• 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.

    blog.phoenixdesign.com

    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
  • 3x GOLD at German Innovation Award 2020

    3x GOLD at German Innovation Award 2020

    Great success for Phoenix Design. 3x GOLD at the German Innovation Award 2020. The renowned award went to the Aquno Kitchen Mixer and the RainTunes Shower Scenario, both products from our long-standing customer hansgrohe. Another GOLD award is given to the LUQEL Water Station. Together with our customers, we are very happy about this great GOLD result.

    The awards that make innovation visible. The German Innovation Awards honour products and solutions across sectors, which differ from previous solutions mainly by being user-centred and offering added value. They do so because there are innovations in all sectors that shape the future and improve life. Sometimes you see them at first glance – but often not. The German Innovation Awards aim to change that. They make great achievements visible to a wide audience and ensure successful positioning in the market.With 700 entries in 2020, the German Innovation Awards achieved a great response once again. A total of 38 products/projects were awarded »Gold«,

    HANSGROHE Kitchen Mixer Aquno >>>

    HANSGROHE Kitchen Mixer Aquno >>> Jury Statement >>>

    HANSGROHE Shower Scenario RainTunes >>>

    HANSGROHE Shower Scenario RainTunes >>> Case Study > Transforming Shower >>>

    HANSGROHE Shower Scenario RainTunes >>> Jury Statement >>>

    LUQEL Water Station >>>  

    LUQEL Water Station >>> Case Study > Ecosystem >>>

    LUQEL Water Station >>> Case Study > Water Balancer >>>

    LUQEL Water Station >>> Jury Statement >>>

    German Design Council – the organiser. Founded by the German Bundestag and sponsored by German industry, as an independent and internationally active institution, the German Design Council champions the competitiveness of companies. With its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, it makes an important contribution to the transfer of knowledge relating to design. Since 1953, the German Design Council's contests have been honouring design, brand and innovation achievements of international renown. The sponsors of the German Design Council currently include over 320 domestic and foreign companies employing more than three million people.

    3x GOLD at German Innovation Award 2020
  • BAUMEISTER - The Connection of Things
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    BAUMEISTER - The Connection of Things

    Architecture magazine BAUMEISTER in conversation with Andreas Diefenbach, Managing Partner of PHOENIX. Phoenix Design has worked with large bathroom and plumbing companies for decades. Andreas Diefenbach, designer and managing partner of Phoenix Design, explains in an interview how to develop a brand language and what the upcoming trends in the bathroom and sanitary industries are. The interview was conducted by Alexander Russ and will be published by Baumeister in the May 2020 issue.

  • Silvia ... As Time Goes By

    Silvia ... As Time Goes By

    A bit of a goodbye – at a distance. Silvia’s time as duly employed Head of Communications draws to a close this month. Her new title: Independent Lady. But those who know her are confident that Silvia Olp will continue to turn the wheels in the network of design and architecture.

    Whether as a juror at award competitions, as initiator of the aed neuland competition for up-and-coming designers, as President of aed Stuttgart, or even as a freelancing communication specialist extraordinaire ... among others also for Phoenix Design.

    Travelling and visiting friends in the far corners of the Earth – that’s a top priority on her agenda. However, like with so many of us, the current situation has forced her to slam on the brakes. Hopefully only for a short while.

    On a different note: Anybody qualified interested in the position of Communication Manager are cordially invited to contact her. A sound and comprehensive onboarding by Silvia Olp is guaranteed. Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

    Silvia ... As Time Goes By
  • The futher of water

    The futher of water

    AN ECOSYSTEM REVOLVING AROUND FOODSTUFF NO.1 – WATER.

    Phoenix Design has developed a revolutionary, multifunctional platform around the digitisation of drinking water. In this way, a range of products has come about which blur the distinction between the digital world and the analogue world. A project with this scope has been shaped from scratch throughout several years of cooperation with a start-up company, evolving via numerous phases and resulting in an holistic and tangible ecosystem.

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 - 10x Gold & Winner
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    iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 - 10x Gold & Winner

    PHOENIX, together with their client hansgrohe, wins the highest award in the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 competition: an iF DESIGN AWARD in GOLD for the RainTunes shower scenario. Plus another 9 iF DESIGN AWARDs in various disciplines – an outstandingly brilliant result for PHOENIX and their customers.

  • Shanghai Calling

    Shanghai Calling

    We’re making progress again. After the coronavirus froze us in our tracks in February 2020 in Shanghai, we’ve now received beautiful pictures from today’s studio worklife.

     

    Exciting new projects are on the table, home office times are over, and all like to congregate for teamwork even better than before. “Social distancing” in public – yes. But in the office, the workflow is back to normal. Now we just need a bit more patience in Stuttgart and Munich.

    The projects themselves are still going well. The teams at the various locations have been working with virtual communication for a long time, it was not a big change for our Phoenix Team. The customers are prepared for it.

    Shanghai Calling
  • New chapter in the kitchen

    New chapter in the kitchen

    With the exclusive hansgrohe Aquno Select M81, a new chapter in the kitchen begins. In the design, PHOENIX considered the optimum workflow at the sink as well as the careful handling of water with maximum functionality and clear design. A new archetype of kitchen mixer is defined.

    No matter what is currently in the sink: with the flat shower, an additional option is available for a clear laminar and voluminous shower spray. Intuitively you change at the hansgrohe sink with the Aquno Select M81 mixer to the just needed jet. The three options make the versatile mixer a multi-talent, the combination of flatness and round arch makes the fitting become the new archetype in the kitchen.

    further information >>>

    New chapter in the kitchen
  • Phoenix & Friends & BOMA

    Phoenix & Friends & BOMA

    On the evening of 12. March 2020, Boma joined us at our Stuttgart studio for our event series ‘Phoenix & Friends’. The evening was hosted by Andreas Diefenbach, designer and managing partner of Phoenix Design, and Stefan Balzer, CEO and Founder of Boma Global.

    Companies now have the influence and scope to reinvent themselves, by developing visions of the future that consider "People, Planet & Profit" as an inseparable unit to enable sustainable success. But what does this mean in practice, and how can companies manage the necessary transformation processes? After an inspiring keynote speech by Martin Böhm, CDO of Beiersdorf, attendees shared their experiences during an interdisciplinary round table discussion.

    The culinary well-being was provided by Bjoern's Kitchen from Stuttgart. In the kitchen, Bjoern's motto is: „Vom Blatt bis zur Wurzel“ - deliciously vegan with almost zero waste!We were

    Phoenix were pleased to welcome representatives of the following companies:
    Beiersdorf AG, Field 33 GmbH, Fun Factory GmbH, GPI Global Perspectives Initiative gUG, Normenkontrollrat BW, Oventrop GmbH + Co. KG, Prenew GmbH, Recaro Holding GmbH, Volkswagen AG, Vorwerk & Co. KG, Werner Sobek AG, Wurzer & Kollegen GmbH, zfhn Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn.

    About boma: BOMA is a global learning network and was introduced as part of a new management curriculum for executives, which is completely different from the traditional academic learning model. BOMA is dedicated to helping companies evolve into sustainable and forward-thinking organizations that accelerate change, drive change and accept complexity as part of corporate DNA.

    Phoenix & Friends & BOMA
  • Top Results at the iF World Design Index

    Top Results at the iF World Design Index

    The new top labels of the renowned iF International Forum Design compare those designers who in the past repeatedly achieved leading ranks at competitions. In four index groups, in the categories Independent Design Studios 2016–2020 the label BEST OF for PHOENIX – the top rank.

    BEST OF for PHOENIX: The iF World Design Index (WDI) is a benchmarking and evaluation tool acknowledging continuously substantial, excellent and sustainable design. In the categories Design Studios 2016–2020, Phoenix Design has been able to move to the very top rank again.

    "The iF World Design Index is congruent with our discerning claim to design quality and sustainability. We were excited for it to arrive, and now we are very happy indeed about the very good ranking positions we've achieved – we see them as appreciation of our work throughout many years," says Andreas Diefenbach, Managing Partner of Phoenix Design.

