„A good product has to be charming, but also sustainable
and durable – material and visual ways.“

Martin Hirth was born 1987 in Horb in the Black Forest (Germany) and graduated 2014 from the University of Art and Design Offenbach in product design. While still studying, he founded his own studio and worked additionally as assistant of designer Sebastian Herkner from 2011-2014. Martin Hirth’s numerous awarded designs - widely noticed by the international trade press - were already exhibited in Paris, Milan and Berlin. His work is characterised by a lightness of form and a conceptual stringency.





Awards

2015 - German Design Award, Newcomer Nominee 2016
         - iF Student Design Award

2013 - Blickfangdesignpreis Gold, 1st prize Blickfang Basel
         - Style proved by Schöner Wohnen & Couch Magazin

2012 - Design Plus, powered by Light+Building
         - Interior Innovation Award 2012, Nominated for D3 Contest

Lectures and workshops

2017 - 'Sommer des Designs', Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum
         - Workshop at Carl-Schurz-Schule, Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum

2016 - 'Sommer des Designs', Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum

2015 - Lecture, Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt


Exhibitions

2017 - Feria Hábitat, Schönbuch, Valencia
         - Maison & Objet September, FEST Amsterdam, Paris
         - Design District, FEST Amsterdam, Rotterdam
         - Ambiente, Vonbox, Messe Frankfurt
         - Maison & Objet January, Ligne Roset, Paris
         - Ligne Roset, IMM Cologne
         - Schönbuch, IMM Cologne

2016 - Maison & Objet September, FEST Amsterdam, Paris
         - ShowUP, FEST Amsterdam, Vijfhuizen
         - Young Design Light+Building, Messe Frankfurt
         - Ambiente, Vonbox, Messe Frankfurt
         - Schönbuch, IMM Cologne

2015 - Idées Multiples, La Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris
         - iF design exhibition, Hamburg
         - Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Pulpo, Milan
         - Ambiente talents, Messe Frankfurt
         - Maison & Objet January, Pulpo, Paris
         - Pulpo, IMM Cologne
         - Schönbuch, IMM Cologne

2014 - Graduate Exhibition, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - Maison & Objet September, Pulpo, Paris
         - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Pulpo, Milan
         - Light+Building, hfg_of main, Messe Frankfurt
         - Maison & Objet January, Pulpo, Paris
         - Alle Metalle, Passagen, Cologne
         - Trendinszenierung, livinginteriors 2014, IMM Cologne
         - Pulpo, IMM Cologne
         - Schönbuch, IMM Cologne
         - D3 Schools, IMM Cologne

2013 - Design tour, Super Pulpo, Marseille
         - Maison & Objet September, Pulpo, Paris
         - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - MOST, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Milan
         - Blickfang fördert, Stuttgart
         - Blickfang fördert, Basel
         - D3 Schools, IMM Cologne
         - Premium Seek, Airbag Craftworks A2, Fashion Week Berlin

2012 - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - Design Plus, Light+Building, Messe Frankfurt
         - D3 Contest, design talents competition, IMM Cologne

2011 - Designer Christmas trees, HfG Karlsruhe
         - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - Premium Seek, Airbag Craftworks A2, Fashion Week Berlin

2010 - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main
         - Urbanes Nordend, Orangerie Günthersburgpark, Frankfurt
         - D3 Schools, IMM Cologne

2009 - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main

2008 - Rundgang, Academy of Art and Design Offenbach / Main