• FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog

    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog

    Phoenix Design is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Time to remember, to celebrate the present, and to look into the future. Our anniversary is marked by opening our own studio in Shanghai, China, and by introducing our new blog.

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    In our blog, we will regularly tell you about our origins, about the present, and about the future of Phoenix Design. We listen, write, and move. Look forward to reading fascinating stories. We want to share the unique Phoenix Design spirit – with texts that are heart-warming and intellectually inspiring.

    1987 – come with us and discover the origins of Phoenix Design.
    2017 – enjoy our success today together with us.
    2047 – read our thoughts about the future.


     

    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog
  • MCBW 2019: Creative Jam and Review

    MCBW 2019: Creative Jam and Review

    Phoenix Design invites again to a design event within the framework of the Munich Creative Business Week (MBCW) in the creative capital of Bavaria! On Wednesday, 13 March 2019 we host a Creative Jam followed by a Review in our design studio in Munich. This year’s topic: “Smart Living – no escape”.

    At home, at the work, in motion: in all everyday situations, we are surrounded by intelligent systems striving to improve our quality of life. Escape? Hardly possible! Smart technology is increasingly becoming the standard for new products and services.

    Together with Adobe, Phoenix Design hosts a Creative Jam from 4-7 p.m. providing a space to try out own ideas and concepts on the topic “Smart Living”, embedded into a competition of three teams. Experienced coaches accompany the workshop. During the following Creative Jam Review from 7-8.30 p.m., design, technology, and research experts will discuss the ideas developed so far – presenting their individual perspectives and the latest digital trends as impulse speeches in front of the audience.

    To MCBW event website >>>

    15:30 – 16:00   Arrival CREATIVE JAM
    16:00 – 16:30    Welcome + Expert speeches
    16:30 – 16:45    Teams + Brainstorming
    16:45 – 18:30    Creative Session with experts
    18:30 – 19:00    Presentation prep / Break

    18:30 – 19:00   Arrival CREATIVE JAM REVIEW
    19:00 – 19:10    Welcome + Recap
    19:10 – 19:30    Team presentations
    19:30 – 20:15    Expert reviews
    20:15 – 20:30   Jury voting + Awarding

    At 8.30 p.m. we will start with our After Party including snacks and drinks!

    We are looking forward to an inspiring workshop day with numerous creatives, network partners, and design interested people.

    REGISTRATION for the Creative Jam (Afternoon Session) >>>
    REGISTRATION for the Creative Jam Review (Evening Session) >>>

    Contact:
    Carolin Schobel, Communication Manager, Enable JavaScript to view protected content., P +49 711 955 976 75


    About the MCBW
    Munich and Bavaria as a site for creative activities stand for premium entrepreneur-oriented connections between the design and the corporate sector. Organized by bayern design GmbH in the first quarter of every year, MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK (MCBW) is the largest design event in Germany and illustrates the potential: Close to 200 committed Program Partners create a platform for companies with an affinity for design, designers and design agencies across disciplines including architecture and advertising and the general public interested in design. Following the slogan Design connects, more than 75,000 participants will encounter substantial transfer of knowledge and inspiring design experiences. More information under www.mcbw.de/en.

    MCBW 2019: Creative Jam and Review
  • Gold for Gold: AXOR ShowerPipe 800 wins

    Gold for Gold: AXOR ShowerPipe 800 wins

    Phoenix Design receives together with its client Hansgrohe SE one German Design Award "Gold" for AXOR ShowerPipe 800. The international jury of the German Design Council honors the shower system designed by Phoenix Design with the highest award in the renowned competition.

    The AXOR ShowerPipe 800 is an extravagant system of water channels in a purist pipe design staging the original way of transporting water. Newly interpreted with a thermostat that incorporates two »Select« buttons for easy and precise operation of overhead and hand-held showers including the innovative "PowderRain", as well as a spacious shelf made of fine glass.

    The jury justifies its decision as follows: "(…) what AXOR has achieved with its ShowerPipe 800 more than exceeds all expectations, from the standpoint of both form and function. The ShowerPipe 800 water guiding system stands out from the competition already at first glance, thanks to its delicate design, which is reduced to the essentials, and its elemental design language – which does not visually dominate the bathroom decor, but instead merely rounds it out with elegant understatement."

    Besides, AXOR MyEdition Faucet Series receives a "Winner" award – silver.

    Further German Design Awards 2019 with our longtime client are:

    • Winner for hansgrohe Product Family C51 Sink Combination
    • Winner for hansgrohe ShowerTablet
    • Special Mention for hansgrohe Novus Faucet Series
    • Special Mention for hansgrohe Product Family C51 Select Sink Combination
    • Special Mention for hansrgohe Raindance E ShowerPipe

    We are very happy about these successful results.


    Since 2012, the German Design Council honors every year high-calibre entries in the fields of product and communication design, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape.

    The award-winning ceremony and the exhibition opening with all winners of the German Design Award 2019 will take place on 8 February 2019 as part of the "Ambiente" trade show in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    Gold for Gold: AXOR ShowerPipe 800 wins
  • Phoenix Design wins together with its client LEDVANCE
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    Phoenix Design wins together with its client LEDVANCE

    German Design Award “Winner“ 2019 for SCALE: Phoenix Design receives together with its client LEDVANCE the coveted award of the German Design Council. The international jury honours the Visual Design Language for innovative lighting products designed by Phoenix Design with a "Winner" award.

  • Academy Project Wins Lucky Strike Junior Award

    Academy Project Wins Lucky Strike Junior Award

    Tony Jankowski has won the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2018 for his final thesis on “Autonomous Construction for the Future”. He developed and realized the award-winning concept DUOTEC, centered around a mobile robotic system, at the Phoenix Design Academy under the mentorship of Principal Designer Sven Feustel.

    The Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award ranks among the most coveted awards for up-and-coming talent in Germany. Students from 50 universities as well as numerous job starters had submitted their work at this year’s competition. Tony Jankowski from HTW Berlin has won the prize in the category “Product & Industry”.

    DUOTEC represents a mobile robotic system for realizing extremely lightweight and stable architectural structures following examples taken from nature. One of the robots will build individual modules of a structure which are then combined and their surfaces seamlessly locked in place by a second robot.

    The panel of jurors with its chairman Prof. Johann H. Tomforde presented these arguments for their decision:

    “The Bachelor Thesis presented by Tony Jankowski entitled ‘Autonomous Construction: Innovative Tools in the Construction Process’ is regarded by us jurors – after comprehensive discussion – as a groundbreaking design method for the area of ‘Product & Industry’. Constructions derived from bionics were generated from fibres and composite materials right on site by the mobile robotic system DUOTEC, saving resources and utilising state-of-the-art coiling and printing techniques. We can foresee entirely novel and at the same time sustainable product design possibilities for such methods and construction approaches.”

    The award-winning ceremony took place on 24 November 2018 at stilwerk Hamburg. There, the successful design works are exhibited until 8 December 2018.

    The Lucky Strike Design Award has a historical importance for Phoenix Design. In 1998, only eleven years after founding their studio, Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr were honored with the prestigious design award for their lifetime achievement.


    Photo: stilwerk

    Academy Project Wins Lucky Strike Junior Award
  • Semester project focusses on installers at home

    Semester project focusses on installers at home

    This year, Phoenix Design again supports a project at the Hochschule der Medien (HdM) in Stuttgart [Stuttgart Media University]. Interaction Designers Carolin Schmitt, Claudia Tietge and Transportation Designer David Samuel Weiskopf are Visiting Lecturers, mentoring the Service Design Project during the current winter semester.

    In order to find answers to the question of “How can we create services for installation or maintenance processes in the home that are more efficient, trustful, and positive?”, students from the Information Design degree programme will develop concepts to improve user’s crucial points.

    With the support of the Phoenix Design experts, the students from the 4th, 6th and 7th semesters will walk through an entire design process, starting with research and analysis, moving on to ideation, storytelling and continuing all the way to the final visual design. On 5 February 2019, the semester project will end, with the students presenting their results at the Phoenix Design studio in Stuttgart.
     

    Semester project focusses on installers at home
  • Phoenix Design and Wilkhahn at Orgatec
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    Phoenix Design and Wilkhahn at Orgatec

    Wilkhahn shows its newest product designed by Phoenix Design to the public: the Conference Chair "Intra". At the ORGATEC in Cologne/Germany, the internationally leading trade show for modern working environments, the furniture manufacturer presents from 23 through 27 October 2018 his answer to increased dynamics and more agility in the office environment. Phoenix Design accompanies the press conference of its client at the opening day with Tom Schönherr, Founder and Managing Partner.

