Engineering skills and innovative design
Höfats is more than a classic Design or Engineering office. The design company from the Allgäu region, founded in 2014 by the diploma engineers: Thomas Kaiser, Christian Wassermann dominates the range between design and engineering and thus stands for integrated product development. There is considerable potential in the immediate integration of the field of design and engineering. As bivalent developers, Kaiser and Wassermann combine the disciplines of product design, corporate design, construction, prototyping and implementation of series.
The two engineers are specialized in grills and barbecues of all kinds and the accessories. All products are completely manufactured in Germany and convince by high-quality materials and durable quality. This high standard has paid off: in 2015 Höfats won the Red Dot Design Award with the Cone Grill. Also Höfats was awarded with the Focus Open design award 2015 by the Design Center Baden-Württemberg.
The name of the company goes back to a mountain in the Allgäu, located near Oberstdorf. The Höfats is an extraordinary mountain. From any side, it is quite difficult and not without risk to climb the mountain, which is why in the past, it got an infamous reputation. Even if the mountain, today, is hardly known outside the Allgäu region, the Allgäu people however recognize the mountain by its form. Höfats is not a mountain of superlatives, but one with character and it requires a high degree of self-assessment and responsibility during the climb.
Role model for Christian Wassermann and Thomas Kaiser is one of the most influential German designers: Otl Aicher. In 1972, he moved to Rotis in the Allgäu and thus in the vicinity of today's production facilities from Höfats in Unterthingau, Germany. He named one of his serials Höfats, because he, as well, was fascinated by this charismatic mountain.
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