Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Gerhard Haag: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Hurricanes and floods are an unavoidable factor in Florida communities. When they strike, Gerhard Haag has been a regular face in humanitarian assistance, leading teams of hurricane relief volunteers with the Florida Governmental Emergency OPERATIONS Management, State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Gerhard was acknowledged by Governor Jeb Bush as a “Hurricane Hero” for his 3 month engagement in disaster operations during the 4 hurricanes that devastated parts of Florida in 2004. Not all the help needed in times of disaster is medical or physical. People have often been displaced from their homes, have lost valuable belongings, need help communicating to family members, etc. Addressing some of these needs, Haag chairs the ESCC (Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee) of the Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)...
Architecture

Architecture

Gerhard Haag: Architecture It is a reality that today human beings spend most of their time inside buildings. Yet for all of our technological advances, few real advances have been made in improving the quality of life in those buildings. Haag’s architectural designs speak to an enhanced experience of being “inside”, and the creation of buildings that uplift the environment, the user and the...
Furniture Design

Furniture Design

Gerhard Haag: Furniture Design The same use of placement and proportion that goes into creating interior spaces and buildings can be used to create furniture that is both comfortable and artistic. Gerhard Haag’s furniture designs surpass the old concepts to become something that works with the room, and its inhabitants, to create a new aesthetic experience....
Jewelry Design

Jewelry Design

Gerhard Haag: Jewelry Design As in all of his ventures into new territory, when Monteverdi stepped into the world of jewelry design, initially for his own loved ones, he brought his sense of proportion and interplay to create pieces that go beyond being pleasant to look at, and endeavor to uplift the...
Interior design

Interior design

Gerhard Haag: Interior Design Just as architecture creates an interplay between substance and space in an environment, interior design creates an interplay of space and objects inside a room. Done well, the design of a room might never be noticed. Done excellently, it quietly improves the experience of being...