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  • Medtec Europe 2017 - Medical Design

    Medtec Europe 2017 - Medical Design

    Auf der Medtec Europe 2017, der jährlichen Fachmesse für Medizintechnik in Stuttgart, sprechen Johannes Schäfer, Team Manager Interaction Design bei Phoenix Design, und Nadja Goldfuß, Marketing Services, Hirschmann Laborgeräte zum Thema Medical Design. Das Side-Event „Meet & Match – Design in der Medizintechnik“ findet am 05.04.2017 von 9:30 bis 14:00 Uhr in der Messe Stuttgart statt.

    Wie können Designer zum unternehmerischen Erfolg beitragen und die Bedürfnisse der Anwender in erfolgreiche Produkte umsetzen? Wie schafft man Markenidentität in übersättigten Märkten und bindet Designkompetenz erfolgsbringend in den Unternehmensprozess ein?

    In ihrem Tandem-Vortrag gehen die beiden Referenten auf die Erfolgsgeschichte des Designs von Hirschmann ein. Johannes Schäfer ist bei Phoenix Design mitverantwortlich für das medizinische Design. In seinem Vortrag erörtert er den nutzerzentrierten Prozess am Beispiel verschiedener Projekte mit Hirschmann.

    Die Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei, die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt. Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung hier.

    >> Mehr zu unseren Produkten unter phoenixdesign.com/produkte/medizin

     

    Medtec Europe 2017 - Medical Design
  • Phoenix Design in the Bayerischen Hof Munich

    Phoenix Design in the Bayerischen Hof Munich

    Seit wenigen Tagen läuft im Hauskanal des Bayerischen Hofes das Salongespräch „Technik & Spiele – über die Lust querzudenken“. Moderiert durch Nina Ruge, diskutierten zu diesem Thema Andreas Haug, Managing Partner & Founder von Phoenix Design und Alexander Schlaubitz, Vice President Marketing bei Lufthansa.

    Haben wir überhaupt noch die Freiheit, querzudenken? Das war die wichtigste Frage im zweiten Salongespräch der vierteiligen Reihe REDEN ÜBER STIL UND HALTUNG. „Die Salongespräche bieten Partnern und Sponsoren die Möglichkeit der Präsentation ihrer Marke und zum Netzwerken in einer exklusiven Zielgruppe“, so Simone Nickl von Nickl-PR, Projekte für Wirtschaft und Kultur.

    Die Zuhörer wurden angehalten, einmal mehr über die Wichtigkeit von Intuition nachzudenken. „So ein echter Querdenker kann ganz schön anstrengend sein, weil er erstmal Dinge äußert, wo man oft selbst kurz erstaunt ist. Aber das ist für mich ein Zeichen, dass sich jemand besonders viele Gedanken gemacht hat und das spornt mich wieder an, genau hinzuhören“, sagt Andreas Haug, Phoenix Design.

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    Phoenix Design in the Bayerischen Hof Munich
  • iF Ranking Creative 2017

    iF Ranking Creative 2017

    Phoenix Design kann den ersten Platz als externes Designstudio im internationalen iF ranking creative auch 2017 erfolgreich verteidigen. Im Gesamtranking jetzt auf Platz 6, konnte Phoenix Design seine Position im Vergleich zum Vorjahr sogar verbessern und zählt in Deutschland zu den Top-Adressen für innovatives Design.

    “The economic aspect of such an award is very important; but the award also has a radiating effect towards the general public, thus helping to create awareness about good design which changes our everyday culture. 500 years from now, people will visit museums and look at those things which for us today are articles of daily use, understanding them as tokens of 21st century culture”, predicts Tom Schönherr, Phoenix Design Managing Partner.

    iF Ranking Creative 2017
  • Phoenix Praktikanten

    Phoenix Praktikanten

    Herzlich willkommen für die nächsten 6 Monate – die neuen Praktikanten von Phoenix Design: Leonie, Lena, Agnes, Benny, Marvin, Tony (v.l.n.r.) und Valérie, die sich für das Foto extra aus unserem Studio in München zugeschaltet hat.

    Sie kommen aus ganz Deutschland. Von den Hochschulen aus Stuttgart, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Pforzheim, Darmstadt, München und Berlin sind die Praktikanten seit 01.03.2017 bei Phoenix Design, um ihr Wissen im Produktdesign, Interaction Design und CGI einzubringen und zu erweitern.    

    In den ersten zwei Wochen haben sie zusammen mit unseren Betreuern einen Workshop absolviert und ihr erstes Projekt entworfen. Am Beispiel zweier Unternehmen haben unsere jungen Designer jeweils eine Smartwatch gestaltet – eine Gruppe für das Mobile Gaming, die andere Gruppe nutzerzentriert für Senioren.

    Wir wünschen ihnen eine gute Zeit und wertvolle Erfahrungen bei Phoenix Design.

     

    Phoenix Praktikanten
  • 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.

    Together with Silke Giessler, Head of AXOR Brand Marketing, Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President Product Management and Benjamin Holzer, Product Manager Faucets (all of Hansgrohe SE), he received the award on stage. Only 75 iF Gold Awards in total were bestowed at that evening. „Easy to use and utterly puristic, the single-lever mixer dazzles with its simplicity. The AXOR Uno series is a bathroom faucet for those with the courage to embrace reduction. With beauty combined with superior functionality, this is a timeless design", said the top-class jury as justification for AXOR Uno Zero and Select.

    In addition, Phoenix Design and Hansgrohe received another 7 iF Design Awards in the Product Design category. The winners are:

         hansgrohe Metropol product line basin mixers
         hansgrohe Metropol free-standing basin mixer
         hansgrohe FixFit Porter 300 product line
         hansgrohe Rainmaker Select product line head showers
         hansgrohe sink combination C71 (702-W450)
         hansgrohe Select sink combination C71 (752-W660)
         hansgrohe RainSelect product line

    The iF DESIGN AWARD is a globally renowned brand and has built its reputation for showcasing excellent design for more than 60 years. The iF brand is an internationally established symbol for outstanding design achievements and the award ranks among the most important design awards in the world. This year, a total of 5,575 products from 59 countries were submitted to the international expert panel of jurors hoping to receive the seal of quality.

    Learn more about the products in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

     

    iF Design Award 2017 - Gold for AXOR Uno
  • Bernd Eigenstetter as Talk Guest at ISH

    Bernd Eigenstetter as Talk Guest at ISH

    For the opening day of ISH, the largest and most important beacon trade fair of the sanitary industry, Bernd Eigenstetter, Phoenix Design Managing Director, has been invited as speaker at the AXOR Talk. Focussing on the question of “Smart Hotel Rooms: How Digital Do Hotel Bathrooms Need to Be?”, he will be discussing individual needs of hotel guests with two other experts from interior design and product design. Each of them will contribute their very own perspective.

    What do guests and hotel operators expect of a modern hotel bathroom? Which challenges do architects have to face when planning “smart” hotel bathrooms? What are the current trends?

    Phoenix Design is one of the most successful “Interface Design” design studios worldwide, and Bernd Eigenstetter provides the “digital” expertise for this talk panel. He will talk about product intelligence in general: What are all the things that are possible? And what really makes sense?

    Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 from 4 to 5 pm at the “Room Europa”, Hall 4.0, at the Messe Frankfurt/Main fair grounds.

    The talk guests at a glance:

    Uta Kurz, Diplom-Designer, coaching innovation
    Bernd Eigenstetter, Managing Director, Phoenix Design
    Stefan Hoske, Senior Consultant Architecture and Design, AXOR/Hansgrohe Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH

    Host: Bernhard Heuvelman, Process Consultant and Coach

    The panel discussion takes place as part of the ISH trend forum “Pop up my Bathroom”, accompanied by a special exhibition on current bathroom trends. These take up the influences of developments in society and of technological innovations.

    Learn more about the ISH Trendforum

    Image: Messe Frankfurt

     

    Bernd Eigenstetter as Talk Guest at ISH
  • AXOR Talk with Bernd Eigenstetter

    AXOR Talk with Bernd Eigenstetter

    "The new bathroom: smart? revolution?” – that's the title of the AXOR Talk taking place on Thursday, 9 March 2017, from 11 am to 12 noon, at the Deutsches Museum/MCBW Forum in Munich. Bernd Eigenstetter, Phoenix Design Managing Director and also responsible for the Interaction Design, is invited to present his “digital” expertise as one of the talk guests.

    The panel will debate how digital a bathroom can, should or must be. How “smart” ought products for bathrooms be, considering people think of it as their refuge? It is a place in which to relax and refresh. On top of which, it is also the room with the longest “life span” of any house. How can the various products help make a bathroom genuinely “smart”?

    Katharina Altemeier will host the discussion with Stefan Hoske, Senior Consultant Architecture and Design, AXOR/Hansgrohe, and designer Werner Aisslinger.

    Bernd Eigenstetter will talk about product intelligence in general: How does the design world react to the digital requirements? The bathroom of tomorrow must be more than just a fad, it needs to find answers to demographic change. In terms of technology and design – anything is possible. But the question to ask is: What does really make sense?

    This AXOR Talk is the third event within the scope of the Munich Creative Business Week that Phoenix Design will take part in.

    On 5 March 2017 Phoenix Design will already be represented at the MCBW Forum by Joon-Mo Lee, Design Strategy Manager, and his speech "Robotics: Yesterday Today Tomorrow". On 7 March 2017, Phoenix Design will conduct its own Design Talk "Smart Robots Making of" in its Munich studio.

    To the MCBW event

    AXOR Talk with Bernd Eigenstetter
  • Phoenix Design & MCBW

    Phoenix Design & MCBW

    Die Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) vom 04. bis 12. März 2017 hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem der Anziehungspunkte für internationale Top-Designer, Architekten, Kreative sowie Wirtschaftsvertreter entwickelt. Das Motto 2017 "The Smart Revolution“ wird dabei großgeschrieben. Neben dem Phoenix Design Talk & Party am 07.03.17, sind wir noch an weiteren Orten sichtbar wie folgt:

    MCBW mit Phoenix Design:

    Sa. 04.03.17 10:00 – 18:00        
    Ausstellung – Deutsches Museum MCBW Forum. Eröffnung mit Service-Roboter Care-O-bot4
    sowie Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Heckl, Direktor Deutsches Museums.

    So. 05.03.17 13:00 – 13:30        
    Vortrag – Deutsches Museum MCBW Forum. Robotik: Gestern Heute Morgen!
    Referent: Joon-Mo Lee, Design Strategy Manager, Phoenix Design und Care-O-bot4

    Mo. 06.03.17 18:30 – 22:00         
    Preisverleihung – BMW Welt am Olympiapark (nur auf Einladung).
    Verleihung Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner mit Service-Roboter Care-O-bot4
    und Ilse Aigner, Ministerpräsidentin, Bayern.

    Di. 07.03.17 19:00 – 22:00           
    Design Talk & After Party – Studio PHOENIX DESIGN Munich.
    Smart Robots_Making of.  Mehr ….

    Do. 09.03.17 11:00 – 12:00
    AXOR Talk – Deutsches Museum MCBW Forum. „Das neue Bad: Smart? Revolution?“
    mit Werner Aisslinger, Designer; Bernd Eigenstetter, Managing Director, Phoenix Design;
    Stefan Hoske, Senior Consultant Architecture and Design, AXOR/Hansgrohe;
    Moderation: Katharina Altemeier

    Fr. 10. 03.17 18:30 – 02:00           
    Preisverleihung – BMW Welt am Olympiapark (nur auf Einladung).
    Verleihung des iF design award  & iF design night 2017.
    Phoenix Design on stage!

    Phoenix Design & MCBW
  • Design Talk Smart Robots

    Design Talk Smart Robots

    Within the framework of the MCBW, we're inviting you to take part in our Design Talk "Smart Robots – Making of". TUE 7 March 2017, starting at 7 pm. Location: Phoenix Design Studio Munich. Following the MCBW motto "The Smart Revolution", we'll bring service robot Care-O-Bot 4 to Munich for a few days, together with the Fraunhofer Institute.

    At the design talk we speak also bout the little brother "Paul". He is already in use as a pilot project at SATURN in Ingolstadt. The "Smart Robotic Revolution" is in full swing. How all these processes are presented and brought into reality, we will discuss on TUE 7 March 2017. Program as follows:

    Welcome: Bernd Eigenstetter, Managing Director, Phoenix Design, Stuttgart/München/Shanghai

    Talkmaster: Armin Scharf, free Journalist
    Speakers:
    Sonja Moosburger, Head of Digital Transformation & Projects at Media-Saturn-Holding, Ingolstadt
    Michael Fischer, Executive Partner European Leader Strategy & Design - Distribution Sector IBM Global Business Services (GBS)
    Dr. Ulrich Reiser, Team Leader Robotic and Assistenz Systems, Fraunhofer-Institut/IPA, Stuttgart
    Moritz Kemper, Senior Interaction Designer, Phoenix Design and Lecturer at Züricher Hochschule der Künste/ Zurich University of the Art

    Follow the robot party with snacks and more.
    Registration required, limited free tickets:
    https://www.eventbrite.de/e/smart-robots--tickets-30484805875

    +++ UPDATE: Due to high demand, unfortunately registration is not possible for now. If you are interested in the video recording from the design talk, please contact us via Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. +++

    Get in the mood on Sunday, 5 March 2017, 1 pm, MCBW FORUM, Deutsches Museum München, by attending “Robotics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow!”, a speech held by Joon-Mo Lee, Strategy Design Manager, Phoenix Design.

     

    Design Talk Smart Robots
  • Interpreting a Toy Classic

    At the conclusion of their internship, Philipp, Andrea, Hugo, Malvina, Yibing and Carolin present their interpretations of a Yo-Yo. A completely edible Yo-Yo, a programmable Yo-Yo app, a miniature mixing desk integrated into the Yo-Yo, a calming Yo-Yo necklace, an asymmetrical Yo-Yo and a quite puristically designed Yo-Yo are the individual ideas created by the Phoenix Design interns.

    Still, all Yo-Yo’s designed by our interns are focused on achieving the aim of concentrated and distinctive use. They are developed in a two-day time-frame towards the end of a six-month internship.

    Since 1988, Phoenix Design has presented each intern with the same task, as a farewell present, as it were: “Design a Yo-Yo!” This means designing interaction – not only between the Yo-Yo and one’s wrist. What is also meant is the exchange where job starters and experienced designers can learn from each other. Based on their own know-how, the young designers may turn to the experience of Product Designers, User Experience Designers, Surface Designers and Model Makers and garner their support in all areas.

    The Yo-Yo presentation in front of the entire team is one of highlights twice a year for the Phoenix Design team members, too.

    Since September 2016, our interns have achieved valuable work and brought to bear their creativity. For this, we say “Thank you!”, wishing them all the best for the future!

    The YO-YO Book may be ordered from Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

     

    Interpreting a Toy Classic
  • Living internationality

    Arttu-Matti Immonen, Interaction Designer (l.) and Stefan Andreesen, Senior Product Designer (r.) are joining our Stuttgart team now. Phoenix Design has thus managed to win over two more experts with a long-standing track record in international work.

    Arttu-Matti Immonen studied Industrial Design in Lahti/Finland before enrolling in a Master of Engineering in Product Design programme at the Kyoto Institute of Technology. What started in 2008 as a fascinating semester abroad expanded into an 8-year stay in Japan. He learnt Japanese and moved to Tokyo after his graduation where he started his career in Package & Brand Visual Design. At Ziba Design, he finally worked as UI Designer for local technology and automotive companies, realising their visions of the future. He will put his knowledge of the Japanese market to good use in projects as Interaction Designer with Phoenix Design.

    What internationality means to him? Internationality is very contextual and in order to master the mindset, one must be willing to adapt and hopefully have flexible surroundings that truly facilitate this. In Finland, where he comes from, it was the proficiency of speaking a foreign language. In Japan, where he speaks the language, it was the feeling of an internationally oriented "foreigner". Back in Europe it means the integration into a flexible society: to learn German altough English would suffice.

    Stefan Andreesen studied Industrial Design at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), where he graduated in 2006. After a semester abroad at the University of East London and following his Diploma degree, he went abroad again – this time to the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, he spent ten years working for Philips Design in the household appliances area, dealing with global-scale projects. He now takes his expertise to Phoenix Design as a Senior Product Designer.

    For me, internationality means an immense enrichment in terms of different perspectives. Which perspectives are created due to different socialisation in different cultural spheres is to him just as exciting to observe as is discovering what we have in common with people from other parts of the world.

    Living internationality
  • Semester Exhibition at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

    Semester Exhibition at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

    The semester exhibition marks the end of the winter semester at the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd. Students of all courses presented their semester and graduation work in various design disciplines on 10 and 11 February 2017. Part of the exhibits were supported by Phoenix Design.

    Our lecturing designers Bianca Hanauer, Sven Feustel, Matthias Oesterle and Moritz Kemper accompanied the process design projects over the past months. The topic of “Fire and water in the kitchen context” saw the emergence of creative ideas spanning a wide range from modern kitchens via innovative kitchen devices all the way to mobile outdoor cooking experiences. The challenge consisted in depicting the entire product process, from research through potential deployment areas.

    An exhibition warm-up was already hosted by Phoenix Design on 26 January in Stuttgart where the students presented their works to their fellow students.

     

    About the semester exhibition

    Semester Exhibition at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • 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.

    As a mother of two children, Leonie writes in her blog about things that concern young families. This also includes the kitchen as a social center. In the interview, the designer talks about the thoughts that led him and his team during the „KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2017“ - from comfort to intuition.

    Read on minimenschlein.de/inspiration.

     

    Kitchen and hansgrohe
  • New PR Team

    New PR Team

    Carolin Schobel reinforces the press and public relations department of Phoenix Design. The communication scientist will take care about the digital communication of Phoenix Design, especially the homepage and social media.

    Thereby she supports Silvia Olp who previously was responsible for corporate communications on her own. We welcome her warmly!

     

    Your contact persons:

    Silvia Olp (r.), Head of Communication, i.a. print/press: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
    phone +49 711.955 976 55 / mobile +49 160.889 4377

    Carolin Schobel (l.), Communication Manager, i.a. digital: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
    phone +49 711.955 976 75 / mobile +49 173.729 4632

     

    New PR Team
  • 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

    Phoenix Design is working together with a team of highly professional design modellers in a top-equipped model making workshop. For us, model making is a fundamental element in product development. Fast connections and short distances allow designers to coordinate with model makers right away and get their concepts up and running right as intended.

    Making of video creative modeling
  • 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.

    To order, simply send us an email containing your contact data.
    Contact: Silvia Olp, Head of Communications, Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

    Phoenix Design – Overview
  • HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE by iF

    HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE by iF

    For the seventh time already, the HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE by iF, honouring up-and-coming designers, will be awarded. Andreas Haug is one of the jurors. Deadline for submissions: 13 January 2017. Prize winning ceremony and publication of winners: 22 February 2017.

     

    The HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE by iF calls up students and graduates from all design disciplines to present their creative concepts on “Efficient Water Design: Digitalizing the Modern Bathroom”.

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    HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE by iF