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Philipp Mainzer is a German architect and product designer known for establishing the furniture company e15, as well as for his minimal and unique design style. He has also received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Come along with CovetED as we show some of our favourite projects by this German designer.
Born in Germany on 23 of October 1969, 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 with Florian Asche the modern furniture brand e15, named after the postcode of the East London Borough of Hackney, and where Mainzer had his first studio.
Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer did some architecture projects in New York, which he continues to do since his return to Germany in 2001.
Since 2004 Philipp Mainzer started to work with shop interior and improved the interior of the Hamburg fashion label Closed’s shop. In 2013 he created a interior for Paros flagship stores of Inter Alia.In the mean time he realized Mainzer’s architectural office and other commercial and residential projects worldwide. Now he is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design and branding.
Today Philipp Mainzer is a creative director and managing director of Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design and for the e15 Design and Distributions.
For the international fashion label Closed Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design redesigned the brand’s womens and mens store in Munich. The 153 sqm store is divided into an autonomous male and female space, architecturally separated by a passage running through both areas.
Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design completed a new store in Cologne for international fashion label Closed. As a continuation of the close and ongoing collaboration between the two companies since 2004, the interior design of the new store continues with the specially developed corporate architecture of the fashion brand however showcasing a unique artistic approach.
One H, Seoul
Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design won the façade design competition for a multi-storey building in Seoul, South Korea. Situated near the bank of the river Hangang, metal-framed windows pierce the textured limestone façade, giving the building a particularly modern and unique look. The bronze-finished metal elements correspond with the colour of the limestone, creating a harmonious yet dynamic look.
Philipp Mainzer has been appointed with the design of a 3000 sqm two storey office building for Taiwanese battery manufacturer Apex in Yancheng, China. The appointment by Apex also includes the interior design of the new building as well as masterplanning of the 9300 sqm surrounding area, adjoining the factory site.
E15 Living II
In a desire to combine contemporary design with oriental traditions the new e15 Living products emerged with the design of the side tables CM05 HABIBI and CT08 VIER. Complimented by the side tables the low platforms and cushions of SF03 SHIRAZ are used to create the perfect settings for social and relaxing environments.
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