Gernot Bohmann (left) was born in 1968 in Krieglach/Styria, Harald Gründl (middle) in 1967 in Vienna and Martin Bergmann (right) in 1963 in Lienz/East Tyrol. After their graduation from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, they founded EOOS in 1995. EOOS operates in the fields of furniture and product design as well as shop design for clients such as Giorgio Armani, Adidas, Alessi, Bene, Bulthaup, Dedon, Duravit, Keilhauer, MatteoGrassi, Walter Knoll and Zumtobel. EOOS Basic Research examines rituals, myths and intuitive images within the scope of Poetical Analysis®.
So far, the books “The Death of Fashion” and “The Cooked Kitchen. A Poetical Analysis” have been published by Springer Wien NewYork. For EOOS, design is a poetical discipline and a cultural service for society.
To date, EOOS has been awarded more than 50 international honors, among them the renowned Italian design prize Compasso d’Oro for Kube, which was produced by MatteoGrassi. In 2008, the editors of all 24 worldwide Elle Decor magazines deemed the design of b2 mobile kitchen system, produced by Bulthaup, the best of the year in the category Kitchen.
“Out with design!” read Gerd Bulthaup’s request in 2005 when he asked EOOS to think about a mobile kitchen system. An unusual dictate, which Martin, Gernot and Harald only too gladly obeyed. After three years of research and conception, a kitchen design based on the principle of a workshop was developed consisting of the following elements: a kitchen work cabinet for utensils (“tools”), supplies and dishes; a modular, readily adaptable kitchen workbench with a sink and a stove, as well as an appliance-housing cabinet accommodating the oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. Drawers – in which chaos usually reigns anyway – are entirely eliminated. One must keep in mind that all fancy displays of Lalique and such are for the main kitchen upstairs