Jacob Strobel designed the following TEAM 7 products:
THE NATURE OF INNOVATION
Wood – for Jacob Strobel this is the most beautiful of all materials and one which he strives to showcase through his delicate interpretation of traditional craftsmanship techniques. His clean designs seem to follow an inner logic which gives them an air of refined elegance. The simplest of qualities are brought to the fore and lovingly crafted details give his beautifully innovative creations a timeless quality. Over the past few years, Jacob Strobel has won eleven internationally renowned design awards for his work. From sophisticated stand-alone pieces of furniture to complex living ranges, his designs showcase the wood, celebrating it with intricate, hand-crafted details. They are always functional, and never just decoration. Take the unusual daring lines of the nox range for example, which harnesses the primal force of the wood whilst simultaneously exuding a certain elegance.
Archaic, primordial, delicate, soft – Jacob Strobel hits a wide range of notes at the right time, creating a multifaceted arc of suspense. His aye chair is striking with its heavily tapered backrest and organic look – pure elegance and duly rewarded on many occasions. The same goes for the lux range: a philosophical and mathematical discourse of the timeless aesthetics of the golden ratio. The flaye table designed by Strobel meanwhile has broken new ground, receiving a great deal of interest internationally. Its harmonious blend of advanced technology, clean design and sensuous natural wood ensures that the table sets benchmarks. The design is Jacob Strobel‘s striking way of showing that he wants to anchor TEAM 7 and the artisan values of manufacturing in a modern, innovative context. Also paying contemporary homage to wood as a material is Jacob Strobel‘s new table design mylon. It combines what seems like a lot of contradictions, playing with delicate and compact elements, referencing traditional styles, and gaining its own very special aesthetics from this – poetry in its purest form.
Born in 1978 in the town of Würzburg, Jacob Strobel discovered his passion for natural wood fairly early on in life. Before joining TEAM 7 as a designer in 2007, he spent time working at his uncle‘s highly regarded carpentry business, where he learnt the trade and developed a profound knowledge of furniture making. Driven by a desire to perfect customised designs and to make the final product available to the masses through serial production, he proceeded to study wood design at the Schneeberg Faculty of Applied Art, where the main focus of his course was product and artistic design. By working at various design companies, including Christian Haas Design, and by spending time in Scotland, the birthplace of the arts and crafts movement, Strobel was able to gain experience of working with materials such as glass, porcelain and metal. Since the start of 2008 Jacob Strobel has been leading the way as head of the TEAM 7 design team. In addition to product design, he is also responsible for international trade fair presentations and photo productions. Strobel combines would-be opposites such as design & ecology, craftsmanship & industry and tradition & innovation to create living spaces which promote a natural lifestyle that takes us back to basics without denying the advanced technological status of the society we live in.