• 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.

    Lunch talk speakers in the past: Tilla Goldberg, Ippolito Fleitz; Markus Jehs & Jürgen Laub; Alexander Trage, Dorten; Marcus Fischer, Mackevision; Christian Weisser, Design Studio; Prof. Matthias Held, HfG Schw.Gmünd; Robin Hofmann, HearDis; Prof. Jochen Rädecker; Dr. Frank Heinlein, Werner Sobek Group; 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.

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    Lunch Talk at Phoenix Design
  • 6x German Design Award

    6x German Design Award

    Phoenix Design wird in diesem Jahr mit sechs German Design Awards vom Rat für Formgebung ausgezeichnet. Bei mehr als 5.000 Einreichungen können sich Produkte von AXOR, hansgrohe und Fun Factory durchsetzen und gehören zum ausgewählten Kreis von etwa 400 Award-Gewinnern. Die begehrten Preise werden am Freitag, den 09.02.2018 im Rahmen der Ambiente in Frankfurt/Main feierlich verliehen. Eine Ausstellung auf der Messe zeigt alle Gewinner.

    Jeweils einen Winner Award gewinnt der AXOR Uno Select Waschtischmischer, die hansgrohe Produktfamilie RainSelect sowie die hansgrohe Einbauspülen-Kombination 660. „Mit seinem streng geradlinigen, minimalistischen Design zelebriert AXOR Uno Select die Einfachheit der Form. Hochwertige Materialien und eine anspruchsvolle Technik machen die hohe Qualität, die in dem Produkt steckt, optisch und haptisch erlebbar“, so die Begründung der Jury. Auch die G5-Serie von Fun Factory erhält einen Winner Award.

    Mit einem Special Mention Award wurden die AXOR Produktfamilie Uno Zero Waschtischmischer und hansgrohe Einbauspülen-Kombination 450 ausgezeichnet. „Die Kombination besticht durch ihr formal klares, aufs Wesentliche reduziertes Design, wobei Armatur und Spüle formal eine Einheit bilden. Die minimalistische und dennoch prägnante Form des Auslaufkopfes sorgt für eine hohe Wiedererkennung“, lobt die Jury Letztere.

    Wir freuen uns mit unseren Kunden AXOR, hansgrohe und Fun Factory.

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    6x German Design Award
  • Post-Purism. The End of Reduction?

    Post-Purism. The End of Reduction?

    On 22 January 2018 at 7 pm, the BDA Bund Deutscher Architekten [Association of German Architects] extends an invitation to come to the "Wechselraum" exhibition location in Stuttgart. "The superfluous is a very necessary thing", said Voltaire. Really? Isn't this pitted against the strive for guiding a design towards a pure and clear expression devoid of extraneous ingredients and influences? This will be the topic of discussion at the 45th "Wechselgespräch" dialog meeting between Tom Schönherr, founder and Managing Partner of Phoenix Design, and renowned architects.

    Post-Purism – The End of Reduction? Panel discussion featuring Prof. Peter Krebs, Büro für Architektur, Karlsruhe; Thomas Kröger, Thomas Kröger Architekten, Berlin; Tom Schönherr, Phoenix Design, Stuttgart/Munich/Shanghai; Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby, Munich/Stuttgart

    Looking at current architectural developments, there seems to be a discernible trend towards turning one's back on sobriety and again creating emotion by means of strong gestures. Necessary? During the course of that evening, we will learn more about this.

    Location: Wechselraum BDA, Zeppelin Carré, Friedrichstrasse 5, 70174 Stuttgart, www.wechselraum.de

    Post-Purism. The End of Reduction?
  • Phoenix Design at MCBW 2018

    Phoenix Design at MCBW 2018

    The Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) taking place 3–11 March 2018 will once again attract international top designers, architects, creative professionals and business representatives to the Bavarian capital. Matching the motto “Design Transforms”, Phoenix Design will deliver two contributions and present trends and design concepts around the theme of water.

    MCBW 2018 will be starting with two programme areas, and Phoenix Design will be present in both of them. In the area “CREATE BUSINESS!”, the Phoenix Design Talk “Digital Water” will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7 pm in our Munich studio, Hans-Fischer-Strasse 10. Experts from different companies and industries, first and foremost among them the industrial start-up ICON, will discuss opportunities and challenges of digitisation with regard to this vital, non-digital element. What are the influences of trends like individualisation and self-optimisation on water and the way we handle it?

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    On opening day already, i.e. on 3 March 2018, Stefan Andreesen, Principal Designer with Phoenix Design, will deal with the biggest talking point in the category “DESIGN SCHAU!” in his speech about “Water – a Digital Element?”. Between 4:30 pm and 5 pm at the MCBW Forum in the Deutsches Museum, he will present possibilities for combining water consumption with digital services and extending this combination in ways that are playful while at the same time making eminent sense – for a more conscious lifestyle.

    Phoenix Design at MCBW 2018
  • Design Friends Conference in Luxembourg

    Design Friends Conference in Luxembourg

    On 24 January 2018, Andreas Diefenbach, Design Business Manager and member of the Phoenix Design Management Board, will be the invited guest speaker at the conference series by the Design Friends in Luxembourg. At the Mudam, the museum of contemporary art in Luxembourg, he will hold a one-hour speech starting at 6:30 pm about “Designing Design”.

    In the age of an “information and knowledge-based society” in which it depends more than ever on path-breaking ideas, innovation, adaption, change and productive collaboration, a future-oriented business culture is essential. The lecture is about the source of inspiration and decrypts the real secret of creative performance. Creativity does not only consist of brainstorms, but a permanent struggle of questioning the established to get new access to existing problems. To build a creative organization means to learn and break the rules every day without losing the own philosophy. Phoenix Design’s design approach is closely linked to the values of Bauhaus and Ulm school which today are more topical than ever: finding their expression in functional and simple, immediately accessible designs and usability concepts leading the way in an increasingly complex world.

