Born in Sweden in 1965, Thomas Meyerhoffer is a creator and visionary. After earning a degree in Industrial Design from Art Center, he started his journey with an internship at Porsche, only to Go West to California for IDEO. It was there Meyerhoffer was introduced to the idea of giving objects meaning through its form, working with Naoto Fukasawa. He further formed these notions at Apple working alongside Sir Jony Ive on projects like the eMate and iMac. That taught him to combine the fields of art, craft and technology. These theories, merged with contemporary culture, make up Meyerhoffer’s design practice today.
PROJECT: CHUMBY SOFT COMPUTER
INFORMATION: Partnering with start up Chumby, we created the worlds first soft computer. Designed to be customized and coded by the user, Chumby was a small device that ran open scource software. Actually it was running apps several years before Apple did. Clearly the projects was ahead of it's time. In many respects, Chumby was a pioneering technology device by challenging every convention with it's app based technology and disruptive mix of soft and hard materials often used i wearable technology today.