Christoph Guenther

Dutch East Design / Product and Interior Designer

Born and raised in Austria, Christoph is an award-winning designer who practices product and interior design in New York. He earned his MSc degree with honors in 2010 at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Austria, including a student exchange term with The Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China. He also graduated with the best portfolio of his class in interior design at Parsons School of Design in New York after co-founding a design agency with a focus on product design, motion graphics, and graphic design in Berlin.
As an interior designer at Dutch East Design Christoph is involved in space concepts, furniture design, construction documents and coordination for several diverse projects in hospitality spread all over the country, including the redesign of Marcel Breuer’s iconic Pirelli Building in New Haven, a Marriott Autograph hotel in Columbia and a new concept salon in downtown Manhattan.
My first exposure to design was at the age of 15 when I started using and exploring 3D programs; Since then my passion for creating shapes in any form has greatly increased. In the beginning of my industrial design studies, I felt the urge to create a holistic design that combined architecture, interior design, industrial/product design and fashion design. I was especially intrigued by the fact that, despite the complexity of each profession, they shared far more similarity than it seemed at first glance. Each of these categories has a common final objective that is deeply connected to human beings but differentiates in its relationship to the human body and the type of mental work required to accomplish it. However, if you combine all four approaches, you can begin to understand design in its completeness, observing and considering it from several different angles.

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