Sebastian Hoek, born in 1980, studied industrial design at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. While still a student he worked in different design studios including Designum in Istanbul and LOE Design in Shanghai. After graduating in 2007, he continued working in Shanghai for XLPLUS Design -now Designaffairs- until 2010. After moving back to Germany, he formed a partnership with fellow designer Sascha Sartory under the name FORMFUSION – Produktdesign in Cologne. In 2015, Sebastian immigrated to the US and continues working on projects as independent designer under the name Sebastian Hoek / Product Design.

VITA

2015-present // Relocation to San Francisco Bay Area, USA
2014 // Owner of Sebastian Hoek / Product Design, Cologne, Germany
2010-2014 // Partner and owner of FORMFUSION Produkt Design, Cologne, Germany
2010-2011 // Projectmanager MOKA Executive Design Support, Cologne-Shanghai
2008-2009 // Partner at XLPLUSDESIGN, Shanghai, China (now designaffairs)
2006-2008 // Designer at XLPLUSDESIGN, Shanghai, China (now designaffairs)
2008-2009 // Freelance designer for Medion Design Team, Shanghai, China
2007 // Graduation from BUGH University Wuppertal, Germany, degree in industrial design
2006-2007 // Internship at LOE DESIGN, Shanghai, China
2006-2007 // Foreign exchange semester at Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2006 // Internship at DESIGNUM, Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship, Istanbul,Turkey
2001-2007 // Design studies at BUGH Wuppertal, Germany
2001 // Internship at Anawalt Ceramics, California, USA

AWARDS

2017 // German Design Award Winner – Produkt “Diviwall” for Ropimex
2015 // German Design Award Special Mention – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // Focus Open Silver – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // iF product design award -“S’elect” for Sudhaus GmbH & Co KG
2014 // iF Award – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // DesignPlus Ambiente – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // Iconic Award – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // Interior Innovation Award – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // Form 2014 Tendence – “Fire” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // Interior Innovation Award – “Lombard” for Konstantin Slawinski
2014 // iF Award – “Select” for Sudhaus
2014 // Plus-X-Award – “Traveller” for Lehmann Audio
2007 // Red Dot Award, category “Product Design” – “Colormix” for Sobey
2007 // IF Award, category “Product Design” “Money Tying Machine” for Guao
2002 // Doellken Award Winner Produktdesign

CLIENTS
Conmoto
Dorma
Designimdorf
Designaffairs Shanghai
Emform / Müller Möberlwerkstätten
Häfele Group
Konstantin Slawinski
KKC Cases
Lehmann Audio
Lancom Systems
Rosconi
Ropimex
Sudhaus
Sobey
Schwinn-Beschläge GmbH
Umbra
XLBOOM