Prof. Peter Eckart

eckart@hfg-offenbach.de

T +49 (0)69.800 59-168

F +49 (0)69.800 59-151

Main building, room 201a/b

Consultation

by appointment

Discipline

Integrative Design

Product Language

Subject/Area

Design/Product Design

Theory/Science

Faculty

Design

Institute

Design Institute for Mobility and Logistics (DML)

Function

Vice President

Extern

unit-design.de

151113 unit 7293 kleiner

Vita

Prof. Peter Eckart (born 1961) lives and works in Frankfurt und Offenbach. After business management training with 4711 in Cologne, he worked in various design agencies in Hamburg (Michael Suxdorf, Peter Schmidt Studios) and studied Product Design at Bergische Universität GHS Wuppertal and later at HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg under Prof. Peter Raacke and Prof. Dieter Rams. After winning the Braun Prize (1989) he worked as a product designer for Braun in Kronberg for two years. In 1993, he founded the design agency Eckart+Barski Design. Products in the fields of consumer goods and medical technology were developed. In the year 2000 he founded design agency unit-design together with Bernd Hilpert. The agency is networked with national and international designers from related media, design and architecture disciplines and works on projects in the fields of orientation systems and signage, information design, public design or exhibitions, with clients including Accenture, EZB, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Messe Basel, Messe Frankfurt, Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, The Ciyt of Offenbach, Regionalpark Rhein Main, The City of Frankfurt, Fraport, Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn, T-Mobile, Roche, Siemens, VGF.

Peter Eckart has been Professor of Product Design and Integrated Design at HfG Offenbach since 2000, from 2007 until 2010 he was the Dean of the School of Design (formerly Product design faculty) and since 2011 he is Vice President of the University.

Projects

Projekte mit dem Büro unit design von Peter Eckart und Bernd Hilpert

Guidance system

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    Messe Basel

    Client: Messe Basel
    Year: 2013
    Focus: Wayfinding & signage systems,
    Project type: Competition, 1. prize
    ​unit Task: Concept, Design and Planning 

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    Messe Basel

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    Messe Basel

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    Ordnungsamt

    Client: City of Frankfurt
    Year: 2009
    Focus: Wayfinding & signage systems
    Client: OFB Projektentwicklung
    ​unit task: Concept, Design and Realization

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    Ordnungsamt

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    Ordnungsamt

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    Swiss Re

    Client: Swiss Re
    Year: 2001
    Focus: Wayfinding & signage systems
    Contractor: Intégral Ruedi Baur, Paris / Swiss Re Deutschland Munich
    ​unit Task: Concept, Design, Planning and Realisation 

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    Swiss Re

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    Swiss Re

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    Deutsche Bank

    Client: Deutsche Bank AG
    Year: 2010
    Focus: Wayfinding & signage systems
    ​unit Task: Concept, Design and Planning

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    Deutsche Bank

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    Deutsche Bank

Messe Basel

Client: Messe Basel
Year: 2013
Focus: Wayfinding & signage systems,
Project type: Competition, 1. prize
​unit Task: Concept, Design and Planning 

Exhibitions

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    Wetterpark Offenbach, Visitor Centre

    Client: Stadt Offenbach
    Year: 2014
    Focus: Exhibitions & exhibits
    Contractor: OPG Offenbacher Projektgesellschaft mbH Project
    Project type: exhibition, Visitor Centre
    ​unit Task: Concept, Design und Realisation

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    Wetterpark Offenbach, Visitor Centre

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    Wetterpark Offenbach, Visitor Centre

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    Themed landscape park »Wetterpark Offenbach«

    Client: Planungsverband Frankfurt Rhein/Main
    Year: 2005
    Focus: Exhibitions & exhibits
    Contractor: Stadt Offenbach
    ​unit Task: Conception, Design, Planning and Realisation

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    Themed landscape park »Wetterpark Offenbach«

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    Themed landscape park »Wetterpark Offenbach«

Wetterpark Offenbach, Visitor Centre

Client: Stadt Offenbach
Year: 2014
Focus: Exhibitions & exhibits
Contractor: OPG Offenbacher Projektgesellschaft mbH Project
Project type: exhibition, Visitor Centre
​unit Task: Concept, Design und Realisation

Product and public space

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    Frankfurt signposts

    Client: Stadt Frankfurt
    Year: 2006
    Focus: Public design
    Contractor: Frankfurter Kulturkomitee e.V.
    Project type: Realisation
    ​unit Task: Conception, Design, Planning and Realisation

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    Frankfurt signposts

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    Frankfurt signposts

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    Look-out »Wetterpark Offenbach«

    Client: Stadt Offenbach
    Year: 2006
    Focus: Public design
    Contractor: Planungsverband Ballungsraum Frankfurt/ Rhein-Main, Stadt Offenbach, Deutscher Wetterdienst
    ​unit Task: Conception, Design, Planning and Realisation

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    Look-out »Wetterpark Offenbach«

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    Look-out »Wetterpark Offenbach«

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    Paju

    Client: Hongik University Seoul
    Year: 2009
    Focus: Public design
    ​unit task: Conception, Design, Planning

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    Paju

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    Paju

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    Servicepoint

    Client: Deutsche Bahn
    Year: 2006
    Focus: Corporate architecture & environmental branding
    Contractor: Dietz-Joppien Architekten Frankfurt
    ​unit Task: Conception, Design, Planning and Realisation

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    Servicepoint

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    Servicepoint

Frankfurt signposts

Client: Stadt Frankfurt
Year: 2006
Focus: Public design
Contractor: Frankfurter Kulturkomitee e.V.
Project type: Realisation
​unit Task: Conception, Design, Planning and Realisation

Merrysamba1 web 01
3 years ago

Excursion to Rio de Janeiro -- Merry Samba

16 December, 2014 / 7 p.m. / Linke Kapelle LixoLuxo invites you to a Brazilian Christmas with Bossa Nova, caipirinha, Salgados and pictures from the trip to Rio de Janeiro. In collaboration with Angela Carvalho the participants of the LixoLuxo project from the summer...

Ddc buch eckart cover
3 years ago

25 years of Deutscher Designer Club e.V.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the German Designer Club (DDC) on 13 November two new volumes of the series iDDC Design Library were presented in the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main. The works also includes a text by Prof. Peter Eckart

Deutscher mobilitaetskongress
3 years ago

German Mobility Congress

On 12 November, 2014, Prof. Peter Eckart is giving a talk at the German Mobiity Congress.