• A Look beyond - Logik, Moral, Magie
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    A Look beyond - Logik, Moral, Magie

    Ever wondered what we mean when we talk about “Logik, Moral, Magie”? For more than 10 years those three words stuck within our DNA when it comes to designing products. Today we want to take a closer look at them.

  • Our new intern trio
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    Our new intern trio

    The boundaries are fluid. Every six months, the team structure at Phoenix Design changes. On the one hand, this is due to the gap left by past interns, on the other hand, it is due to the new input - which everyone brings with their own skillset, experiences, and personalities.

  • Aditi's Internship Review
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    Aditi's Internship Review

    Former intern, now working student - Aditi Surana, student in France and India talks about her impressions as an intern at Phoenix Design. Well then: Here's to many more exciting projects we can work on together!

  • One Week on Dignified Aging
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    One Week on Dignified Aging

    We spent a week looking at what #DignifiedAging means to us, how our prdoucts contribute to dignified ageing and improve people's wellbeing. Here are our findings:

  • Precious YoYos!
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    Precious YoYos!

    It's that time again - we have new YoYos! On 30 August, our "summer interns" Aditi and Adrian presented the results of their joint final project. And one thing in advance: we love them (the YoYos and our interns).

  • Iconic Awards Innovative Architecture 2021
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    Iconic Awards Innovative Architecture 2021

    Out of four entries, three products were honoured with the highest award Best of Best at the Iconic Awards Innovative Architecture 2021, which Phoenix Design developed together with its partner hansgrohe.

  • Gesunde Runde @raumprobe Stuttgart
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    Gesunde Runde @raumprobe Stuttgart

    At raumprobe Stuttgart, our Senior Designer Veronika Schmidt-Schäffer was invited to take part in the panel discussion of "GesundeRunde" together with Tilla Goldberg, Director Product Design of the Ippolito Fleitz Group and Hannes Bäuerle, Founder and Managing Director of raumprobe.

  • DesignTalking - Design & Innovation

    DesignTalking - Design & Innovation

    DesignTalking at the Aquademie in Schiltach about design innovations in everyday life with online live transfer for participating journalists.

    The first round of DesignTalking on the topic of Design & Innovation took place on July 12 at the hansgrohe Aquademie in Schiltach. Various media representatives were connected live and were able to ask open questions after the interview with Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President Product Management and Engineering, hansgrohe and Matthias Oesterle, Design Director, Phoenix Design. We are pleased about the good response and are looking forward to your questions at the next DesignTalking!

    Let's start DesignTalking - What influence does design have on innovation? And how does a long-term partnership succeed in reinventing products again and again? The invited journalists already learned on Monday that there is usually no direct briefing or kick-off for a new shower family, as the development process of a new shower family is created jointly. How the innovation and design process works was explained using the example of Pulsify. The participants were able to test the shower experience at home with the Pulsify hand shower.

    How crucial user testing is for the development of new products was highlighted by both parties with various anecdotes "from the shower". Design is thought from people and is user-centred - so the jet test lab and various shower stagings are not to be missed. Depending on the results of the user testing, not all ideas and approaches can be pursued further. Matthias Oesterle revealed that it can be tough for the designers when it's "Kill your darling".

    We are looking forward to the next Insights, when it's DesignTalking again!

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    DesignTalking - Design & Innovation
  • Interns on Precious Plastic
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    Interns on Precious Plastic

    The final project of our interns has always offered the opportunity for an intensive examination of innovative, sustainable materials. This year, the traditional YoYo design is to be made from recycled plastic!

  • City Cycling Stuttgart: Team Phoenix Design

    City Cycling Stuttgart: Team Phoenix Design

    The goal of the Stadtradeln initiative is simple: to cycle as many kilometres as possible. Team Phoenix Design is competing for Stuttgart and will be diligently collecting kilometres via the Stadtradel app from 20 June!

