Dipl.-Des. Andreas Klober

klober@hfg-offenbach.de

T +49 (0)69.800 59-162

T +49 (0)69.800 59-161

F +49 (0)69.800 59-151

Main building, room 213 b

Consultation

Tue + Wed 9:30am–12:30pm and 1–5pm
Thu 10am–12:30pm and 1–5pm
Fri 10am–14pm
And by appointment (Mail/Phone)

Discipline

CNC Technologies

Model Design and Making

Subject/Area

Design Elements

Faculty

Design

Function

Teacher for Special Tasks

Extern
ak-id.de

Vita

Andreas Klober (born 1966 in Darmstadt), trained as a dental technician from 1986 until 1989: He subsequently studied Industrial Design at Darmstadt University where he was taught by the professors Heinz Habermann, Bernd Meurer, Helmut Staubach and Horst Brüning. In 1995 he completed his degree in collaboration with Detlef Rhein. As of 1995, he freelanced for a number of different studios, designers and companies as a Product Designer. In addition to design, his focus was on aspects of technical feasibility, CAD construction and 3D visualization. Klober designed more than 200 products in the toy sector; some of which were developed as far as the tool making stage. The range of services in Klober’s own workshop includes the construction of models, templates and small editions. Between 1999 and 2004 Andreas Klober was a research assistant to Prof. Jochen Gros in the C Labor at HfG Offenbach, where he participated in the “Art-Customization-New Arts and Crafts” feasibility study and the “C_Moebel” research project, where he was responsible for Product Design, CAD, 3D Visualization and CAM Preparation. Since September 2012 he has been working as a lecturer for special assignments at HfG Offenbach, and has been responsible for the fields of Design Model Making and Rapid Prototyping.

Projects

  • Hs 1

    Hochstapler | Newcraft

    Design in the C_Moebel team, HfG Offenbach/Main
    ​The sheet material, coated on both sides, is shaped and cut to size using a CNC machine. As such, only one operational step is needed in creating the finished product, Hochstapler (Stacker). The leather fiber functions as a hinge, allowing for the shelf system to be assembled and dismantled without the need for tools. The design allows for a high degree of freedom in terms of grid dimensions.
    Materialica Award | Munich 

  • Hs 2

    Hochstapler | Newcraft

Hochstapler | Newcraft

Design in the C_Moebel team, HfG Offenbach/Main
​The sheet material, coated on both sides, is shaped and cut to size using a CNC machine. As such, only one operational step is needed in creating the finished product, Hochstapler (Stacker). The leather fiber functions as a hinge, allowing for the shelf system to be assembled and dismantled without the need for tools. The design allows for a high degree of freedom in terms of grid dimensions.
Materialica Award | Munich 

  • Mitbringen soundroboter

    Mitbringexperimente | Kosmos

    Development of a multi-platform for the Kosmos series »Mitbringexperimente« (Portable experiments). Creation of five distinct experimental setups based on one platform. Providing CAD data as specification for tool construction. 

  • Mitbringen seifenroboter

Mitbringexperimente | Kosmos

Development of a multi-platform for the Kosmos series »Mitbringexperimente« (Portable experiments). Creation of five distinct experimental setups based on one platform. Providing CAD data as specification for tool construction. 

  • Wp 1

    Disney Winnie Pooh Tip ʼn’ Topple Game | Ravensburger

    Design, CAD modeling/construction and prototyping of Winnie the Pooh wobbly tree

  • Wp 31

    Disney Winnie Pooh Tip ʼn’ Topple Game | Ravensburger

Disney Winnie Pooh Tip ʼn’ Topple Game | Ravensburger

Design, CAD modeling/construction and prototyping of Winnie the Pooh wobbly tree

  • Schlachtbuffet maus 1

    Schlacht am Buffet | Kosmos

    CAD modeling/construction and prototyping of Uli Stein’s playing piece for the game »Schlacht am Buffet« (Battle at the buffet)
    Creation of image material for game instructions and packaging

  • Schlachtbuffet cover1

    Schlacht am Buffet | Kosmos

Schlacht am Buffet | Kosmos

CAD modeling/construction and prototyping of Uli Stein’s playing piece for the game »Schlacht am Buffet« (Battle at the buffet)
Creation of image material for game instructions and packaging

  • Gastrolle 1

    Gastrolle | Frankfurt Book Fair

    Small-series production of award for Frankfurt Book Fair

    Akid has been producing the »Gastrolle« (Guest roll) award trophy for the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2002. The object, based on a design project at HfG Offenbach, is presented to the next guest country in an official ceremony at the end of the book fair every year. The individual one-offs made from silicone, cherry wood and lasered acrylic glass have so far been produced for twelve countries. 

  • Gastrolle 2

    Gastrolle | Frankfurt Book Fair

Gastrolle | Frankfurt Book Fair

Small-series production of award for Frankfurt Book Fair

Akid has been producing the »Gastrolle« (Guest roll) award trophy for the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2002. The object, based on a design project at HfG Offenbach, is presented to the next guest country in an official ceremony at the end of the book fair every year. The individual one-offs made from silicone, cherry wood and lasered acrylic glass have so far been produced for twelve countries. 

  • Taktil 1

    Taktile Flächen | Dialogmuseum Frankfurt/Main

    Realization of one-offs for Frankfurt’s Dialogmuseum
    Production of the taktile Flächen (tactile surfaces) for Frankfurt’s Dialogmuseum. The objects were designed by Prof. Isabel M. Naegele (Mainz University of Applied Sciences) and Unit Design (Frankfurt) and realized by ak_id and Hans Lange/Labor Teuber (Darmstadt). The two-tone silicone objects molded into each other supply visible and tactile layout plans of the three levels of the museum.

  • Taktil 3

    Taktile Flächen | Dialogmuseum Frankfurt/Main

Taktile Flächen | Dialogmuseum Frankfurt/Main

Realization of one-offs for Frankfurt’s Dialogmuseum
Production of the taktile Flächen (tactile surfaces) for Frankfurt’s Dialogmuseum. The objects were designed by Prof. Isabel M. Naegele (Mainz University of Applied Sciences) and Unit Design (Frankfurt) and realized by ak_id and Hans Lange/Labor Teuber (Darmstadt). The two-tone silicone objects molded into each other supply visible and tactile layout plans of the three levels of the museum.