A collaboration that has been ongoing for more than 20 years and has shaped many contemporary design pieces: alfi® and Martin Hauenstein.
Since the beginning of the partnership in 1989, numerous vacuum carafes, beverage dispensers, bottle coolers and other accessories express his shapely design.
"Implementing form, function and production into successful products:
A process that is always exciting, time after time."
Martin Hauenstein, Designer
ABOUT THE designer
Martin Hauenstein is the creative mind behind the company Hauenstein Design, a freelance designer who has been in business since 1994. After his apprenticeship as a precision sheet metal worker, the graduate designer studied industrial design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Hauenstein continues to return to his academic roots as an adjunct professor after graduation. At the start of his career, the designer chose to work at Design Achim Storz in Austria. After several years as studio manager at Tassilo von Grolmann, Hauenstein took the ath of independence and went into self-employment. For many years, the designer has been in close contact with the alfi® product development team, starting in 1996, when he began working on his first own project.
“Only ever do what you can do better than others!” – true to his life's mantra, Hauenstein prefers to work alone and completes his creations with specialists from design, model making and photography. Today, his daily work is not only characterized by digital software, but is also supported by 3D printers.
In addition to alfi®, Hauenstein Design has also designed for other well-known companies from other product areas, such as B/S/H Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Osram GmbH or Vileda GmbH.
DESIGN BY HAUENSTEIN
The most difficult task for Hauenstein himself was the design concept for a sophisticated vacuum carafe, which was added to the alfi® design portfolio under the product name Hotello.
To date, his most successful project for alfi® has been the Gusto series: a vacuum carafe that oftentimes symbolically represents the alfi® brand. The success of the vacuum carafe can be attributed to its modern shape and deliberate colorfulness. Form and functionality were placed front and center of the goals during product development.
Hotello insulated carafe (1999)
- Fredo conference cooler (2000)
- Big Spender air pot (2002)
- Gusto insulated carafe (2007)
- Gusto TT insulated carafe (2009)
- Eco insulated carafe (2010)
Gusto Evolution insulated carafe (2014)
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