Johannes Hemann studied product design at the School of Art and Design in Offenbach am Main, Germany. During his studies he spent one semester at the Department of Product Design at Kingston University in London. In 2011 Hemann opened his eponymous design studio and almost immediately received international attention for his innovative and playful interpretations of traditional design forms.
His celebrated designs include a table made from cork (“Fridtjof”), a chair made from foam (“Geoffrey”), and colorful lamp shades made from polypropylen filings and plexiglass granulate (“Kirsten” and “Fabian”). His acclaimed “Storm Series” represents another unique approach toward design, in which furniture is made in a “storm box” and shapes are created as a result of simulated storms.
Hemann’s designs have been exhibited in Berlin, Milan, Tel Aviv, London and Tokyo, among other venues. In 2012 he was nominated as Young Designer of the year by the German Design Awards, and he was twice nominated for Design Newcomer of the Year in Germany, in both 2010 and 2011.