Pairing product design with art, HagenHinderdael pursue a design approach that explores the relationship of lighting and large scale installations in immersive environments.

Merging their abilities as designers with the material knowledge and craftsmanship of local artisans and cutting-edge technology, the designers produce elements and installations that push the boundaries of engineering whilst bearing the incentive of a continuous afterlife.

HagenHinderdael’s ethos is to celebrate long-established craftsmanship and always think about the lifecycle of the installations. From the sourcing down to the afterlife, each installation has its own journey that is sustainably sourced and locally manufactured.

In temporary installations, wherever possible, a product is developed as the singular unit of the design - creating a unique way for the pieces to be re-used and distributed afterwards.

At the Downtown Design 2020 Digital Fair, Hagen Hinderdael presented NACRE and BOLLA.

NACRE is a modular series of outdoor furniture, pairing cutting edge technology with local history. Launched at Dubai Design Week 2020, it is a collaboration between London-based designers HagenHinderdael and Dubai-based 3D-printed concrete specialists concreative.

BOLLA brings awareness to how the escalated use of packaging materials is affecting our environment. Pointing the way to a circular economy instead of designing things to fail, bubble wrap sourced from packaging waste is used as form-work and transformed through parametric modelling and innovative research into the light product Bolla.

This brand is presented by the DIT (UK) as part of their hybrid showcase ‘Design is GREAT: From the UK to the UAE’.

Discover the showcase here.