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Daniel Hahn | Designer | Eco Spot On


Daniel Hahn is a designing force to be reckoned with. His fast yacht Eden is the toast of the designing world, and the designer has many more such original and contemporary creations up his sleeve. No idea is too big for him and none to small either, with the designer even lending his hand to creating artistic snowboard prints. Trendspotting sat down with Daniel to uncover the man behind such awe-inspiring designs.


Trendspotting: Who or what inspires you?
Daniel Hahn: Inspiration is hard to talk about because it is often not that planable. The best ideas just come without being planned. I think it is very important to walk around everyday with eyes open and get all the input you can. If that isnt enough I´m always very inspired by experimental electronic music (aphex twin, plaid, squarepusher etc.), graffiti (because I came from that and the graphical influence is still very fascinating) and of course architecture and fashion.
...also very inspiring are products that are badly done... 

Trendspotting: What is the greatest invention of all times and why?
Daniel Hahn: Music and

movies, because it is amazing how they can touch people and

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make them show their emotions. As a designer you get a “cool” or a “wow”, but which designed object would touch people so deep that they start to cry because of its beauty?

Trendspotting: What invention would have been better off if it hadn’t been invented?
Daniel Hahn: Uff. This globe is full of those inventions. One example an “automatic egg boiling machine”.

Trendspotting: What are the three things you don’t leave the house without?
Daniel Hahn: Music, imagination and

some cash.

Trendspotting: What was the last concert you saw?
Daniel Hahn: I think it was “Plaid”. Still my favorite.

Trendspotting: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Daniel Hahn: Invisibility or turning sketches directly into matter. Even if it would scare me sometimes with some of my weirder characters.

Trendspotting: What’s your favourite style of food?
Daniel Hahn: I like all types of hot‘n spicy Asian food and of course the delicious traditional German cuisine of my grandmothers Ruth and Erika. Great!

Trendspotting: If you could have dinner with any famous person, who would it be?
Daniel Hahn: For the sake of a good conversation I would choose Richard D. James.

Trendspotting: What would you imagine the world to look like in 15 years from today?
Daniel Hahn: Have a look on my website... As we are trying to change it every day again and again I guess very different.

Trendspotting: If you could chose any place to live in the world where would you want to live?
Daniel Hahn: Munich is a relaxed place to live, but I´m still searching.. It definitly would be on the coast (sea or lake) or in the mountains – definitly with a lot of nature around and a lot of silence.

Trendspotting: Is there anything else you want to share with the world?
Daniel Hahn: I´m on the 22nd place (chengou project, flash) in the wipeout hd fastlap worldranking.


  • Posted by Skye Pattison on 18/01/2010 16:19
  • Does anyone know where Daniel Hahn is from?

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