The Austrian-based EOOS was founded in 1995 by Martin Bergmann, Harald Gründl, and Gernot Bohmann, three graduates of the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. The partners collaborate on all projects, specializing in the design of furniture, consumer products, and architectural spaces, particularly flagship retail stores. Customers include such celebrated names such as Armani, Adidas, Moroso, A1/Vodafone, Matteograssi, Walter Knoll, Keilhauer, Duravit and Zumtobel Staff.
EOOS relies heavily on research and a design process they referred to as "poetic analysis." The partners seeks words, sentences, or images that evoke concepts "deeply rooted in mankind."
Says Martin Bergmann: "Our work is not one-dimensional, nor is it based on a direct process that leads from a specific customer requirement to our design. We actually research the context of the customer's brand. What is it derived from? How did the brand myth come about? What does the brand stand for? Our approach frequently enables us to illuminate a previously undiscovered dimension of the customer."