Studio Hausen - J.Höltje
Jörg Höltje was born in 1981 in East Berlin. He started his studies of Industrial Design at the University of the Arts in Berlin in 2003. He founded the design studio Hausen together with Joscha Brose during their Industrial Design studies at the University of Arts in Berlin in 2006. Before Höltje graduated in 2009 he complemented his education with studying abroad, at the Politecnico di Milano. Jörg Höltje also completed successfully a period of work experience at Studio Patricia Urquiola in Milan. In Berlin he was working for designers like Werner Aisslinger and Axel Kufus. Since his first independent project at the UdK Berlin, he exhibited alone and with Studio Hausen at the Salone Satellite in Milan 2007, 2008 and 2010, his work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, like IMM Cologne, DMY International Design festival Berlin, Seoul Design Festival in Korea and at the ICFF New York. Since then he has worked for a variety of clients such as Ligne Roset, De la Espada, Camper and Foundry. His main focus lies in furniture and lighting design as well as exhibition design and installations. His work is driven by hands on prototyping, manufacturing and inspired by cultural development and innovation. He is combing cutting-edge technologies, experimental production methods, traditional craft and new materials. Höltje's digital-analogue prototyping process includes collaborations with various partners from small workshops in Berlin and artists to the Fraunhofer Research Institute. Beside his work for Studio Hausen he is currently teaching at the University of Arts Berlin.
October 2005-January 2006 : exchange semester at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy
January 2006-June 2006 : Internship at the design studio of Patricia Urquiola in Milan, Italy
(projects for Moroso, Rosenthal, Flos, Alessi).
October 2006 : foundation of the design studio "Studio Hausen" together with Joscha Brose in Berlin (works for ligne roset, De La Espada, Znak).
January 2007 : participation at the "Inspired by Cologne" exhibition at the IMM international furniture fair Cologne (winning of a special mention at the Interior Innovation Award 2007).
April 2007 : Studio Hausen exhibition of a furniture collection at the Salone Satellite in Milan.
May 2007 : Studio Hausen exhibition at the DMY Youngsters at the International Designfestival Berlin.
August 2007-December 2007 : exhibition concept and realisation of the "Design Reaktor Berlin" exhibition for the Bundeskanzleramt, deutsche Designkonferenz and the BDI.
December 2007 : participation at the Berlin exhibition at the Seoul Design Festival, Korea.
January 2008 : participation at the "Tatorte" exhibition during the IMM international furniture fair Cologne.
April 2008 : exhibition of the new furniture collection of Studio Hausen at the Salone Satellite, Milan.
From 10/2009 teaching at the University of the Arts Berlin as assistant of Prof. Axel Kufus.
ab 10/ 2009 freelance designer at studio Axel Kufus, Berlin.
08/2009 freelance designer at studio Werner Aisslinger, Berlin.
04/2009 awarded diploma at the University of the Arts Berlin.
05/2008 curator and organisator of the "ID-Berlin, industrial design competence" exhibition.
clients: Ligne Roset,Camper, Foundry, Znak etc...