Eric Lacheiner-Kuhn (1986), an Namibian designer based in Pforzheim,
His interest in product design developed on the SOdA Bachelor course at University Pforzheim School of Design, where he graduated in July 2015. Since then Eric Lacheiner-Kuhn has developed a body of work characterized by experimental materials investigations and explored such issues as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
In perceiving their role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user, they are interested in forging links between their research-based practice and a wider design industry.
Whether designing for a client or investigating alternative applications of materials, Eric Lacheiner-Kuhn applies the same rigorous attention to context, process and detail to every project he undertakes. The added nuance is that he does so with an eye to the historical, political and social forces that have shaped their environments.