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Co-Founder @ HagenHinderdaelLondon, United Kingdom
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Sofia Hagen

Co-Founder @ HagenHinderdaelLondon, United Kingdom
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Sofia Hagen is the co-founder of HAGEN HINDERDAEL, a collaborative practice focusing on lighting design and feature installations. Prior to launching HAGEN HINDERDAEL, Sofia was Design Director and Partner at Design Haus Liberty, an award-winning architecture and interiors practice based in London and Hong Kong. As Design Director, Sofia was responsible for the design development of numerous interior architecture and installation projects in the UK and Europe. She played a major role in establishing the firm’s presence in the Chinese market by overseeing a 1.5 million sq. ft. interior architecture project for a leading fashion company in Guangzhou. This subsequently led to the firm being entrusted with the retail design and rebranding of China’s largest accessories brand based in Shenzhen, with rollouts of 1200 retail units all across China. Prior to her work for Design Haus Liberty, she gained interdisciplinary experience in architecture, interior, exhibition and graphic design at Zaha Hadid Architects, Acme Space and Make, designing commercial, cultural and residential projects in the UK, the Middle East and China. Sofia trained in architectural design under the aegis of Zaha Hadid at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she graduated with an M.Arch. in 2008, followed by a traineeship as interior designer at Odile Decq Architects, Paris. She has exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan (Wallpaper Handmade 2019), the Venice Biennale (2016), the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna (From VJing to Surface Sampling), the Arch Moscow (Controllable Complexity), and lectured at the Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Projects
  • NACRE
    NACRE, where collectible design pairs cutting edge technology with local history, in a collaboration of London-based designers HagenHinderdael and Dubai-based 3D-printed concrete specialists Concreative. NACRE is inspired by Dubai’s ancient history of pearl diving, with archaeologists finding evidence of this tradition dating back more than 7,000 years ago. The booming pearl industry led to people moving to the coast, establishing the basis for the founding of Dubai. Pearl diving became, and i
  • BOLLA
    BOLLA brings awareness to how the escalated use of packaging materials is affecting our environment. Pointing the way to a circular economy instead of designing things to fail, bubble wrap sourced from packaging waste is used as form-work and transformed through parametric modelling and innovative research into the light product BOLLA. Made of an eco-friendly concrete mixture that has been custom developed with material scientists, recycled plastic particles are combined into a concrete aggregat
  • EDEN
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Work history
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    Architectural DesignerZaha Hadid Architects
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Architecture
  • Lighting Design
  • Installation Design
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Project Conception
  • Project Development
  • Client Management
  • Creative Management