Lehrbeauftragter SuSe 2023 /
Visiting Lecturer Summer Semester 2023
London based Product Designer Mathias Hahn was born in Germany , and graduated from Essen University, Germany, in 2004. Two years later he received a MA degree from the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art under Ron Arad. During his studies in Germany he gained experience in the Product Design department of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg.
Since his move to London he worked as a freelance designer for Tom Dixon and in 2006 became one of the founding members of OKAYstudio. From there he is working on diverse projects in the field of industrial for clients like Marset, Ligne Roset, Kvadrat, Kohler, Magazin IKEA, Asplund, Market, Schönbach and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. As part of YDMI, organized by the German Design Council, Mathias became Young Professional 2008, and received the 2010 German Design Price as Newcomer/Finalist.
Mathias is a lecturer on sustainable design at Kingston University in London teaching BA & MA students.
He has been mentor for the Pure Talents program of IMM Cologne from 2018-2020 and is mentor and jurymember for the Ein&Zwanzig competition since 2017.
Mathias pictures his work as having two sides. One is based on the idea to create objects that have a place in everyday life and solve a particular problem, the other one is more playful and related to the narrative side of the design process which often functions as a starting point.
Here is a short interview on his moving light for marset