Meltdown Chair

Meltdown Chair

Interlaced side table

Interlaced side table

Canvas tables

Canvas tables


Philipp Aduatz, Austria

Vienna based Designer Philipp Aduatz (born 1982) has been working since his diploma in Industrial Design in 2007 at a point of interface between design and art. All his objects come in limited editions and are fabricated with innovative materials and fabrication technologies. Philipp is both the designer and producer of his work.

His main influences are scientific, deriving from his PhD studies in chemistry, physics and material technologies. Another intention of Philipp's work is to develop a certain language of form; sculptors like Constantin Brancusi and Tony Cragg have been major influences.

Philipp's work combines traditional craft techniques with innovative implements such as 3D laser scanning, CNC milling or Rapid Prototyping to develop a new discourse. The flowing style of Philip Aduatz’s furniture draws upon elements from nature and art; organic and almost sculptural elements reflect the fields of association that constitute the creative process.

Aduatz never loses sight of the functional purpose of his objects. Through a process of detailed analysis, the designer extracts furniture typologies, conducting comprehensive studies of the materials. The results of this fundamental research are then integrated into a design process that goes through several stages, starting with a hand drawing, to a milled 3D model, the scan of which is then integrated into the final design.

Selected Exhibitions

Philipp Aduatz & Esque Studio, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, U.S. 2012

Austrian Design Details group show during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2013

Philipp Aduatz & Esque Studio, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, U.S. 2012

Inside/Outside, group exhibition 20 years master class Prof. Paolo Piva, Univ. of Applied Arts Vienna 2010

"New Frontiers" Zumtobel Vienna, Austria 2010

"New Frontiers" Design Factory Bratislava,

Slovakia 2010"Singularity", Design, Painting, Installation, Gallery Suppan Contemporary, Vienna, Austria 2008

The Essence, Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna 2005

First solo exhibition, Galerie am Stein, 
Schärding, Upper Austria 1997

interdisciplinary workshop in Design Art
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
"Polymers in Art" Univ. of Applied Arts Vienna
 Lecture series, Science and design, art and technology at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Technical University Vienna
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA