Haus Otto works in the fields of industrial design, object and space and collaborates with clients from industry and culture as well as on self-initiated projects. By bridging different subject areas, Haus Otto conceptually explores the ecological and social context of design today and proposes transformative and humorous interventions.
The studio was established by Patrick Henry Nagel and Nils Körner, who are both holding a diploma in industrial design from the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Germany. They have also studied at the Alvar Aalto University in Helsinki and at the San José State University in California.
For The Jetzt Collection Haus Otto contributed an aluminum chair – AL13 and an upholstered wall hook – Hold On.
AL13 is a lounge chair made from laser-cut and bent aluminum sheets. The chair can be used both indoors and outdoors and fits into different spatial environments without losing its very own typology. The highlighted armrest allows for flexible use and can serve as a side table or temporary work space that meets today‘s needs.
The parts can be disassembled for easy repair and reprocessing, taking advantage of the good recycling properties of aluminum. Each chair is marked with the exact material specification and is optionally available with upholstered seat cushions.
The upholstered wall hook creates a minimalist, horizontal storage platform and offers the possibility to attach your daily items to a wall using a quick, charming gesture. The hook can be vertically and horizontally attached to the wall and comes in various finishes.
Starting point for the product is the idea of up-cycling and reusing materials in a cross-disciplinary manner. Geometric cut out shapes that arise in the production process and would usually not find valuable application in the industry are used as base to create the object.