  • ISIMAT presents its new Screen Printing Machine

    ISIMAT presents its new Screen Printing Machine

    ISIMAT, developer and manufacturer of high-performance printing machines for package printing, presents its newest generation screen printing machine at the globally leading trade show for the glass industry GLASSTEC at Düsseldorf, taking place on 23–26 October 2018designed by Phoenix Design.

    With the new screen printing machine by ISIMAT, glass containers can be decorated in an innovative manner at up to eight printing stations, up to 100 items per minute. Thanks to its top precision of register, the new I series delivers discerning printed images in photo-realistic quality. By means of a patented process, even multi-coloured décors and bottles with complex shapes can be printed in one single machine cycle.

    Phoenix Design has paid particular attention to a clear, reduced design and the integrative treatment of the individual printing components to simplify the handling for its user. The genes of the predecessor model were kept for recognizability, the utilised materials glass and stainless steel make for a premium appearance. For the first time, a visually separated machine area defines the entry and exit of the glass bottles. The different operating states are visualised intelligently via the interior lighting – the illumination colour will e.g. change to red if a problem in the printing process occurs.

    ISIMAT at the Glasstec trade show: Hall 12, Stand C53.

    www.isimat.com
    www.glasstec-online.com

    ISIMAT presents its new Screen Printing Machine
  • German Design Award "Winner" 2019: LEDVANCE Scale

    German Design Award "Winner" 2019: LEDVANCE Scale

    The panel of jurors met in August, and now the first German Design Award 2019 winners have been chosen. Among the winners: "Scale" by LEDVANCE, designed by Phoenix Design. We are very happy about this success, together with our client.

    In close, interdisciplinary collaboration with LEDVANCE, a world leader in innovative lighting products and smart lighting solutions, Phoenix Design developed a design strategy that takes the very expression of the visual brand into 3-dimensional product-appearance. SCALE is a design system that will allow maximum flexibility in application, yet ensure consistent brand tonality for all future products to come. The corporate design of the brand LEDVANCE was developed and designed by KMS TEAM.

    The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.

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    German Design Award "Winner" 2019: LEDVANCE Scale
  • Yifan Zhang is appointed to the Management Board
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    Yifan Zhang is appointed to the Management Board

    Yifan Zhang, General Manager China at Phoenix Design, heads the design studio Shanghai since its opening in 2017. With his appointment as Member of the Board, he is also part of the Phoenix Design Management from now on. Under his leadership, Phoenix Design has acquired important new clients and established itself further on the dynamic Chinese market.

  • 11. Gebot: Ein Produkt soll berühren!
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    11. Gebot: Ein Produkt soll berühren!

    Tom Schönherr hätte Dieter Rams‘ zehn Geboten guter Gestaltung noch ein elftes hinzugefügt: die Aufgabe zu Berühren. Anlässlich der Auszeichnung „Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018“ sprechen er und Andreas Haug, beide Gründer und Managing Partner von Phoenix Design, über ihre Geschichte, die Macht der Emotionen und Langlebigkeit im Produktdesign. Ein Auszug aus dem WirtschaftsWoche-Interview.

  • LunchTalk with Lumod

    LunchTalk with Lumod

    On Tuesday, 2 October 2018, at 12 noon, Wanya Stainmaier and Mattias Nirschl from Lumod will be the talk guests at Phoenix Design, for the first time in the Munich studio. Lunch Talk at PHOENIX means regular further education with all team members and guest speakers from a wide range of design disciplines.

    "Design is the way you experience a product and understand a brand:" Lumod understands design as a highly successful instrument of brand management and branding. Starting with the product as the most important communication carrier for the brand values, a precisely matching and coherent brand image is created. | www.lumod.com

    Afterwards (at 12.30 pm), there will be served a fine meal from the PHOENIX kitchen plus good conversations in order to learn from one another, benefiting from synergies. Our guest speakers will get insights into our world of Logic, Morals, and Magic.


    Lunch Talk Speakers to date: Tilla Goldberg, Ippolito Fleitz; Markus Jehs & Jürgen Laub; Alexander Trage, Dorten; Marcus Fischer, Mackevision; Prof. Matthias Held, HfG Schw.Gmünd; Robin Hofmann, HearDis; Prof. Jochen Rädecker, Strichpunkt; Dr. Frank Heinlein, Werner Sobek; Martin Wippler, Klangfinder; Prof. Thomas Hundt, jangled nerves; Jürgen Späth, Projektriangle; Andreas Kunert, Leithaus-Film; Kai Bierich, Wulf Architekten; Marius Bauer, Umwerk; Vera Schmidt, Sr. Manager Advanced Digital Design, Daimler AG; Friedrich Schmidgall, HU Berlin; Roman Rackwitz, Engaginglab; Ahmet Sakali, Testingtime; Moritz Dörstelmann, FibR; Aline Käfer, LIGANOVA; Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Red Dot; Joël Gähwiler, ZhdK; Ivan Mallinowski, and Christine Schaal, Containerwerk.
     

    LunchTalk with Lumod
  • AXOR MyEdition

    AXOR MyEdition

    The AXOR MyEdition faucet line brings a new dimension to individualization in the bathroom. Aligned with the cultural lifestyle of people worldwide and the attraction of differentiation. "MyEdition" reflects authenticity and exclusivity by giving the faucet its own character with high-quality materials.

    Further information >>>

    AXOR MyEdition
  • New Client: STIEBEL ELTRON

    New Client: STIEBEL ELTRON

    STIEBEL ELTRON and Phoenix Design will work together in the future, defining the design of innovative home and heating technology. As one of the globally leading manufacturers in the area of “renewable energies”, the company has awarded the Stuttgart-based studio with the commission for product and interaction design. Intelligent and sustainable solutions will constitute the centre of this partnership, entirely in line with the PHOENIX corporate vision of “Smart Living”.

    How can we live in an energy-conscious way without compromising comfort? Just one of the questions recently asked by an interdisciplinary PHOENIX team in close collaboration with STIEBEL ELTRON. In two current projects, the designers are working on products and digital services representing smart energy management and outstanding user friendliness – while offering added value for feeling at ease at home.

    The products and services are to integrate perfectly into the living environment of the people, and be most of all easy to use. Moreover, it is an exciting assignment and a great proof of trust and confidence for us to develop a new design language overarching physical and digital topics,” says Design Business Manager Claudia Tietge, leading the team on the Phoenix Design side.

    With STIEBEL ELTRON, Phoenix Design wins over yet another renowned industrial client, following STILL.


    About STIEBEL ELTRON
    STIEBEL ELTRON is an internationally operating Group and is among the global market and technology leaders in the fields of building services and renewable energies. As a family-owned company driven by innovation, STIEBEL ELTRON pursues a clear strategy in the production and development of products – for environmentally friendly, efficient and convenient building services. Turnover is more than €500 million, with approximately 50 percent coming from export.
     

    New Client: STIEBEL ELTRON
  • Phoenix Design > Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018

    Phoenix Design > Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018

    All information, publications, and photos regarding the award of honour for Phoenix Design sumed up.

  • Fellowship Program

    Fellowship Program

    Candidates wanted! Protecting the Brand Experience Identity in a Digital Context. The German Design Council, together with the Graduate College Dieselmedaille, has initiated a Fellowship Program in order to help shape and design the new rules for Brand Management in the digital age and to make them available to companies.

    Today, the point is not only to generate and shape the Brand Moments along the Customer Journey, they also need to be protected against competition by imitation.

    We are looking for candidates for this Fellowship Program: “Suppressing imitations by means of IP (Intellectual Property), for design-based added value in brand experiences with digital products and services.” Academic supervision is done by the Centre d'études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle (CEIPI), the European Education Center for IP Management, at the Université de Strasbourg; practical supervision will be performed by Phoenix Design. 

    Within the framework of the Fellowship Program, a project doctorate is being worked on whose topic fits the program while at the same time encompassing a corporate issue. Candidates need to be interested in the topic of intellectual property and have three years’ experience in handling IP (brands, design, copyrights, etc.). An expressly legal training is not required.    

    Statement: Andreas Diefenbach, Member of the Board, Phoenix Design: “Germany as an industrial location is pre-eminent in having invented and formed many strong brands. The core essence of each brand implies ‘the warm glow of familiarity.’ The power of this implicit memory is an essential driving force and influencing factor for forming and shaping brands. In the digital age, some seemingly manifest brand management rules will be broken or turned upside down. New factors like participation or adaptability are shaping existing brands and creating new ones. In this context, IP will play an enormous part in securing added value, since the meaningful brand moments are exactly the things that will continue to create confidence and trust, orientation, and differentiation in our interconnected society.”


