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    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog

    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog

    Phoenix Design feiert 30 Jahre! Zeit für Erinnerungen, um das Heute zu feiern und in die Zukunft zu blicken. Neben einem eigenständigen Studio in Shanghai/China, zelebrieren wir unser Jubiläum auch mit unserem neuen Blog.

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    Studio Shanghai opened

    Studio Shanghai opened

    Das neue Phoenix Design Studio in Shanghai/China ist offiziell eröffnet. Seit September arbeitet ein noch kleines Team aus erfahrenen Designern verstärkt an Projekten asiatischer Kunden. Nach einer sechsjährigen Repräsentanz, vergrößern wir in unserem Jubiläumsjahr 2017 weiter die Präsenz an Designern in der chinesischen Design-Hauptstadt.

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    Change in the Phoenix Design Management

    Change in the Phoenix Design Management

    Als Member of the Board wurden in die Geschäftsleitung berufen: Andreas Diefenbach und Joon-Mo Lee. Yifan Zhang leitet zudem das neue Studio in Shanghai.

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    Fiery ICONIC Award 2017: best of the best

    Fiery ICONIC Award 2017: best of the best

    Great joy at Phoenix Design and their client Schiedel for winning the ICONIC AWARD 2017 "product: best of the best" for KINGFIRE stove systems. After having been honoured as Red Dot Award Winner for exceptional product design and winning the innovation award “Plus X Award” in 2016, this is the third great success for the European market leader for chimney and exhaust air systems.

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    Noise Pollution

    Noise Pollution

    The fact that the global population is increasing and more and more people are moving into the cities is nothing new. Population increase and urbanisation go along with discussions about environmental pollution, mobility, and living space. But there is in fact another problem most people don’t pay enough attention to: noise. Within the scope of the Phoenix Design Academy, Malvina Krzywinska regularly reports on trends and solutions.

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    aed. The Quiet Revolution

    aed. The Quiet Revolution

    On 21 September 2017 starting at 7:00 pm, the aed offers insights into the future of different production processes at the location raumPROBE in Stuttgart. Senior Modeller Marc Michalak from Phoenix Design will speak on “Prototyping in Design Practice: Which Methods or Technologies Make Sense in an Holistic Design Process?”

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    ICONIC Award Winner in China

    ICONIC Award Winner in China

    Successful products which were honoured by receiving an ICONIC Award over the past years, will be put on exhibition starting 21 September 2017 by CitiExpo in Hangzhou/China. During the opening ceremony combined with a design forum, Andreas Diefenbach will speak on the future of design.

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    The Joy of Flying

    The Joy of Flying

    Philipp Emmert dealt with the “Smart Economy Service Experience” during air travel at the Phoenix Design Academy. From that experience, the industrial designer has deduced his concept for an holistic “Food Service Experience” for both passengers and flight attendants. The designed components comprise: Service Units (Meal Server, Refiller), Travel Bottle, self-heating Smart Packaging.

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    bayern design open house: understanding cultures

    bayern design open house: understanding cultures

    On 26 September 2017, bayern design forum e.V. is hosting – starting at 6 pm – their next open house event at Phoenix Design in Munich. Bernd Eigenstetter will speak about “Understanding Cultures” - Phoenix Design Shanghai and discuss the role of culture within the framework of innovation development.

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    User Experience of Care-O-bot 4 Tested in Practice

    User Experience of Care-O-bot 4 Tested in Practice

    “What’s the Effect of Care-O-bot 4 on the Selling Floor? Evaluating the User Experience of a Service Robot” is the title of a research paper by Carolin Schmitt she wrote while with Phoenix Design. In her paper, the Interaction Designer investigates how visitors to the electronics store Saturn in Ingolstadt reacted to the Fraunhofer IPA Care-O-bot 4 designed by Phoenix Design.

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    Hall of Fame of European Designers

    Hall of Fame of European Designers

    200 years of Duravit – since 1993, Phoenix Design has been part of this success story as well, designing bathroom furniture and sanitary ceramics for this international brand. It's not for nothing that Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr, the Phoenix Design founders, are among the company's 16 selected star designers. At the photo shoot, they stand next to personalities like Philippe Starck, Matteo Thun, Eoos, Kurt Merki Jr., and others ...

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    Potential for much, much more

    Potential for much, much more

    An interview with Andreas Haug, Founder and Managing Partner of Phoenix Design, about Stuttgart and design trends. Read more in the magazine "The Creatives - People, Companies, and Projects in the creative state Baden-Wuerttemberg" by the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing.

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    Red Dot Award: Best of the Best 2017

    Red Dot Award: Best of the Best 2017

    Phoenix Design, with their client Hansgrohe SE, wins the “Red Dot Award: Best of the Best” for the KitchenSinkCombi C71. The international jury honours "a high degree of clarity and straightforwardness" in every detail. In addition, we’re very happy to receive 6 Red Dot Winner Awards for the AXOR, hansgrohe and DURAVIT brands.

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    Support for Stuttgart and Shanghai

    Support for Stuttgart and Shanghai

    Yingying Ni, Senior Product Designer, David Samuel Weiskopf, Transportation/Product Designer, and Katharina Unger, HR Manager, will support the Phoenix Design Teams in Stuttgart and Shanghai as of now. They thus take over important interface positions in our studio.

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    Lunch Talk at Phoenix Design

    Lunch Talk at Phoenix Design

    Training at Phoenix Design: Every first Tuesday of the month: Lunch Talk with all employees. 12:00 Talk with guest speakers from various design disciplines in the Rotunda at Phoenix Design. 12:30 Lunch with excellent food from the Phoenix Kitchen and good conversation will be a garantee. We know each other and we want to learn from each other and benefit fromsynergies. Our guest speaker also will get insight into our world of logic, moral and magic.

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    Interview with luxlumina

    Interview with luxlumina

    For Munich-based company Shapes, Laura Somaglino, Product Designer with Phoenix Design, designed the pendant luminaire SUMMERA. Its biggest success: German Design Award – Winner 2017. With “luxlumina”, the Swiss Magazine for Architecture and Lighting Design, the Diplom-Designer conducted an interview – available in the current issue 19/2017.

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    Kitchen & Bath China 2017

    Kitchen & Bath China 2017

    The Kitchen & Bath China trade fair will open this year between 31 May and 3 June in Shanghai, providing a great industry overview. Asia’s leading trade fair for kitchen and bathroom appliances, home products and equipment has been drawing visitors from around the world for 22 years now to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) with its 200,000 square metres of expo space. Among the more that 4,500 exhibitors, there’s also Hansgrohe SE with their brands AXOR and Hansgrohe.

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    Three Winners from China

    Three Winners from China

    This year, the Hansgrohe Design Prize by iF followed the motto “Future Living: Innovative Forms of Using Water in Tomorrow’s Kitchen”. For the seventh time, this international prize for up-and-coming design talent was awarded by Hansgrohe SE and hosted by iF in Hannover. Andreas Haug, Phoenix Design Managing Partner & Founder, was part of the panel of expert jurors who selected the winners.

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    Welcome, Hackers!

    Welcome, Hackers!

    From 5–7 May 2017, the first Munich AngelHack took place in the Phoenix Design studio. Besides urban centres like New York City or Hong Kong, Munich is the first of more than 60 stations of this year’s world tour. Some 40 entrepreneurs, developers and designers convened for the Hackathon over the weekend in order to realise their ideas on the topic of SMART HOME. 

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    Juicy Bites á la Pecha Kucha

    Juicy Bites á la Pecha Kucha

    On behalf of the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hesse, Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH was extending an invitation to designers, producers and material manufacturers to attend an event on 23 May 2017 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Offenbach Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). On the topic of “Additive Production and Material Innovations” as part of the event series MATERIAL FORMT PRODUKT [Material Forms Product], Lun Yeh, Product Designer with Phoenix Design, held a presentation about “Juicy Bites”, the personalised Smart Snack that comes out of a 3D printer.

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    Interview in “WirtschaftsWoche” Magazine

    Interview in “WirtschaftsWoche” Magazine

    It’s nice when a business magazine show an interest in design. Thorsten Firlus-Emmrich, editor with “WirtschaftsWoche”, visited Phoenix Design in Stuttgart. Andreas Diefenbach, Design Business Manager, and Silvia Olp, Head of Communications at Phoenix Design, talked with him, showed him around the studio, and provided insights into Phoenix Design’s mode of thinking and working.

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    Design Forum with materialscout Efrat Friedland

    Design Forum with materialscout Efrat Friedland

    On 8 May 2017, Phoenix Design welcomes Efrat Friedland in Stuttgart at our Design Forum. Friedland is a designer who over the past 15 years has focussed on materials and technologies in architecture and industrial design. At Phoenix Design, she will showcase the materials and processes of her projects and relate in detail about sustainable and intelligent materials.

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    aed Book Interview

    aed Book Interview

    The aed Society for the Advancement of Architecture, Engineering and Design in Stuttgart published their second book by the beginning of 2017 including reports on activities, events and their support of young talents. Well-known personalities of these branches from Stuttgart area gave an interview, as do Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr, both Founders and Managing Partners of Phoenix Design.

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    Want Good Usability and UX?

    Want Good Usability and UX?

    On 28 April 2017, Johannes Schäfer, Interaction Design Team Manager, will speak at the Workshop IMAGINE SURGERY at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The two-day lecture series is the first of two planned workshops; the next will take place in 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Sustainability & Innovation

    Sustainability & Innovation

    Integrating sustainability into the product design process already at an early stage will become ever more important in the future, and we at Phoenix Design are moving forward on this route with heart and mind. What it means to integrate green ideas right from the very start, and which innovation potential this brings about is related by Felix Mattes, Senior Interaction Designer at Phoenix Design, in his Interview with Susanne Volz of ecocircle concept.

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    A week MCBW with Phoenix Design

    A week MCBW with Phoenix Design

    The Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) taking place 4–12 March, once again attracted top designers, architects, creatives, and business representatives from all over the world to meet in the Bavarian State capital. According to the motto of “The Smart Revolution”, design studios, galleries, and businesses opened their doors for exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Hardly a day went by without some contribution by Phoenix Design.

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    iF Ranking Creative 2017

    iF Ranking Creative 2017

    In 2017, Phoenix Design is able once again to successfully defend its No. 1 position among external design studios in the international iF ranking creative. On sixth place in the overall ranking, Phoenix Design has been able to even improve its position compared to the previous year and is one of the top addresses for innovative design in Germany.

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    Phoenix Design at the “Bayerischer Hof”

    Phoenix Design at the “Bayerischer Hof”

    Since a few days ago, the proprietary channel at the hotel "Bayerischer Hof" broadcasts the salon talk “Technology and Games – about the Pleasures of Lateral Thinking”. With host Nina Ruge as moderator, this topic was discussed by Andreas Haug, Managing Partner & Founder of Phoenix Design, and Alexander Schlaubitz, Vice President Marketing with Lufthansa.

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    iF Design Award 2017 - Gold for AXOR Uno

    iF Design Award 2017 - Gold for AXOR Uno

    Phoenix Design and their client AXOR Hansgrohe win the coveted iF Gold Award for the new AXOR Uno Zero and Uno Select product line. During the award-winning ceremony taking place on 10 March 2017 at the “BMW World” in Munich, Phoenix Design – represented by Design Business Manager Andreas Diefenbach (2nd f. l.) was honoured to accept the iF sculpture.

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    Gold at German Design Award

    Gold at German Design Award

    Phoenix Design is honoured to receive five German Design Awards this year, one of it in gold! The coveted awards will be handed over on Friday, 10 February 2017, at the “Ambiente” trade fair in Frankfurt/Main. An exhibition on the trade fair grounds will showcase all winners.

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    Kitchen and hansgrohe

    Kitchen and hansgrohe

    At IMM LivingKitchen, hansgrohe presented its complete solutions for the kitchen, which were developed in cooperation with Phoenix Design. Andreas Diefenbach, Design Business Manager at Phoenix Design, spoke in the interview with the blogger of minimenschlein.de about the new sink combinations C71 and their importance for the modern kitchen.

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    Phoenix Design – Overview

    Phoenix Design – Overview

    Logic, Morals and Magic. The things that move us – pithy and to-the-point. Compiled in a handy brochure with 74 pages, perfect as a vade mecum. We'll be happy to send you a copy.

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    Making of video creative modeling

    Making of video creative modeling

    In-house model making. This is where Phoenix Design’s heart is beating. Top secret, fast and perfect – that’s how first prototypes, functional models and design studies come to life here. Insights into a coordination process > Making of Video Model Making

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    Golden Phoenix 2016

    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".

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    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.

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    The Dictate of Brand Management

    The Dictate of Brand Management

    Tom Schönherr is co-author of the book on sustainable brand management and implementation published by Gabler. Tom Schönherr's point of view in his article "Erst Design macht Marken (be-)greifbar" ("Only Design Makes Brands Tangible and Understandable") is: "Brand design is a marathon, not a sprint." In his opinion, this is valid for both consumers and suppliers.

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    SUMMERA by Phoenix Design

    SUMMERA by Phoenix Design

    The pendant lamp SUMMERA by Phoenix Design is nominated for the German Design Award 2017. Great joy in our design team and our client SHAPES Munich.

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    Archetype of a service robot Care-O-bot 4

    Archetype of a service robot Care-O-bot 4

    Service-Robot Care-O-bot 4. The archetype of a service robot for tomorrow, developed and designed in close cooperation between Fraunhofer institute and Phoenix Design. Not only in the care sector does automation run its course. Routine chores in the private as in the public sector can be taken over by this android.

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Logic, Morals and Magic

Since 1987, Phoenix Design has been designing interaction: between the product and the user, between the brand and the consumer, between designers and their clients.

Cases in point: How do you promote an evolutionary change in how to take a shower? With a shower head designed for Hansgrohe that allows decalcification by the sweep of one finger – and that changes its water jet by the push of a button. How do you manage to achieve differentiation in a market replete with seemingly similar products? With camera lenses that convey the unique precision of the Zeiss brand right at first glance. How can house owners keep control of their building technology at any time, using an app? With the Viessmann “Home Automation System”. Building technology these days is much more than just a switch and a boiler; it is a complex system of technological and digital products featuring future-oriented technologies.

For many years now, Phoenix Design has been defending the number one rank at the iF ranking creative "design offices" at the iF Design Award and we have received more than 750 design prizes. Phoenix Design is regarded as the leading independent product and interface design studio in the world. What’s much more important: these designs are convincing in terms of longevity and verifiable business success. In this respect, Phoenix Design follows the tradition of Bauhaus and Ulm school – embodying the virtues of German design. This also holds true for the ever more closely interlocking design of products and digital interfaces. Today, more than a third of the 70 Phoenix Design employees in Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai work on Interaction Design topics.

Consistently oriented towards the user and typical for the brand, in open exchange with interdisciplinary design teams and the clients: that’s how Phoenix Design develops product and entire product ranges. In a word, with: logic, morals and magic.

Contact

Headquarter Stuttgart

Phoenix Design GmbH + Co. KG
Koelner Strasse 16
70376 Stuttgart/Germany

Tel +49 711 955 976 0
Fax +49 711 955 976 99
info@phoenixdesign.com

public transit:
Subway U12, stop: Hallschlag, +5 min. on foot

Studio Munich

Theresienhöhe
Hans-Fischer-Strasse 10
80339 Munich/Germany

Tel +49 89 244 11204 0
munich@phoenixdesign.com

public transit:
Subway U4, U5, stop: Schwanthalerhöhe, +10 min. on foot
Subway U3, U6, stop: Poccistraße
Bus 62, stop: Hans-Fischer-Straße, +2 min. on foot

Studio Shanghai

Yanping Road 98, Building A, Floor 3, Room 313-314
Jing'an District, Shanghai
China

public transit:
Metro 7, stop: Changping Road, +5 min. on foot
Metro 2, stop: Jing’an Tempel, +10 min. on foot

Tel +86 21 5255 5909
info@phoenixdesign.com

Jobs

Katharina Unger
HR Management

Go to job offers

Tel +49 711 955 976 32
Fax +49 711 955 976 99
karriere@phoenixdesign.com

New Business/Press

Silvia Olp
Head of Communications

Go to press releases

Mob +49 160 8894377

Tel +49 711 955 976 55
Fax +49 711 955 976 99
silvia.olp@phoenixdesign.com

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