    Design Friends is a non-profit organisation not merely speaking to professionals, but rather creating a conversation with all design lovers. By hosting conferences and exhibitions, publishing magazines and much more, Design Friends became in the last years a vital platform for design-related topics in Luxembourg.

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    Design Friends Conference in Luxembourg
  • Anniversary Year 2017

    Anniversary Year 2017

    Phoenix Design celebrated its anniversary! And a lot happend in 2017: We opened our own studio in Shanghai, appointed Joon-Mo Lee and Andreas Diefenbach to the Management Board, renewed our Corporate Design and started our new Blog. Early November saw the climax with our big anniversary party at the BIX Jazzclub in Stuttgart with more than 200 guests. Then, created was the unique Phoenix Sound – a percussion performance starring our clients' products.

  • Yo-Yo goes Domotex

    Yo-Yo goes Domotex

    Following the main theme "Unique Youniverse", DOMOTEX will take place in Hannover on 12–15 January 2018. Phoenix Design will present itself on this trade show which is the most important one for carpets and floor claddings worldwide, within the scope of the exhibition "Endless Uniqueness" in Hall 8–9 with its own proprietary Universe Box with Yo-Yos from the Phoenix Design Academy.

    Focussing on the societal megatrend of individualisation, manufacturers, designers, architects and interior designers from nearly 60 countries will meet at the DOMOTEX trade show 2018 to present their latest developments and ideas.

    The exhibition "Endless Uniqueness" will turn the main theme into an interactive experience. With an individual Universe Box, 50 designers will visualise their very personal interpretation of self-determination and uniqueness. The respective boxes are placed vis-à-vis a kaleidoscope in which the boxes and the visitors are reflected. In this walk-in mirror installation, everybody can combine and change the different materials so that a self-designed, individual universe is created.

    Phoenix Design will stage selected Yo-Yos for this, reflecting the work of young talent at the Phoenix Design Academy. Towards the end of their internship at Phoenix Design, the design students have only three days to create their very own personal Yo-Yo, independent of design specifications.

    Yo-Yo goes Domotex
  • Dreamteam: SAP UX Day und PHOENIX

    Dreamteam: SAP UX Day und PHOENIX

    Der SAP UX Day am 20.02.18 im ZKM Karlsruhe richtet sich an die Community von Designern und UX Experten. Auf Einladung von SAP wird Andreas Diefenbach, Member of the Board bei Phoenix Design, einen Vortrag zum Thema „Designing Design – Ein Beruf zwischen Utopie und Vergessenheit“ halten.

    Die Welt verändert sich, aber einige Bedürfnisse werden sich nie ändern: Obdach, Nahrung, Wasser, Wärme, Sicherheit, Ruhe und Licht. Diese grundlegenden Aspekte bestimmen weiterhin das Leben der Menschen. Die Zivilisation hat es weit gebracht, aber es gibt immer noch so viel, was für so viele Menschen auf der ganzen Welt – digital und physisch – besser sein kann. Die Bedürfnisse der Menschen werden immer noch dieselben sein, aber die Erwartungen in unserer vernetzten Welt ändern sich. Angesichts der massiven Verstädterung, der Ressourcenknappheit und der aufkommenden technologischen Standards entwickeln sich unsere Bedürfnisse nach Leben und Wohlbefinden stetig weiter. Als Designer sind wir dafür verantwortlich unsere Welt neu zu erfinden. Unser Alltag verändert sich schneller als je zuvor – sozial, technologisch, ökologisch, politisch und wirtschaftlich. Inmitten dieser Veränderungen haben Designer die entscheidende Aufgabe darüber nachzudenken, wie unsere Zukunft aussehen wird und wie wir damit umgehen. Unser Beruf bewegt sich zwischen "Utopie und Vergessenheit". Design spielt sich zwischen grundlegenden Elementen der Schöpfung und inflationärer Konsumartikel ab. Es wird in Vergessenheit geraten, wenn wir uns weiterhin auf kleinere ästhetische Probleme konzentrieren. Es wird zur Utopie, wenn wir das Design der Zukunft in einer bedeutungsvollen und menschlichen Dimension gestalten.

    Wir bei Phoenix Design glauben, dass wir der Menschheit am besten dienen können, indem wir uns auf die wesentlichen Dinge konzentrieren, die immer zählen werden: den Weg zu finden, Herausforderungen im täglichen Leben klug, intelligent und sinnvoll zu bewältigen und zu gestalten.

    Beim diesjährigen SAP UX Day dreht sich alles um die Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, Digitale Transformation in IoT und Big Data sowie Visualisierung für ein ganzheitliches Erlebnis. Vorträge, Workshops und Inspirationsstände vermitteln das Thema.

    Softwarekonzern und Designstudio – beide Branchen beschäftigen sich mit denselben Fragestellungen und können voneinander lernen.

    Dreamteam: SAP UX Day und PHOENIX
  • Phoenix Design – Overview

    Phoenix Design – Overview

    Things that move us – pithy and to-the-point in the 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.

    What was, has been, and always will be is our philosophy. Phoenix Design is a studio for design and innovation, creating smart, meaningful, and substantial brand experiences which touch people – today, for tomorrow. Always driven by Logic, Morals, and Magic. Since 1987

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    Phoenix Design – Overview
  • 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.


    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.

    >> Read the current first article about how Phoenix Design was founded, including some facts to make you smile, and learn about the role of “Sweet Mama”!

    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog