claus niephaus

product & interior design

ABOUT

Claus Niephaus is an interdisciplinary designer with a focus on conceptual and sustainable solutions for both, companies specialized in the fields of furniture, architecture or spatial communication, as well as private clients. On the side he works as a lecturer at the Academy of Craft and Design situated in Aachen.

He has a background in craftsmanship where he early discovered his passion for the correlation of material, haptics and functionality. Further developing that passion and applying it to design approaches, his work is characterized by functional simplicity which allows for an emotional connection.

Claus Niephaus lives and works in Cologne.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2nd place – MADE.COM´s ETA, 2016
Yaunti chair

IF Design Award | Interior Architecture, 2016
BMW 7 Series exhibits, 2015 IAA Motor Show
With and for Yellow Design Cologne

IF Communication Design Award, 2014
BMW multisensual exhibits, 2013 IAA Motor Show
With and for Yellow Design Cologne

ADC Silver Award, 2014
BMW multisensual exhibits, 2013 IAA Motor Show
With and for Yellow Design Cologne

Exhibit Design Award Gold, 2013
Eduard Kronenberg, exhibition stand
With and for Studio BachmannKern

ADC Junior Award - Bronze, 2011
Everybody is, room installation, 2010 Milan Furniture Fair

Recognition, David and Abraham Roentgen Foundation, 2011
Constans, extendable table

1st Prize - Die Gute Form, Competition of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2009, Constans, extendable table

1st place Chamber Winner, Aachen Chambers of Handicrafts, 2006
Bar Cabinet

2nd place - Die Gute Form, Heinsberg Carpenters' Guild, 2006
Bar Cabinet

1st Guild Winner, Heinsberg Carpenters' Guild, 2006
Bar Cabinet

1st place - Die Gute Form light, 2005
Black Cube