EUNIC Masterclass Series: Philipp Mainzer

12.00pm – 4.00pm

ID2015 & EUNIC



Irish Design 2015 is partnering with EUNIC Ireland to host leading international designers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain to give lectures and masterclasses throughout 2015. EUNIC, the network of European Union national institutes for culture, and members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, are partnering with ID2015 to present a wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe from product design to architecture, from fashion to furniture.


As part of this series Goethe Institut Dublin and ID2015 have invited Philip Mainzer, award winning Architect, Product Designer and Founding Director of furniture brand e15 and Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design, to give a masterclass for an invited group of students of architecture, interior architecture, retail and furniture design from various colleges at St Andrews, Suffolk Street.


12-12.45pm Masterclass Lecture with Philipp Mainzer
Philipp will discuss both his Office for Architecture + Design and his furniture brand e 15 speaking about his two design practices, how the companies work, design approaches, translating concept into reality and giving advice to young designers, followed by a Q&A discussion.

1.30-4pm Masterclass Workshop
Philipp Mainzer will facilitate a workshop with selected students to speculatively investigate the potential of a redevelopment of St. Andrews into a design and innovation hub, allowing for functions such as education and event space, gallery and café, yet paying tribute to the character and history of the existing architecture.

Philipp Mainzer Office for Design + Architecture works internationally on commercial, residential and cultural projects providing full architectural, interior and exhibition design as well as furniture design services for both the public and private sector. Committed to a consistent and progressive conceptual approach, the work is inspired by the dynamic interaction of diverse cultures and disciplines. With a focus on a high level of quality and authenticity, the diverse team of architects and designers develops original concepts with refined aesthetics and the required functionality. Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995 Philipp Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design and branding. Philipp Mainzer is creative and managing director of e15 and his architecture office.



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