    Find more information about the Fellowship Program and contact details at: https://www.forum-dieselmedaille.de/rat-fur-formgebung-phoenix/

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    Fellowship Program
  • Phoenix Design – Magazine
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    Phoenix Design – Magazine

    What moves us – briefly written in our current Phoenix Magazine FIRST. NOW. NEXT. Come with us and discover the origins of Phoenix Design. Enjoy our success today together with us. And read our thoughts about the future. Download now!

  • AXOR Pre-Launch Event in Beijing

    AXOR Pre-Launch Event in Beijing

    At the opening day of the Design China Beijing 2018 trade show, Jonas Hänel, Senior Product Designer at Phoenix Design in Shanghai, will be there on behalf of our client AXOR. He co-designed the luxury fitting, and will accompany the Pre-Launch Event of AXOR MyEdition on 20 September 2018 in Beijing with two talks.

    Matching the impending product launch of Axor MyEdition on the Chinese market, Jonas Hänel – together with Michael Kiolbassa, Head of Brand Communication at AXOR – will present the new customizable line of fittings to an exclusive circle of journalists, among them representatives from GQ, ELLE DECO and Interni, at 4:00 pm and answer their questions.

    After the official start of the event, Jonas Hänel will appear as a speaker at the Design Forum, presented by Domus, starting at 7.15 pm. Following the AXOR lead topic "Reinvent Luxury", the designer from PHOENIX will present his views on the importance and the design of luxury to an by-invitation-only trade audience, together with Ma Yansong, architect and founder of MAD Architects, as well as T.K. Chu, interior decorator and Chief Designer at T.K. Chu Design Ltd.

    Expected participants comprise some 240 representatives from design, business, and the media.

    The AXOR MyEdition line of fittings and further products by the same brand will be on display from 20 through 25 September 2018 at the Design China Beijing trade fair grounds, Contemporary Design Hall, Stand No. D15.

    More about AXOR MyEdition >>>


    Photo: Jonas Hänel (left) on stage at the Award Winning Ceremony of the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018 in Essen.
     

    AXOR Pre-Launch Event in Beijing
  • Building of the Future
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    Building of the Future

    Tony Jankowski dealt with sustainable, autonomous building at the Phoenix Design Academy. From that experience, the product designer has deduced his concept for mobile robotic system for realising extremely lightweight and stable architectural structures according to prototypes found in nature. The bionic components: "Spider" and "Snail".

  • LunchTalk: Containerwerk

    LunchTalk: Containerwerk

    On Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at noon, Ivan Mallinowski and Christine Schaal from Containerwerk were our talk guests at Phoenix Design in Stuttgart. LunchTalk means training at every first Tuesday of the month with all employees and guest speakers from various design disciplines.

    According to Containerwerk, they’re developers, designers and self-starters. “We went in search of answers to housing shortages and to affordable, resource-conserving, contemporary living and found them. In the spirit of the circular economy and environmental and social sustainability, Containerwerk purchases used shipping containers and upgrades the body into high-quality, affordable living space.” | www.containerwerk.com/en

    Excellent food from the PHOENIX kitchen and good conversation afterwards (12:30) are a guarantee. We know each other, want to learn from each other and benefit from synergies. Our guest speakers also got insight into our world of logic, morals and magic.


    Former LunchTalk speakers: Tilla Goldberg, Ippolito Fleitz; Markus Jehs & Jürgen Laub; Alexander Trage, Dorten; Marcus Fischer, Mackevision; Prof. Matthias Held, HfG Schw.Gmünd; Robin Hofmann, HearDis; Prof. Jochen Rädecker, Strichpunkt; Dr. Frank Heinlein, Werner Sobek; Martin Wippler, Klangfinder; Prof. Thomas Hundt, jangled nerves; Jürgen Späth, Projektriangle; Andreas Kunert, Leithaus-Film; Kai Bierich, Wulf Architekten; Marius Bauer, Umwerk; Vera Schmidt, Sr. Manager Advanced Digital Design, Daimler AG; Friedrich Schmidgall, HU Berlin; Roman Rackwitz, Engaginglab; Ahmet Sakali, Testingtime; Moritz Dörstelmann, FibR; Aline Käfer, LIGANOVA; Joël Gähwiler, ZhdK.
     

    LunchTalk: Containerwerk