    What do most of our conversations revolve around? The topic of bicycles is omnipresent at Phoenix Design. We have already been able to prove our fitness through our "Studio Connect Ride" from Munich to Stuttgart. So the city cycling initiative is just right for the Phoenixes. The starting signal will be given in three days: from 20.06. to 10.07. you can diligently track kilometres for Stuttgart! The location does not matter at first, as climate change does not adhere to any city or country borders. Nevertheless, you will be cycling for a team and a city or municipality. The Climate Alliance will then award prizes for the results in five size categories. We think this is a great campaign that is worth supporting!

    About Phoenix Design: Phoenix Design is a design and innovation studio creating smart and substantial brand experiences, that make eminent business sense and which touch people – today, for tomorrow. Since 1987, products, interactions, and digital ecosystems have been created based on the fundamental values of Logic, Morals, and Magic. More than 900 design awards confirm the quality and continuity of the worldwide work. Today, the team comprising about 70 international experts at the Stuttgart, Munich, and Shanghai locations – together with its partners – are creating a joint vision of Smart Living.

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    City Cycling Stuttgart: Team Phoenix Design
  • Phoenix has a new Connector

    Phoenix has a new Connector

    Florian Czak, already a familiar face at Phoenix, will start as Creative Business Developer at Studio Stuttgart on 01 June 2021.

    With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from HTW Berlin, he will support us in the development of further business areas and in project work in the future. We are delighted about this addition to the Business Development and Communications team and wish him a good start at Phoenix.

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  • China Sanitary Innovation Summit
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    China Sanitary Innovation Summit

    On last Tuesday, 25.05.2021, the annual China Sanitary Ware Innovation Summit took place in Shanghai. In addition to several general managers of well-known manufacturers in the sanitary industry, Phoenix was invited to shed light on the design perspective of innovations.

  • German Innovation Award 2021 - 1x Gold and 5x Winner
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    German Innovation Award 2021 - 1x Gold and 5x Winner

    Phoenix Design and its customer hansgrohe win the highest award at the German Innovation Award 2021 - Gold for the Pulsify shower system. In addition, another five Winner awards in various disciplines - an outstanding result for Phoenix Design and its customers!

  • CTO Spring Forum of the Diesel Curatorium

    CTO Spring Forum of the Diesel Curatorium

    Ralph Zebregs, Partner of ForChiefs and Principal Designer Moritz Kemper speak on the topic "Innovation and Purpose" at this year's CTO Spring forum on "Innovation in times of COVID".

    This year's CTO Spring Forum on May 06 is situationally themed "Innovation in times of COVID". In close cooperation with Ralph Zebregs, Partner of ForChiefs, Principal Designer Moritz Kemper will speak on the topic "Innovation and Purpose". In their keynote, they demonstrate the high relevance of the topic of purpose in an enterprise in today's world. They highlight the contribution design can make to translate the company's purpose into products and services in order to establish a close connection with the user of these artifacts. The goal is to adopt honest attitudes and implement them end-to-end throughout the innovation process.

    Ralph Zebregs studied Business Administration and Psychology in the Netherlands and has worked for organizations such as Unilever, Philips and Deutsche Bahn for more than 18 years. His many focus was helping leaders within these companies upgrade their ambitions and reset their goals. Currently Ralph is partner at ForChiefs, where he sees his passion in helping people define their ambitions by empowering the right people to create movement towards extraordinary and lasting results.

    Moritz Kemper studied a BA in Industrial Design and an MA in Interaction Design. After his Master's degree at the Zurich University of the Arts he worked as an assistant and lecturer in the field of Interaction Design teaching and researching for several years, creating synergies between theory and practice. Moritz Kemper is currently a UX/UI Principal Designer at Phoenix Design and is responsible to guide internal and external teams to create innovative products and services.

    About CTO Forum: The CTO Forum is a series of events organized by the Diesel Board of Trustees under the motto: “The CTO is responsible for the company's technical vision”. The members of the Diesel Board of Trustees invite colleagues to the CTO forum in order to discuss the current challenges facing CTOs across industries, to exchange experiences, to network better personally and to evaluate solutions from experts.

    About Diesel Curatorium: The Diesel Curatorium is the electoral body of the German Institute for Inventions (DIE), which has been awarding the Rudolf Diesel Medal, Germany's oldest innovation prize, since 1953. The members are corporate executives, technical directors and managing directors. The members of the Diesel Curatorium are accompanied by the technical-scientific advisory board, which supervises the editorial staff of the Innovation Management Support.

    About Phoenix Design: Phoenix Design is a design and innovation studio creating smart and substantial brand experiences that make eminent business sense and which touch people – today, for tomorrow. Since 1987, products, interactions, and digital ecosystems have been created based on the fundamental values of Logic, Morals, and Magic. More than 800 design awards (1st place – iF World Design Index, Design Studios) confirm the quality and continuity of the worldwide work, i. a. the award of honour "Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018". Today, the team comprising 80 international experts at the Stuttgart, Munich, and Shanghai locations – together with its partners – are creating a joint vision of Smart Living.

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  • raumprobe Interview - Change as an opportunity
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    raumprobe Interview - Change as an opportunity

    In the interview of the digital magazine of the material database raumprobe, Senior Designer Veronika Schmidt-Schäffer, Senior Design Modeller Marc Michalak and Design Director, Matthias Oesterle report on inspirations and trends in material and color design. They are already a well-established team when it comes to the right choice of colors, materials and surfaces.

  • iF Design Award 2021
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    iF Design Award 2021

    Phoenix wins with its customer Hansgrohe a total of 19 Winner awards at the iF Design Award 2021 competition in a wide variety of disciplines - an outstandingly beautiful result for Phoenix and its customers. We are particularly pleased about the additional award from the Phoenix Design Academy.

  • Wellbeing @interzum

    Wellbeing @interzum

    Home beyond your comfort zone - from caves to microflats, homes have changed radically over time - but one thing about them hasn’t: the desire for wellbeing.

    But wellbeing at home isn’t simply about softer cushions, sturdier build or labour-saving convenience anymore. New technology-infused lifestyles have led to an extended understanding of wellbeing and new consumer expectations towards what a home should do for us.

    In his talk, Joon-Mo Lee muses about the meanings of home and the necessity to look for innovation beyond the comfort zone of traditional business perspectives. The full lecture is provided here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGDpiMdlC2E&t=624s

    The lecture contributes about the strong connection of design and wellbeing. The title ‘home beyond comfort’ plays with two key ideas. On the one hand, we must start understanding the idea of ‘home’ as being more than just a place of comfort. From managing digital lifestyles to supporting their desire for self-realisation, today’s consumers have many other expectations towards what a modern home should do to help them feel well, hence ‘beyond comfort’. On the other hand, the title refers to the idiom ‘outside your comfort zone’. Innovation occurs when we allow ourselves to move beyond the comfort zone of our industrial expertise. For if we don’t, we can’t generate new perspectives, and will simply end up creating more of the same. It’s not expertise that inspires innovation, but courage to leave the confines of what we already know.

    Here you can find the full interview.

    About interzum: Koelnmesse GmbH's interzum is the leading platform for the furniture manufacturing and interior design industry. Here, the trends and visions for the design of future living spaces become visible in the form of modern materials, outstanding design and exclusive new development. Due to the Corona pandemic, interzum 2021 will be held purely digitally from May 04-04. Numerous exciting formats will enable an innovative trade fair experience that you should not miss. Because contact with decision-makers, opinion leaders, multipliers and trendsetters has never been more important. Look forward to a successful year with interzum @home 2021!

    About Phoenix Design: Phoenix Design is a design and innovation studio creating smart and substantial brand experiences that make eminent business sense and which touch people – today, for tomorrow. Since 1987, products, interactions, and digital ecosystems have been created based on the fundamental values of Logic, Morals, and Magic. More than 800 design awards (1st place – iF World Design Index, Design Studios) confirm the quality and continuity of the worldwide work, i. a. the award of honour "Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018". Today, the team comprising 80 international experts at the Stuttgart, Munich, and Shanghai locations – together with its partners – are creating a joint vision of Smart Living.

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  • Time for Climate Action
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    Time for Climate Action

    Earth Day - April 22: more than 200 tech companies have launched a joint campaign: Time for Climate Action. As an innovation and design studio, Phoenix Design has the opportunity to draw attention sustainability early in the product development process. We are committed to this, along with several other climate goals for 2021!