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Felix Pöttinger

Growing up among the forestry industry, watching architects and craftsmen select their materials, Felix Pottinger was always drawn to objects made to last. After studying in Munich, Austria and London he landed a position working under the influential designer Nils Holger Moormann. There is where he discovered the heart of his work today – a careful balance of functional and emotional design. Felix has always been drawn to furniture and homeware because after clothing, they are the closest things to our bodies. He believes in making the home his sanctuary and by crafting pieces that can stand the test of time, he can help others foster their own sanctuaries. Felix believes that by pairing thoughtful materials with an emotional approach, good design can be relevant in any era.

Munich, Germany

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Get to know Felix Pöttinger

You mention your products being an answer to the cabin fever we feel living in small spaces. Can you speak to that?

Smaller spaces are inherent to urban spaces and it's getting harder and harder to have room in the city as a young person. With limited freedom to create the space you want it can start to affect your well being and I think instead we need to turn to solutions like small-footprint lighting to lift our moods and provide the illusion of more space.

How did growing up in a natural environment influence the ways you think about design?

I think my approach and the way I think about materials is very different. I really appreciate the source of material and the tools I have. I believe when you focus on where things come from you can create the most beautiful things.

Timelessness is a common thread in your work. What do you consider timeless design?

No design is ever really timeless but I think if a design is really thoughtfully madel, it can enter any period and survive. Good design can be anywhere and I think using modern 3D printing to create a classic shape is a perfect example of that.

"I love designing for home because it’s one of the closest things to us as humans. These products are meant to stay."

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