Biography

Gernot Bohmann was born in 1968 in Krieglach/Styria, Harald Gründl in 1967 in Vienna and Martin Bergmann in 1963 in Lienz/East Tyrol.
They studied industrial design together at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and then founded EOOS in 1995. The studios name is inspired from Ovid´s Metamorphosis, the name of one of the four chariot horses of the sun god Helios.
EOOS developed “Poetical Analysis” as a research tool that the designers use to investigate rituals, myths and intuitive imagery and employ as the departure point for their designs. For EOOS, design is a poetical discipline, which oscillates between the realm of the archaic and high-tech. EOOS works with the 360degree concept, trying to analyze every object from every possible angle with the poetry always positioned at the center.
Today EOOS operates in the fields of furniture, product and social design for clients such as Armani, Adidas, Alessi, Bene, Bite Beauty, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bulthaup, Caritas, Carl Hansen & Søn, Dedon, Duravit, Fürstenberg, Geiger, Herman Miller, Hussl, Keilhauer, Lamy, Nuki, Poltrona Frau, Walter Knoll and Zumtobel.
In 2016 EOOS represented Austria at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice with their project social furniture. The MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art – celebrated the work of EOOS with the first major solo exhibition in 2015. In this context the monograph „by: EOOS“ (Birkhäuser/Basel) was released. . In 2007, the EOOS-founders were nominated by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and the readers of the daily newspaper „Die Presse“ to „Austrians of the Year”.
To date EOOS has received over 160 international design awards among them the Italian design prize “Compasso’Oro” for the Auditorium seating system “Kube”, produced by Poltrona Frau, the “Design Award of the federal Republic of Germany” in gold, 35 Red Dot awards, 26 IF awards, 11 Good Design awards and several Wallpaper, Elle Deco and AZ awards. For the redesign of a toilet EOOS has received a „Special Recognition for Outstanding Design“ from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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