Gernot Bohmann was born in 1968 in Krieglach/Styria, Harald Gründl in 1967 in Vienna and Martin Bergmann in 1963 in Lienz/East Tyrol. After their graduation from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, they founded EOOS in 1995.
EOOS operates in the fields of furniture and product design as well as shop design for clients such as Giorgio Armani, Adidas, Alessi, Bite Beauty, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bulthaup, Carl Hansen & Søn, Dedon, Duravit, Geiger, Herman Miller, Hussl, Keilhauer, Lamy, MatteoGrassi, Poltrona Frau, Walter Knoll and Zumtobel.
For EOOS, design is a poetical discipline between archaic and high-tech. EOOS examines rituals, myths and intuitive images as a starting point within the scope of the Poetical Analysis®.
In 2015 the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art – celebrated the work of EOOS with the first major solo exhibition. In this context the monograph “by: EOOS”
(Birkhäuser/Basel) was released.
To date, EOOS has over 15 technical patents and received more than 130 international awards, including the 2004
renowned Italian Compasso d'Oro for Kube, produced by MatteoGrassi. In 2007, the EOOS-founders were nominated of
the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and the readers of the daily newspaper "Die Presse" to "Austrians of the
Year" in the Creative Industries. In 2010, EOOS received for b2 the mobile workshop kitchen, produced by bulthaup the
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in gold. In 2012 the shower OpenSpace, made by Duravit, won the
"Best of the Best" red dot Award, the German Design Award and the IF Award in gold. For the redesign of a toilet EOOS
received a "Special Recognition for Outstanding Design" from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jaan bed, a bed
series, produced by Walter Knoll was honored as best bed 2015 by Wallpaper*. EOOS also won the best of Neocon Gold
award for Juxta and Cahoots, produced by Keilhauer.
photo: © Elfie Semotan