    The iF WDI refers to the past five years, depending on the kind and number of iF Awards won, split into six index groups: Continents, Countries, Industries, Companies, Inhouse Design Teams and Independent Design Studios.

    More at: www.ifworlddesignguide.com/if-top-labels

    Top Results at the iF World Design Index
  • YO-YO Winter 2020

    YO-YO Winter 2020

    YO-YO presentation winter 2020 ... also say goodbye from a part of our interns. Here the impressions of the students Marlene, Jonas, Daniela and Shengnan. Thanks for the great support and all the best for the futher. And we are sure we will see us again.

    YO-YO – a Special Kind of Talent Promotion. “Design a Yo-Yo!” More than 170 Phoenix Design Academy interns have worked on this challenge to date, and each yo-yo is surprisingly different. These yo-yos are the visible result of talent promotion filled with life. All yo-yos were created under comparable conditions: at the end of a sixmonth internship, over the course of two days. As to the concept and its realisation, the up-and-coming designers can tap the know-how of the experienced product designers, user experience designers as well as surface designers and model-makers, and get their support in all areas. The final presentation in front of the entire design team is also part of the assignment.

    The YO-YO-book >>> YO-YO from 1987 – 2014 can be requested: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

    YO-YO Winter 2020
  • Book Tip: Makers Bible - Human Space

    Book Tip: Makers Bible - Human Space

    A statement of innovation, design and quality.

    Today, a space is also an aesthetic statement, an expression of attidute. Private spaces tend to function as social and physical hubs, centers for our life of return to and feel at home in. This book deals with spaces which we like to spend time, literally as well as figuratively.
    The book contains over 100 brands and products from the fields of interior design, furniture, lighting, home accessories and architecture. Therefore we are all the more pleased to be part of it > AXOR MyEdition, designed by Phoenix Design.

    Melville Brand Design GmbH, München >>> https://melvilledesign.de/
    ISBN 978-3-00-063873-2

    Book Tip: Makers Bible - Human Space
  • Salone del Mobile, Milano

    Salone del Mobile, Milano

    At the Salone del Mobile in Milan 16th - 21st June, 2020, architects, interior designers and the design-oriented public will be able to see for themselves smart showers and customizable fittings, including Design by PHOENIX, at a Hansgrohe Group stand divided into two brand worlds. Hall 22, booth E 23/27.

     

    AXOR MyEdition: Individualisation at the highest level. AXOR Places is the start of a brand campaign for the Salone del Mobile that explores the places of longing of famous architects and designers or design studios such as PHOENIX. The idea is as simple as it is obvious: a piece of the world is entering the bathroom. This transformation is achieved at product level by means of completely customisable fitting materials (AXOR MyEdition), whose origin lies in the places of longing of the Design Partners. Andreas Diefenbach, Managing Partner, Phoenix Design, will present an extraordinary place of longing at the Salone. Let us surprise you.

    Salone del Mobile, Milano
  • Magic 13 – A flood of awards for PHOENIX
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    Magic 13 – A flood of awards for PHOENIX

    3x Gold and 10x Winner. Grandiose result at the German Design Award 2020 and the festive award ceremony on 07.02.2020 in Frankfurt. PHOENIX and its customers AXOR, hansgrohe, Bora, Stiebel Eltron, Isimat, Jotec, Luqel and Vorwerk are delighted about these awards. Creating smart, meaningful and substantial brand experiences is the claim in PHOENIX's design language, and it runs through all industries. Here it is kitchen-household, bathroom wellness, medical technology, industrial products and even apps. The jury has honoured these achievements.

  • Pupils discover design

    Pupils discover design

    Once again, PHOENIX is promoting the discussion of "design in school" at the Werkgymnasium Heidenheim/Germany. At the end of February, young people between the ages of 14 and 16 were introduced to the design process from the first idea to product development. Designer Steffi Moser accompanied this one-day workshop.

