Design trio Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gruendl founded EOOS after meeting at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since then they claim they function like a rock band: designing is like a jamming session, where each of the three adds something to the final product that no one could have done alone. During their 20 years as EOOS they have worked with prestigious brands, including Walter Knoll, Bene and Adidas.
EOOS, the exhibition, offers insight into the design studio's “poetical-analytical” design process. It will take over all 12 areas of the MAK Design Lab. In some of the rooms, EOOS-designed diagrams, models and prototypes feature; in others, the focus is on the collaborative work EOOS has done in other sectors of the art and design world.
The “poetical-analytical” approach, a term EOOS is known to use to describe its methods, is revealed in the many different stages of the design process: revision, modelling, comprehension and development of patents. In the initial stages, EOOS ensures it looks at the history of a project – as well as the contemporary readings – in order to find “the intuitive images, myths and rituals engraved deeply in the human consciousness”.
The exhibition runs at the MAK Design Lab from 28 January until 17 May, 2015. Here is a sample of what's on display: