• 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!

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    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
  • 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.
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    Phoenix Design – Overview
  • 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


    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”.