    In the workshop, the students went to their own work: collect adjectives and pieces of furniture and build a "fast model"! A charming wardrobe or a pointed lamp? The youngsters are allowed to model their favorite combination of simple materials (e.g. corrugated cardboard, wire, straws) according to their own ideas. Research, find ideas, analyze, further develop, implement together, present - all tasks that also have to be dealt with in everyday professional design. There are no limits for the fanatasy. And besides, creativity, willingness to experiment, networked thinking and a well-designed environment are encouraged.

    With this, PHOENIX wants to raise awareness early on about the processes and decisions behind a finished product - because it influences our everyday culture and the perspective with which we see things.

    Pupils discover design
  • Design and precision in modern medicine

    Design and precision in modern medicine

    When we speak about the development of medical aids, the highest precision is required. PHOENIX thinks ahead, what influence does design have in the course of time?
    Our 2 German Design Award Winners demonstrate this added value!

    The E-vita OPEN NEO is a Frozen Elephant-Trunk implant. It combines a conventional vascular prosthesis with an endovascular stent graft and thus allows the simultaneous treatment of the ascending aorta, the aortic arch and the descending aorta within one procedure. The E-vita OPEN NEO thus represents an alternative to conventional open surgery. The insertion system of the E-vita OPEN NEO follows a new design language - pure, reduced to the essential. The clear colour coding structures and underlines the ergonomic, significant and intuitive operability.
    >>> further informations

    The E-nya Stent Graft System was developed for the endovascular treatment of diseases of the descending thoracic aorta. With E-nya, a sterile implant is inserted permanently into the body using an insertion system. During release into the aorta, the stent graft expands to cover the damaged vascular segment. This ensures that the blood flow is maintained. The E-nyas delivery system follows a new design language - pure, reduced to the essential. It is structured by clear colour coding and underlines the ergonomic and intuitive operability.
    >>> further informations

    Design and precision in modern medicine
  • Discover Germany by PHOENIX
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    Discover Germany by PHOENIX

    Smart Living with logic, ehtics and magic. The Inflight magazine "Discover Germany" and Andreas Diefenbach, Managing Partner, PHOENIX, about the responsibility of designers, about the needs of everyday life. The magazine flies with airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Eurowings, Austrian Airline and Swiss Air.

  • Black Beauty in the kitchen

    Black Beauty in the kitchen

    The hansgrohe Talis M54 faucet is a true eye catcher in the kitchen, due to it’s high design quality and material treatment. It’s attention to color and finish has been an important aspect of the design process. As a result, it comes in several color and finishing options offering a broad choice for individual kitchen designs.

    Harmoniously reduced in design, uncompromisingly proven in function and quality. Talis M54 was not created for just one kitchen, but for a completely individual one. Because with the three filigree basic shapes, the fittings can be easily integrated into any kitchen environment. In addition to chrome and stainless steel finishes, the exclusive Matt Black surface is the best compliment for your kitchen - minimalism all along the line.
    Talis M54 in matt black has convinced the jury of the German Design Award - Winner!

    further informations >>>

    Black Beauty in the kitchen
  • ICONIC Best of Best

    ICONIC Best of Best

    PHOENIX has been awarded the ICONIC AWARD 2020: Innovative Interior - 3 times. The international jury awards a “Best of Best” to the hansgrohe shower program Rainfinity and the Water Station from LUQEL. A "Winner" goes to "Intra" an conference chair from Wilkhahn

    The ICONIC AWARD Innovative Interior is awarded annually for excellently designed products in the furnishing industry, which represent quality and trends in the industry. As part of imm cologne 2020, the top award "Best of Best" was presented 25 times in ten categories. This prize is awarded by the German Design Council, which is one of the world's leading competence centers for communication and knowledge transfer in the field of design and brand.

    Jury Statement   >>> Rainfinity Shower program >>> Water Station LUQEL

    Product  >>>Rainfinity Shower family  >>> Water Station >>> Intra Conference Chair Wilkhahn

    ICONIC Best of Best