Philipp Hainke is a product designer with a focus on sustainable design and circular economy. During his studies he passed through stations in Germany, Poland, and Australia and finally focused on sustainable product and process design, based in Berlin. In a dialogue between technical and ecological material cycles, he is aiming to design resilient systems from which both nature and culture benefit sustainably. Design unites the intersections of social, technical and ecological issues, making it a key element for innovation and sustainable development. As designers, we have the know-how to formulate ideas and visions to accelerate new developments. For Philipp Hainke, design goes far beyond form and describes the process of being involved in a continuous process of observation and reflection to generate purposeful objects. He sees these objects surrounding us as an active part of our society, with the possibility to influence them. The interaction of man, object, and environment form the basis of his work. His work has been honored with several international awards, including the Green Concept Award, the Materialica Award and the Salone Satellite Award.




Philipp spent his childhood and youth on the countryside in Bavaria after which he traveled Europe and lived on a bio-dynamic farm for a year. He attended an art school for two years, before his design studies. His design education started at the technical University of Applied Since Coburg in south Germany which gave him the basic knowledge of technical mechanics, ergonomic and problem solving from bottom up. From there he moved to Poland to study for one year in the art and design context at the Academy of the Arts Gdansk after which he he moved to Berlin where he graduated in 2019 at the University of the Arts Berlin. Currently, he works and lives in Berlin.


2020 OctobereMove360° Future Mobility + Materialica AwardMunich, Germany
2020 OctoberDutchDesignWeek 2020 – Isola Materialized, Digital EventEindhoven, Netherlands
2020 JuneIsola goes Digital – Virtual Design ShowMilan, Italy
2020 January IMM Cologne – Campus Master Selection, CologneCologne, Germany
2019 NovemberGlobal Grad Show – SelectionDubai, United Arab Emirates
2019 NovemberSubcontractor – Materials RevolutionJönköping, Sweden
2019 OctoberDesignblok – Diploma SelectionPrag, Czech Republic
2019 MayInterzum – Disruptive MaterialsCologne, Germany
2019 MayLondon Craft Week – MaterialDrivenLondon, England
2019 AprilSalone del Mobile Milano – SaloneSatelliteMilan, Italy
2019 MarchInternational Craft Fair – Green Product AwardMunich, Germany
2019 JanuaryIMM Cologne – Campus SelectionCologne, Germany
2018 OctoberArts and Crafts Museum – Federal Prize Ecodesign Berlin, Germany
2018 AprilSaloneSatellite – Salone del Mobile MilanoMilan, Italy
2017 FebruaryDesigntransfer UdK, Vorspiel TransmedialeBerlin, Germany
2016 OctoberArts and Crafts Museum – Federal Prize Ecodesign Berlin, Germany
2016 JulyDesigntransfer UdK, Hacking UtopiaBerlin, Germany
2016 JuneDMY Berlin, Cultural CommutersBerlin, Germany
2014 OctoberLodz Design FestivalLodz, Poland
2014 AugustInternational Festival of Art and ConstructionBurgos, Spain


CYBEX GmbHBayreuth,
Workshop Supervision „Circular Thinking”2019 November
Universität der KünsteBerlin, GermanyMetal Workshop, Tutorship2015–2019
Festival of Art and ConstructionBurgos, SpainUpcycling Workshop2014 August