Stefan Diez

Stefan Diez introduction to furniture design started in 1991 when for three years he worked as a cabinet maker. Diez went on to study at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart in 1996 where he attained a Diploma in Industrial Design. He founded his studio in 2003 and since then has worked in various fields of design ranging from furniture and tableware to industrial design, as well as exhibition design for companies like Authentics, Bree, e15, Established and Sons, Moroso, Rosenthal, Thonet, Wilkhahn and others. Some of his products have received international design awards, among others the “Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”, the “IF Gold award” and the “red dot best of the best award”. 2008 he was art directior of Authentics together with Mirko Borsche and Christian Gärtner. Since 2007 he is Professor for Industrial Design at the HFG Karlsruhe.
Diez works intensively with materials, technology and is passionate in his quest to fathom out their limitations. Together with his office they develop products that are precise, yet simple and above all are meant to meet human needs.

Awards

2011
“Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2011” for the product “CHASSIS” by WILKHAHN
“Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2011” for the product “HOMME” by BREE

2010
“iF Gold Award” for the product “404H” by Thonet
“Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2010” for the product „HOUDINI” by e15
“Interior innovation award imm Cologne”, winner of the “best of the best award” for the product “HOUDINI” by e15
“Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” for “Papier” by Saskia Diez

2009
iF gold award for “404F” by Thonet iF award for 404 by Thonetb iF award for “PAPIER”

2008
“Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” for “SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas
“Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” for “KUVERT” by Authentics

2007
“Interior innovation award imm Cologne”, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product “UPON bench” by Schönbuch
“design plus” Frankfurt for the product “KUVERT” by Authentics
“Materialica Design & Technology award” for “SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas

2006
“interior innovation” award imm cologne for “UPON floor” by Schönbuch
“Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” for the product “Genio” by Rosenthal-Thomas
“focus” in silver for the product “SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas

2005
“Elle Decoration-Germany”, selected as “newcomer of the year 2005”
“if” design award for “GENIO” and „TEMA”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas
“Wallpaper Magazine” Jan/Feb 2005, Judges awards, “best new furniture design” for the product “FRIDAY CHAIR”
“A&W Mentor award 2005”, A&W Architektur und Wohnen, selected by Richard Sapper
“Interior Innovation Award imm Cologne”, winner of the “best of the best award” for the product “COUCH” by Elmar Flötotto,
“Red Dot” Award for the product “COUCH” by Elmar Flötotto
“Red Dot” Award for the product “Genio” and “Tema”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas
“Förderpreis der Stadt München” for applied art

2004
“Fokus” in Gold and Silver for the products “GENIO” and “TEMA”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas

2003
“Interior innovation award imm Cologne”, winner of the “best of the best award” for the product “Instant Lounge”, Together with Christophe de la Fontaine.
“Promosedia, Udine” – winner of the “Caiazza Memorial Challenge” competition for wooden chairs (in section by invitation), for the work “FRIDAY CHAIR”

2002
“Design Report Award”, Salone Satellite Milano

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