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studio högl borowski was established in 2015 by Stefanie Högl (1986) and Matthias Borowski (1984) and is based in Vienna (AT).


Both already met whilst studying. They completed their BA-degrees in product design at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and later on they moved to the Netherlands, a formative phase for both. Matthias graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven in Contextual Design, Stefanie worked as freelance designer.


In their unique pieces, objects and products the relationship between materiality and sensoric qualities is key. Matthias fascination for technology, craftsmanship, shapes and proportions and that of Stefanie for spatial mood, colour and materiality and telling stories cross in an intriguing way.


Since their existence, studio högl borowski balance between product and furniture design and sculptural objects, always aiming to conceive, compose, imagine and present a sequence of sensations that exite.


The works occupy a unique place between conceptual projects, object design with food as a strong source for inspiration.

With both experimental attitude and investigative curiosity, studio högl borowskis works illuminate parallels between the role of the chef by working in close dialog with the used materials and their processes to create unique compositions that tickle the senses. The designers raise questions about the key role of sensory parameters and explore the diversity of material scenarios.


/ `The importance of the obvious` at Palazzo Monti, Brescia (IT)

/ Milan Design Week: shb x LONGCHAMP, Boutique Via della Spiga, 6, Milan (IT)
/ Milan Design Week: harlequin objects for P.H.I. Interior, At Labo' Cultural Project, Milan (IT)

/ OFFSPRING - a playable exhibition for small children and adults, VIKTORIA, Vienna (AT)

/ Bling Bling. Contemporary curated by Parallel, Adrian Kowanz, Vienna (AT)

natur² installation at Czerninplatz, Vienna (AT)

/ Group show "Wild thing", NOMZ Gallery, Wien (AT)


/ Design everyday - Design für den Gebrauch + Postapocalyptic coffeehouse + Wie gehts? at hds59 , Vienna Design Week (AT)

/ Postapocalyptic coffeehouse curated by Gabriel Roland in collaboration with Advantage Austria, Dutch Design Week (NL)

the corona pandemic changed all our plans.

a new name. "kollektiv plus zwei" becomes "studio högl borowski"
a new atelier. HDS59 becomes our new home.

/ Design everyday - Design für den Gebrauch + Taste The Now, Vienna Design Week (AT)
/ Dialog mit dem Material, Rado Boutique Wien (AT)


/ The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (US)
/ Design without borders, New Budapest Gallery (HU)


kollektiv plus zwei was selected to represent Austrian Design at the format  „Österreich lounge“ at 7 blickfang design shows in Germany and Switzerland

/ imm Cologne, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Berlin travel Festival, Liederhalle Stuttgart (GER)
/ Messe Basel, Stage One, Bernexpo (CH)

/ Sticky business - The temptation of sugar in art curated by Marije Vogelzang,  Museum Schiedam (NL)  


/ Artists in residency, Perspektiven Festival, Attersee (AT) 

/ maker faire, Semperdepot, Wien, (AT)


/ Young designers around the world, pop up!, Habari, Vienna (AT)
/ selected show at departure studio, blickfang / MAK, Wien (AT)
/ Museum Ijsselstein, Ijsselstein (NL)
/ Fetishism curated by Li Edelkoort, Museum of Modern Art Trapholt, Kolding (DK)

/ Vous avez dit bizarre?, Biennale Internationale Design, Saint-Etienne (FR)


/ pig collective show, schellens fabrique, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)
/ form&seek collective show at design junction, London Design Festival, (GB)


/ staged show, Ústí nad Labem (CZ) + Dresden (GER)
/ ELLE Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
/ united spaces gallery, Berlin (GER)
/ mint gallery, London (GB)
/ graduation show self unself with Design Academy Eindhoven, salone del mobile, Milan (IT)
/ Materiaal. Onderzoek. Uitgeprobeerd, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting (NL)


/ graduation show, Dutch Design Week, Design Academy, Eindhoven (NL) Oktober: control for idealism, DDW, TAC ,Eindhoven (NL)

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