• Golden Phoenix 2016

    Architects’ Darling® Awards. In 2016, the renowned "Golden Phoenix" is awarded to Hansgrohe. Those who can hold this award in their hands can truly say: "Our product and its design have convinced Germany's architects." This is the fifth time that Hansgrohe has been able to accept this "Oscar of the construction industry".

    In 2016, Hansgrohe is once again one of the most popular brands among architects and planners. At the Architects’ Darling Award 2016, the sanitation specialist from the Black Forest receives the Gold prize in the category „Sanitary fittings and accessories“. The coveted award was handed over during a gala event at the "Celler Werktag", an established industry meeting. There, 400 representatives from the German construction industry were gathered. Hansgrohe had been awarded the Gold trophy already in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

    With the "Architects' Darling" awards, publisher Heinze Bauverlag honours manufacturers from different product categories favoured by architects and planners, as well as the winners in the main overall categories of energy efficiency, barrier-free access, design, sustainability and innovation. Though being the sponsor and organiser of the Architects’ Darling® Awards, construction networker Heinze was not the one to choose the winners; rather, they handed over the trophies acting in lieu of some 1,700 architects and planners who had participated in a large-scale survey conducted by Heinze market research.

    Further awards went to our clients HEWI and GIRA.
    Architects‘ Darling „Goldener Phoenix“

    Golden Phoenix 2016
  • Service robot "Paul" W&V

    Service robot "Paul" W&V

    Paul - the most digital employee at Saturn / Ingolstadt / Germany - in an interview with the magazin w&v. Fraunhofer IPA and Phoenix Design are the parents of Paul. His big brother, Care-O-bot4, has already traveled around the world.

    dmexco - the international exhibition for the "Digital Marketing" in Cologne has invited Paul to talk about the future of Service Robots. On the dmexco in an interview with the magazin W&V. His real job is at Saturn and offers different services. However, as a new employee, he is still in the introductory phase.

    Paul and the interview … more

    Service robot "Paul" W&V
  • Focus Open 2016

    Focus Open 2016

    The exhibition “Focus Open 2016” will continue through 20 November 2016 at the MIK Museum for Information und Art in Ludwigsburg. More than 200 submissions in a variety of categories were evaluated by the “Focus Open” panel of jurors. Phoenix Design was awarded a “Special Mention”: Basin mixer Talis Select S made by Hansgrohe as well as dispensing pump Rotarus Fast made by Hirschmann and upright vacuum cleaner Kobold VR 120 made by Vorwerk.

    From among all submissions, the jury selected a total of 68 award winners, 39 products received the “Focus Special Mention” award for innovative design achievements.

    2016 Focus Open: International Design Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg. Sponsored by the Design Centre Baden-Württemberg

    Focus Open 2016
  • Global Research

    Global Research

    Following successful preparation days, Phoenix Design Team West and Phoenix Design Team East have embarked on a global client research checking out the world's best hotels. Travelling from Barcelona to Dubai, to London, to Mumbai, etc. etc.

    Follow this global research project on our Facebook site. Exciting images and videos around the globe, since mid-November. This is yet another facet of a designer's life at Phoenix Design.

    Global Research
  • UX Designers - Welcome!

    Welcome to Phoenix Design! The new Interaction Designers for Stuttgart and Munich: Jessica, Yishu and Mario.

    We are looking for further experienced designers who have an eye for the entire user experience to inspire and augment our teams inStuttgart and Munich. Our various work groups thrive on their interdisciplinary approach, providing room for development. We follow an holistic concept, comprising a user-oriented, strongly branded approach. These tasks are waiting for you:

    As Designer, you will work on the entire User Experience (UX) as part of products, as Apps or for the Web, in the areas of Consumer Goods, Automotive and Medical. Your focus is on developing concepts and on story telling. In addition, you have very good knowledge in Visual Design (layout, typography, icon language, animations, design guidelines, interaction …) as well as in UI Design methods like wireframes, prototypes und scenarios. With your extraordinary creativity, you are an inspiring force for your colleagues from all teams; you are proactive and committed, blaze the trail with your innovative ideas, and share your knowledge with others. More information http://phoenixdesign.com/en/company/jobs/

    UX Designers - Welcome!
  • Xiamen Design Week 2016

    Xiamen Design Week 2016

    Phoenix Design is exhibitor and a speaker at the Xiamen International Design Week from October 29 to November 1 , 2016. Among others, Red Dot brings the world of design in the International Conference and Exhibition Center of southeast China's Xiamen city: With 300,000 visitors in 2016 it has established itself as an important platform for manufacturers and designers in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The XIDW offers product exhibitions, conversations on design as well as the seminar programme “Red Dot Academy”. Furthermore, in the course of the fair, the yearly competition “China Good Design” takes place in cooperation with the Xiamen Media Group. It aims to make well-designed products of Chinese and international companies visible on the Asian market and to award their quality.

    The four-day event will be filled with business networking, best practice examples and knowledge transfer on the global design scene. Centre of attraction will be the Red Dot exhibition, a selection of products which received a distinction in the Red Dot Award. This hub will be surrounded by booths from design agencies, designers and manufacturers from all over the world.

    Xiamen Design Week 2016
  • Biennale Interieur Kortrijk

    Biennale Interieur Kortrijk

    AXOR_hansgrohe invite to press breakfast at the Biennale Interieur 2016 in Kortrijk / Belgium on Friday, 10.14.16, 08:30. Andreas Haug and Philippe Grohe talking about AXOR Montreux "authenticity in perfection".

    Inspired by an era of growing prosperity and dynamic modernization developed Axor, together with Phoenix Design, a bathroom and kitchen collection in the style of the first industrially manufactured valves. With authentic forms and formative design aspects of the early 20th century Axor Montreux reminds stylistically to a time of scientific and cultural awakening. Axor presents the new classic range of products for bathroom and kitchen, for the first time in Europe, at the Interieur Kortrijk from 13 to 23 October 2016th

    Further information for the press conference AXOR_Hansgrohe. >>> more

    Biennale Interieur Kortrijk
  • Conference Design & Emotion

    Conference Design & Emotion

    The International Design & Society organized together with Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Design Academy Eindhoven and Waag Society, the International Conference on Design and Emotion. Paula Laborda, Interaction Designer at Phoenix Design, as Conference Speaker in Amsterdam.

    The conference aims at bringing together Designforschern- and practitioners, with design topics related to social sciences, humanities, engineering, computer science, HCI, psychology, cognitive science, health sciences, marketing and business development.

    Die Konferenz dient dem Austausch zwischen Designforschern- und Praktikern, mit Designthemen rund um Sozialwissenschaften, Geisteswissenschaften, Ingenieurwesen, Informatik, HCI, Psychologie, Kognitionswissenschaft, Gesundheitswissenschaften, Marketing und Geschäftsentwicklung.


    Conference Design & Emotion
  • UX-DAY, Mannheim

    UX-DAY, Mannheim

    UX-DAY Conference on 13 October 2016 in Mannheim. “Today’s Competition Is Won by Those Who Revolutionise the User Experience.” That’s the headline of the UX-DAY 2016 taking place in Mannheim. Phoenix Design will be present with two speakers.

    The Phoenix Design speakers are Moritz Kemper, Senior Designer, Interaction Design, Workshop: “Beyond Keyboard, Mouse  & Touchscreen”, and Christián Acevedo, Senior Designer: “Interaction Design – Storytelling for UX: a Story in 6 Steps”.

    Innovation of software and digital products is no longer solely dominated by new technologies. The UX-DAY will present methods, solutions and ideas allowing your users, too, an intuitive access to these technologies.

    UX-DAY, Mannheim
  • Congress Mensch und Computer

    Congress Mensch und Computer

    Congratulations to Cristián Acevedo his contribution "Storytelling: A story in 6 steps. Tips and tricks to tell stories about user experience and products" was awarded with the "Best Session German UPA ( Usability Professional Association )". Phoenix Design has be presented at the congress “Mensch und Computer” [Human Being and Computer] taking place in Aachen, Germany, two inspiring speeches on “Social Digital - Breaking New Ground Together”. This platform supports the exchange and further development of a lively and multi-facetted community.



    Phoenix Design presented as Speakers: Johannes Schäfer, Design Team Manager and Cristián Acevedo, Senior Designer. >>> Details to the lectures!

    The conference combines the scientific congress Mensch-Computer-Interaktion (MCI)  [human computer interaction] and the practical conference UP16 – Usability Professionals. Mensch und Computer 2016, Aachen

    Congress Mensch und Computer
  • German Homestyle in China

    German Homestyle in China

    Phoenix Design at the leading exhibition "Decorative Material Fair", Nanjin, China. Speaker at the "German Pavillion", was our China Expert and Senior Designer, Yifan Zhang, Phoenix Design, Studio Stuttgart.

