WE ARE CHANGEMAKERS
EOOS NEXT employs industrial design strategies to respond to the great challenges in our world, such as the climate crisis or social injustice. We see design as a tool for social change. We aim to create alternatives for future, sustainable lifestyles. We make “Design for the Real World” (Victor Papanek, 1971).
Our designs are based on transformative technologies and strategies. We use rapid prototyping to create models which show future scenarios and products with a positive impact. We have a systemic view. We love local production, open design and high-tech. We use circular design methods to help industries on their way towards circular economy. We are partnering with pioneers and changemakers. We operate as a social business.
WHOM WE WORK WITH
Austrian promotional bank
Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Centre Suisse d’Electrinque et de Microtechnique
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic and Technology – Eawag
Georgia Tech University
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Helbing Technik Wil AG
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Vienna
Pollution Research Group
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
University of KwaZulu-Natal
EOOS NEXT has the great opportunity to collaborate with NGOs like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (US) or the Red Cross (AT) and research institutions such as Georgia Tech Research Institute (US), the Pollution Research Group of the University of KwaZulu–Natal (SA), Bristol Robotics Laboratory (UK), CSEM (CH), and EAWAG (CH). We do research, design, and prototyping. We introduce laboratory technology into real life contexts through field tests and design mockups. We formulate the point of departure for the engineering and industrialization of world changing products and services. Besides engagements on a contract basis or research grants, we initiate our own projects with future spin-off.
EOOS NEXT was founded in 2020 by EOOS as a social business to advance its social and sustainable design initiatives.
Milestones include: work in global health and sanitation for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which started as a collaboration with EAWAG for the “Reinvent The Toilet Challenge” (2011–ongoing); the invitation to exhibit the “Blue Diversion Toilet” at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 “Elements of Architecture”, curated by Rem Koolhaas; “Social Furniture” (2015) – a furniture design manual for a refugee camp in Vienna, commissioned by Elke Delugan-Meissl for the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 “Reporting from the Front”; the MAK exhibition “CLIMATE CHANGE! From Mass Consumption to a Sustainable Quality Society” (2019), curated by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein; and the Austrian Pavilion at the Triennale di Milano 2019, curated by Marlies Wirth (MAK) and awarded with the “Black Bee Award” and the Wallpaper* Design Award 2020 “Life-Enhancer of the Year” for the LAUFEN Save! toilet.