My name is Tobias Löhe. I'm a London based interaction designer and researcher. My fascination oscillates between investigations into design as a tool for sociocultural discourse and the exploration of new forms of tangible media interactions. Creating meaningful moments of encounter between technology and culture whenever the two practises meet. Throughout my work, I devise actionable narratives and metaphors as agents to distil my research and communicate the intent of a project. With backgrounds in mechanical engineering and industrial design I aim to connect a rational scientific lens with holistic perspectives in order to elevate concepts as part of a bigger picture.
Before graduating from the Design Products program at the Royal College of Art London, I earned a degree in Mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and spent a year at the renown Umeå Institute of Design in northern Sweden. Besides accumulating a considerable amount of universities on my resume, I can be found crimping holds in the climbing gym, searching signs of smooth surfaces on pizza dough in the kitchen or elsewhere fantasising about the next surf trip over a binge-worthy podcast and a Nutella bread.
*cultural appropriation from my time in Sweden