sizes. The lightness of the wire objects is supported and highlighted by the white PS sheet material. The exhibition is aiming to familiarize the wider audience with the issue and is part of the Project, The One Dollar Glasses.

Material Raw polystyrene
Format 1000 × 100 × 60
Year 2019

Please stand up is a series of seating objects, varying in material quality and hardness providing a different support to relieve your body. Ranging from hard to soft and compressed to light, the flexible foam utilized in each object provides a unique seating experience. w/ leonie schimmeyer

Material Extruded foam
Format 40 × 45 × 25
Year 2018

The Vegan Vase made in ceramic can be fed with some fresh flowers to make it happy. The slightly opened mouth can be used to position the flowers in the right way. w/ leonie schimmeyer

Material Ceramic
Format 15 × 7 × 7
Year 2018

As starting point for the Mas office space, work scenarios have been simulated, based on the 8-M methods and research. The arrangement of the furniture is therefore strongly connected to the companies forward thinking principle of operation.

Web MAS Office
Year 2018

In a modern office environment, the balanced combination of digital and analogue tools makes the work day productive. Especially in larger groups not knowing where to find the right device or for business owners which products to implement in their offices can be very time consuming. Based on the 8-M methods and research, the wooden box provides space for all the necessary products, as well as serving as a classification system.

Material Steel, Wood
Format 85 × 64 × 35
Year 2018

Acousticlight is a LED lamp for rooms with bad acoustics and difficult lighting conditions. The size, the structure and the material, called Formvlies, improves the acoustics in a room. Also, the membrane in front of the light serves as a diffuser and has a great influence on it. Acousticlight is available as a floor and pendant lamp so it is possible to use it in different locations. w/ charlotte zeh

Material Extruded polystyrene, Extruded foam, Stainless steel
Year 2017

Plusminus is a new approach to the traditional floor lamp. Using an innovative illuminant, Plusminus creates unique lighting solutions for numerous occasions. It is casted in PVC with printed circuits and LEDs placed on a carrier material. The user is able to change position, direction, and density of the illuminant using this new material. As the illuminant is moved to its respective poles, the glass bead blasted stainless steel pipe is separated into two poles which is charged with a low voltage. These actions power the whole tube creating the power switch. The illuminant moves across the pipe and creates individual lighting situations. w/ finn meier

Material LED panel, Stainless steel
Year 2017

Das G und sein Aufbau describes the composition of a new font by means of the letter G. The origin of the typeface comes from the R-Kioski shops in Helsinki, Finland. The poster is limited to 10 copies.

Printing Silkscreen
Format 40 × 30
Year 2018
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