Designing and making experiences.

Thomas Meyerhoffer is an award-winning designer collaborating with world leading brands and meaningful startups. Meyerhoffer is working across a broad range of categories spanning wellbeing, sport and technology. His work gravitates towards intuitive and engaging design solutions. Founded in 1999 Meyerhoffer design and manufacture tools for the modern explorer.

Portrait of Thomas Meyerhoffer

"While the work is functional, the forms play on human interactions and the need to connect"


Thomas Meyerhoffer was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1965. He studied Industrial Design at the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland. Thomas’ early career includes tenure at Apple, IDEO, and Porsche.

He established his own design practice in 1999 after working with Jonathan Ive at Apple as a Senior Designer. He is Co-founder & Chief Design Officer of Latch and has worked with several other succesfull startups through his career.

Meyerhoffer is also a well regarded surfboard shaper and in 2016 he was featured in Surfers Blood, Patrick Trefz award winning documentary together with a cast of respected individuals who are connected by their relationships to the ocean and their surfcraft.

His work has been acknowledged by international design awards including IDEA, D&AD, Good Design Australia and IF Design Awards. He has been recognized for his skill in creating intuitive objects and experiences by publications including The New York Times, Fast Company, The Surfers Journal, Domus and institutions like Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, SFMOMA, and The Design Museum, London.

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IDEA Award, Latch, 2017

IDEA Award, Invuity, 2017

Good design Australia, Latch, 2017

Good design Australia, Invuity, 2017

IDEA Award, Latch, 2016

Good design Australia, Latch, 2016

IF Design Awards Latch, 2016

IDEA Award, Silver, Slip In, 2014

IDEA Award, Coca-Cola Heritage glass, 2014

Sacred Craft, Best In Show, Slip In, 2013

Design Museum, London, Designed To Win, Meyerhoffer Surfboards, 2012

Australian International Design Awards, Gold, Meyerhoffer Longboard, 2010

D&Ad Awards, Meyerhoffer Longboard, 2010

I.D. Awards, Meyerhoffer Longboard, 2010

IDEA Award, Gold Meyerhoffer Longboard, 2010

Medical Design Excellence Award, PEAK, 2009

IF Design Award, Tork, 2009

Red Dot Design Awards, Tork, 2009

IDEA Award, Gold, Neil Pryde, 2009

IF Design Awards, Neil Pryde, 2003

Red Dot Design Awards, Neil Pryde, 2003

IF Design Awards, Flow Binding, 2003

Red Dot Design Awards, Flow Binding, 2003

Wired RAVE Awards, Danger HipTop, 2003

I.D. Magazine, Apple eMate, 1997

IF Design Awards, Apple eMate, 1997

Good Design, Apple eMate, 1997

IDEA Award, Silver, Apple eMate, 1997

D&Ad Awards, Apple eMate, 1997

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Select Press

Surfer Magazine, Surfers Blood (2016) Link

The New York Times, Michael Bloomberg Says He Won’t Run for President (2016) Link

The New York Times, Latch (2016) Link

Surfer Magazine, Design Forum, Slip In (2013) PDF

Fast Company, The Oral History of Apple Design: 1992 -2013 (2013)

I.D. Magazine, Annual Design Review, Best of Show (2011)

Domus Magazine, Long Surfing, Italy (2009) PDF

The New York Times Magazine, The Ninth Annual Year in Ideas (2009) PDF

The New York Times, Going Beyond the Waves to Reshape an Experience (2009) PDF

ID Magazine, Ahead of The Curve (2009) PDF

Outside Magazine, The Creator (2008) PDF

The Surfers Journal, Feeling vs. Decimal Dust (2007) PDF

Businessweek, Apple's All-Star Alumni (2007) PDF

Design Life Now, National Design Triennial (2006) PDF

Wired, Technothrone (2003)

Spoon, Phaidon (2000) PDF

Domus Magazine, Apple's EMate, technology and lightness for learning (1998)

Buisnessweek, Apple's EMate, Cool Computer Dude (1997)

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Select Events

RISE, Speaker, Hong Kong 2016

D&Ad Awards, Judge, London, United Kingdom 2014

The Boardroom Show, Best In Show, Meyerhoffer Surfboard, 2013

London Design Museum, Designed To Win, 2012

TechnoCRAFT, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, United States 2010

Shapers Night, Speaker, Noosa Festival Of Surfing, 2010

The California Design Biennial Pasadena, San Francisco, United States 2007

The National Design Triennial, Cooper Hewitt National Museum, New York, United States 2006

Blobobjects and Beyond, San Jose Museum, San Jose, United States 2005

Future Design Days, Stockholm, Sweden 2005

New Scandinavia, Die Neue Sammlung, Stockholm, Sweden 2000

Permanent Collection, MOMA , San Francisco, United States 1998

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