    With support from the German Consulate and the Chamber of Commerce Shanghai to showcase leading brands from home and interior sector as Gira, Hansgrohe, Hüppe, Kaldewei, and others ... in August 2016, at platform "German Homestyle". More information: Press Service >>> http://presseservice.pressrelations.de/pressemitteilung/weltpremiere-in-china-deutsche-wertmarken-machten-den-sprung-zur-weltmarke-608250.html


    German Homestyle in China
  • Signature Series by RONBOW

    Signature Series by RONBOW

    The “Signature Series” features ceramics and furniture for the bathroom and has been designed specifically for the European market. The American company RONBOW invited the most renowned European designers to take part in creating this series.

    Phoenix Design has contributed our part as have designers Mattheo Thun, Pininfarina and others. For the Signature Series by Ronbow we have developed washstand series and bathroom furniture. Clarity and poetry as form for the modern bathroom of today and tomorrow have been our guiding ideas. Craftsmanship and comfort combine to form fascinating complexity: no two pieces are alike -- that’s luxury in a new format. Reduced and lively at the same time, consistently functional and all with the user in mind. High-quality materials, finish and aesthetics make for a culture of beauty, independent of the times.

    Signature Series by RONBOW
  • HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

    HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

    During the winter semester, Bianca Hanauer and Sven Feustel, Design Team Managers with Phoenix Design in Stuttgart and Munich, are supporting the Hochschule für Gestaltung (University of Design) in Schwäbisch Gmünd as visiting lecturers, teaching a wide range of design disciplines.

    We are very happy about such lecture appointments, since we like to share our experiences from client practice as well as our approach and research and work processes in this way with up-and-coming designers. And maybe we can even win over a couple of students as design interns at Phoenix Design.

    HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Phoenix Trainees

    Phoenix Trainees

    Welcome for the next 6 months - the new Trainees - fiftyfifty - girls and boys: Andrea, Carolin, Malvina, Yibing, Alexander, Hugo und 2x Philipp!


    The new trainees come from all over Europe. They are studying at universities in Nottingham, Graz, Kiel, Coburg, Nuremberg, Munich and as always in Stuttgart and Schwäbisch Gmünd. Good time and good learning at Phoenix Design.

    And our new Designer Stephan Thiemt has equal with on provided this photo. Welcome in our Interaction Design Team.

    Phoenix Trainees
  • YO-YO Summer 2016

    YO-YO Summer 2016

    YO-YO presentation summer 2016 ... also say goodbye to our interns. Here the impressions of the students Yijian, Philipp, Lea, Daniel, Tobias, Muya, Anselm und Fabian. Thanks for the great support and all the best for the futher. And we are sure we will see us again.

    YO-YO – a Special Kind of Talent Promotion. “Design a Yo-Yo!” More than 150 Phoenix Design Academy interns have worked on this challenge to date, and each yo-yo is surprisingly different. These yo-yos are the visible result of talent promotion filled with life. All yo-yos were created under comparable conditions: at the end of a sixmonth internship, over the course of two days. As to the concept and its realisation, the up-and-coming designers can tap the know-how of the experienced product designers, user experience designers as well as surface designers and model-makers, and get their support in all areas. The final presentation in front of the entire design team is also part of the assignment.

    More >>> The YO-YO-book >>> YO-YO from 1987 – 2014 can be requested: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.



    YO-YO Summer 2016
  • German Ambassadors and Phoenix Design

    German Ambassadors and Phoenix Design

    Once a year, all German ambassadors convene in Berlin. For the first time, the topic “Design – Made in Germany” will be discussed, on 30 August 2016. The conference focusses in part on presenting the international importance of design from Germany. Phoenix Design are invited to hold an impulse speech, and Design Strategy Manager Joon-Mo Lee will present our views.

    The workshop is part of the business day during the ambassador conference. This year’s conference takes place under the title of: “Responsibility, Interests, Instruments – Germany and the International Order”. Within the scope of this ambassador conference, the business day takes place on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. In addition to content events like speeches, forums and workshops on central issues like gas supply, Brexit, Germany’s place in global competition and others, there are numerous possibilities for individual exchange.

    For the first time, this year will see a workshop discussing design as a vital part of the so-called creative economy. The workshop bears the title: “Design – Made in Germany” and focusses in part on presenting the international importance of German design. In addition to the contribution by Phoenix Design, further impulse speeches are planned: by the General Manager of the German Design Council, Andrej Kupetz, as well as two impulse speeches by the ambassadors from Rome and Tokyo. This will be followed by a hosted discussion where representatives from this business area and the Heads of representations abroad will have their say. The workshop will be hosted by Dr Andreas Görgen, Director-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office.

    The Federal Foreign Office offers an exciting format with this workshop, demonstrating the international and economic importance of design from Germany, e.g. as seen from the perspective of an internationally leading independent design studio for product and interface design: Phoenix Design. On the one hand, our aim is to present the design industry as one of the most valuable market segments of the creative economy in terms of turnover and to emphasise the importance of design as an important factor for business and innovation. Design is a prime example of the connection between the creative economy and traditional business areas. On the other hand, the organisers want to establish the creative economy as an individual and substantial area of business and as a growth industry, encouraging the ambassors to keep it in mind and take it into account as part of the foreign trade support programme. The example of the design industry, or of design-focussed business and communication, respectively, is a very good way to highlight the export potential of the creative economy: Germany as the country where industrial design originated with Werkbund, Bauhaus, and the Ulm School of Design, has attained the status of “World Champion for Design Exports”.

    German Ambassadors and Phoenix Design
  • 50 Years of Lamy Design

    50 Years of Lamy Design

    thinking tools - design as a process: as writing instruments arise. Listed in the exhibition for 50-year history of LAMY at the Museum Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Frankfurt. Exhibition opening 23.09.2016.



    What are the prerequisites for convincing design? And why is simplicity often so difficult to achieve in design? The Museum Angewandte Kunst (MAK) takes the 50-year history as an occasion for providing a look behind the scenes of how the objects surrounding us come to life.

    We are excited how the many and varied designs that Phoenix Design was able to create for LAMY will be represented in this exhibition.

    Location: Museum Angewandete Kunst (MAK), Schaumainkai 17, 60594 Frankfurt am Main www.museumangewandtekunst.de
    Duration: 24 September through 29 January 2017: Thinking Tools – Design as Process. On the Creation of Writing Tools   >>>   

    50 Years of Lamy Design
  • TEDxTUMSalon


    TEDxTUMSalon hosted at Studio Munich of Phoenix Design. Tobic “The Common Extraordinary”. More then 100 guests came to the inspiring lectures.

    TEDxTUMSalon Events are smaller TED-Events hosted for a smaller number of guests. The select talks invite an open discussion and follow the motto of “Ideas Worth Spreading”.  Impressions and talks to TEDxTUMSalon – more >>>

  • family & friends

    family & friends

    family & friends, only! Phoenix Design Stuttgart, Sa. July 23rd, 2016, 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. Who is behind Phoenix Design? Who are the people winning so many design awards? What does Mum, Dad do every day? What does their workplace look like? And what is a typical day in the life of a model-maker or designer at Phoenix Design like? A lot questions from our families and friends. The secret will be unveiled on this day!

    There will be fun and play for young and old: live yo-yos, Virtual Reality, handicrafts, photosessions, videos, music and more...

    We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at Phoenix Design. In order to provide plenty of everything, we would like to ask you to register with your name:

    First name and the number of people attending (adults/children), email address.

    Contact: Silvia Olp // Enable JavaScript to view protected content. // 0711 955 976 55


    2 p.m. Welcome at Phoenix Design: personal tours of the studios at Kö 14, Kö 16 and Kö 18 (warehouse)
    3 p.m. Barbecue on the roof terrace: burgers – many different kinds and, of course, also vegetarian burgers
    4 p.m. Table football tournament and other games
    7 p.m. End – even a great day will have to end

    family & friends
  • Salon Conversations with Nina Ruge

    Salon Conversations with Nina Ruge

    “Technik & Spiele” (technology and games) is the title of the current salon conversation at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich taking place on 19 July 2016. Nina Ruge leads this topical discussion between Andreas Haug, Phoenix Design, and Alexander Schlaubitz, Head of Marketing, Lufthansa.

    Hotel Bayerischer Hof, AXOR, Moët Hennessy and Gruner + Jahr are cordially inviting you to take part in the second salon conversation 2016 in the four-part series “REDEN

    Salon Conversations with Nina Ruge