Philipp Hainke is a product designer that combines an artistic background with technical solutions. For him design goes way beyond the shape of an object. Design is the meeting point of social, technical and sustainable questions and by this a key element in our globalized world.

He has a strong focus in ecological design that includes technical innovations in its process, also knowing that they can never solve the problem by itself.

For him designing means to be involved in a continual process of observation and reflection to generate purposeful objects. He believes that the Objects we are surrounded by, become part of our society and can have the power to effect it back.


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. Then he moved to Poland to study for one year in the art and design context at the Academy of the Arts Gdansk. From Poland he he moved to Berlin where he graduated in 2018 at the University of the Arts Berlin.

He worked as an intern at the Berlin based design studio gewerk and the Sydney based Studio vert as well as Freelancer for studio aisslinger.

Currently he works on his master thesis where he continues with his research in the field of new sustainable processes and materials at the University of the Arts Berlin.


SaloneSatellite – Salone del Mobile Milano Milan, Italy April 2018
Bundespreises Ecodesign – Rundgang Berlin October 2017
Designtransfer UdK, Vorspiel Transmediale Berlin February 2017
Bundespreises Ecodesign – Rundgang Berlin October 2016
Universität der Künste Berlin Rundgang Berlin July 2016
Designtransfer UdK, Hacking Utopia Berlin July 2016
DMY Berlin, Cultural Commuters Berlin June 2016
Universität der Künste Berlin Rundgang Berlin July 2015
ifac Festival Burgos, Spain August 2014
Lodz Design Festival Lodz October 2014
Coburger Designtage Coburg May–June 2013
Euromold Düsseldorf September 2012
Coburger Designtage Coburg May–June 2012


Universität der Künste Berlin Metal Workshop, Tutorship 2015–2019
Festival of Art and Construction Spain Upcycling Workshop August 2014