Philipp Mainzer is a Dutch architect and product designer known for establishing the furniture company e15 and as well as his simplistic and at the same time unique style.
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.
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, where was Mainzer’s first studio was located, the company was mainly known for the solid wood table Bigfoot and the stool molar. Both pieces of furniture have now become design classics. 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.
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. He keeps companies’ iconic name by creating a unique yet minimalistic furniture.
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.
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