Haus Otto was established by Patrick Henry Nagel and Nils Körner after studying Industrial Design together at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany.
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The material chipboard (DIN EN312) is one of the most widely used materials in the furniture industry, but mostly hidden under layers of synthetic or wooden veneer due to its visual appearance. Chipboard was invented in 1930 by Max Himmelheber in order to increase the utilization rate of trees. The process of reusing wooden waste and compressing it with sawdust has increased the utilization of a tree to 80 percent. By deliberately disclosuring and exaggeratedly highlighting the raw material an alternative interpretation and unconventonal use of recycled materials is showcased. Consisting of three movable parts the object EN312 can be individualy combined and arranged to support a more flexible way of storage and use of space.
Client: American Hard Wood Council Europe
Photography: ©Haus Otto