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Dr.habil. Harald GRÜNDL Co-Founder and Managing Partner, EOOS Design Studio; Founder and Director, Institute of Design Research Vienna


1988-1994 Studied Industrial Design, graduated with honours at the University for Applied Arts Vienna
1995 Founded EOOS together with Martin Bergmann and Gernot Bohmann
1997-1998 Paris Fellowship of the Republic of Austria for EOOS
2002-2005 Doctorate in Philosophy with honours from the University of Vienna and University of Applied Arts Vienna
2008 Founding of the Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV)
2009 Awarded Dr. phil. habil. in the field of "Theory and History of Design"
2010-2011 Visiting professor specialising in design, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg
2011 Sustainable Product Design, Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, TU Vienna
2014 Design reinstallation and curatorial guidance of the former study collection "MAK DESIGN LABOR", Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
  Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna
2015 Vienna Biennale 2015: ideas for Change. Curator (with Thomas Geisler, MAK): "2015: Smart Life in the City",
2016 La Biennale di Venezia - Architettura: "Social Furniture by EOOS", Austrian Pavillion
2017 Curator, Vienna Biennale 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future. Together with Ulrike Haele and Martina Fineder: "CityFactory. New Work. New Design"


LeNS - the Learning Network on Sustainability, Coordinator Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Founder ExpertsCluster Sustainable Design, within the structure of "designaustria"
Founding member of DesignResearchNetwork


EOOS social furniture by: EOOS, 2016
EOOS and MAK (ed.): by: EOOS. Design between Archaic and High-Tech. Birkhäuser, Basel 2015
IDRV - Institute of Design Research Vienna, Gründl, Harald et al; Tools for the Design Revolution. Designrevolution - A handbook for sustainable design strategies, niggli, Sulgen 2014
Gründl, Harald; EOOS: The Cooked Kitchen. A Poetical Analysis, Springer, Vienna, New York 2008
Gründl, Harald; EOOS: The Death of Fashion. The Passage Rite of Fashion in the Show Window, Springer, Vienna New York 2007


Merit Fellowship of the Republic of Austria, 1994-1995
with EOOS more than 140 international Design Awards