We design products and spaces

We strongly believe in the necessity to add more layers to a design. We like to tell stories with our objects. They can be about sustainable production, hand-craft techniques or material aspects. We love to go deep into our projects and work profoundly for a result of high standards.

We work together since 2006. Our team is made up of members coming from architecture, design and cabinet-making. Part of our studio is a material experimenting lab, which is the base for our research and development work. Every project is started with a thorrow analysis.


our name

Pudelskern refers to a quote from Goethe‘s drama Faust: the first part of the tragedy. Though the main character Heinrich Faust successfully gained knowledge on his quest for the essence of life, he is still unsatisfied: 
Here now I stand, poor fool, and see

I‘m just as wise as formerly.
When he meets the devil he makes a deal trading his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The devil approaches Faust in disguise of a poodle, revealing his true character only later:
So this, then, was the kernel of the brute!
Goethe‘s quote Das also war des Pudels Kern! entered German language meaning to find the core of a thing - the gist of the matter.

University teaching

University for art and industrial design Linz: Narrative Design, 2010.
University of Innsbruck, Institute for experimental architecture, head of institute Prof. P. Schumacher: Design basics, 2010/2011.

Horst Philipp                Nina Mair                  Georg Íhler        

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Pudelskern GBR
Nina Mair, Georg Íhler, Horst Philipp
Innstrasse 23, 6020 Innsbruck
tel. +43 512 890 257
email hallo@pudelskern.at
VAT-ID. ATU 64191822