• 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.


    FIRST . NOW. NEXT - The new Phoenix blog
  • 8x iF Design Award 2019

    8x iF Design Award 2019

    Great joy: Phoenix Design has been honoured 8 times with the iF Design Award including 1x iF GOLD for Rainfinity, a new archetype in the world of shower by Hansgrohe. The iF award ceremony took place on 15 March 2019 at the BMW Welt in Munich.

    With more than 6,300 submissions, 1,190 were awarded the coveted design prize. Selected PHOENIX winners are: Hansgrohe SE with Rainfinity shower family, Croma E280 Showerpipe and AXOR Showers. Furthermore AXENT Switzerland XT-Cabinet; BORA Classic 2.0 cooktop extractor; DELI D20 printer family; Delicacy RA3 shower enclosure and SUPOR Q-Series thermo food box.


    8x iF Design Award 2019
  • PHOENIX at ISH fair

    PHOENIX at ISH fair

    Trends in the bathroom, and innovations for home and sanitary technology: at ISH, taking place on 11–15 March 2019, Hansgrohe Group and Stiebel Eltron are among the companies exhibiting their world premiere innovations, among them: products and services designed by Phoenix Design.

    With more than 2,400 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors, ISH 2019 in Frankfurt am Main is the foremost showcase for sanitary installations, intelligent living and innovative building solutions. On more than 2,000m2, the brands AXOR and hansgrohe will be presenting themselves, showing ground-breaking innovations for bathroom and kitchen to trade and professional visitors as well as end users in Hall 2 (Festhalle), Stand A.02. A case in point: AXOR will show the German Design Award “Winner” MyEdition in its new appearance, designed by PHOENIX. The hansgrohe Metropol series of mixers also sports a new look thanks to new surfaces.

    Placing the customer into the focus of our work, we are re-thinking water in the bathroom and in the kitchen in entirely new dimensions, adding a functional added value, thus creating an emotional water experience,” as Hans Jürgen Kalmbach, CEO of Hansgrohe Group, describes the trade show appearance. Phoenix Design has been supporting the company from Schiltach for many years, contributing to the innovation process and creating high-quality product design.

    Stiebel Eltron presents itself in the spirit of ISH, showcasing cross-system solutions for building technology that is both energy-efficient and easy on resources, with services designed by Phoenix Design. Please visit our client in Hall 12.1, Stand E21 and E03.

    Further PHOENIX clients at ISH:

    Hüppe > Hall 3.1, D11 
    AXENT Switzerland > Hall 3.1, D25
    Schiedel > Hall 11.1, E51

    To schedule your appointment, please contact Silvia Olp at Enable JavaScript to view protected content., mobile +49 160 88943 77.

    PHOENIX at ISH fair
  • Transforming Shower

    Transforming Shower

    Hansgrohe stellt auf der ISH vom 11.-15. März 2019 in Frankfurt/Main seine neue Brausenfamilie „Rainfinity“ vor, designed by Phoenix Design. In Kombination mit der ebenfalls von PHOENIX gestalteten „hansgrohe Home“ App zeigt das internationale Unternehmen ein innovatives, digitales Duschsystem im Badezimmer. 

  • MCBW 2019: Creative Jam and Review

    MCBW 2019: Creative Jam and Review

    Phoenix Design invites again to two design events 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.

    REGISTRATION for the CREATIVE JAM (4-8.30 p.m.) >>>
    REGISTRATION for the CREATIVE JAM REVIEW (7-8.30 p.m.) >>>

    "Nothing beats being part of a creative community. That’s why we created Creative Jams, an event series where local thought leaders share a behind-the-scene peek into their processes and projects; meanwhile, teams compete in a tournament that puts their creative skills to the test." - Adobe | www.adobecreativejams.com

    The speakers:

    • Martin Schmiedel – Chairman, GFKD Gesellschaft für kommunale Digitalisierung
    • Alex Holzreiter – Senior Manager Alliance Lead ASGR Adobe & SAP, Accenture Interactive
    • Marius Bauer – Director Digital and Member of the Board, Phoenix Design

    The program:

    15:30 – 16:00   Arrival CREATIVE JAM
    16:00 – 16:30    Welcome + Impulse 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    CREATIVE JAM 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.

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

    To MCBW event website >>>

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Germand Design Award for PHOENIX and LEDVANCE

    Germand Design Award for PHOENIX and 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.

  • 100 Years of Bauhaus - Interview Andreas Haug

    100 Years of Bauhaus - Interview Andreas Haug

    "(...) What’s much more important: these designs are convincing in terms of longevity and verifiable business success. In this respect, Phoenix Design follows the tradition of Bauhaus and Ulm school – embodying the virtues of German design." Our philosophy describes how closely we are linked to this movement. On the occasion of its anniversary, Andreas Haug, Founder and Managing Partner of Phoenix Design, will answer three questions about Bauhaus.

  • PHOENIX LunchTalk

    PHOENIX LunchTalk

    On Tuesday, 12 February 2019, at 12 noon, Rainer Hirt from audity (sound design) will be the speaker of the Lunch Talk in Munich studio. Lunch Talk at PHOENIX means regular further education with all team members and guest speakers from a wide range of design disciplines.

    "We are audity, a company specialized in brand and UX sound. We are obsessed with all the clicks, beeps and catchy melodies which make the communication smooth and meaningfull. We are convinced that good sound design will sustainably change the brand and product world. Our guiding principle is »sound follows function«." www.audity.co

    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.

    LunchTalk 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; Mattias Nirschl, Lumod; Rainer Hirt, Audity.

    PHOENIX LunchTalk
  • Phoenix Design and Wilkhahn at Orgatec

    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 presented from 23 through 27 October 2018 his answer to increased dynamics and more agility in the office environment.

  • Premiere of the new deli printer family D20

    Premiere of the new deli printer family D20

    On Monday, 18 December 2018 the stationary manufacturer Deli presented the D20 printer family designed by Phoenix Design for the first time to the public. Yifan Zhang (left), General Manager China and Member of the Board, and Senior Designer Jonas Hänel (right) accompanied the launch event in Beijing, China.

    The D20 printer series for professional use consists of laser and ink jet printers, as well as laser and ink jet multi-function devices (printing, scanning, copying). The affordably-priced devices have a very large ink or toner capacity – cost efficiency and environmental friendliness are combined here. Grouping the most important elements into functional blocks with a graphic look not only supports an intuitive user guidance but also makes for a brand product with a high recognition value. The light colours and the clear design language of the D20 product family are ideal for integrating it into modern working and living environments.

    In their presentation, the two PHOENIX designers talked in detail about the design process, the design of the D20 products and the German-Chinese collaboration in general.

    About Deli
    Deli’s journey began in 1988 as a small plastics workshop in the outskirts of Ningbo, China. Over the last 30 years of providing quality products and services to their customers, Deli has grown to become the leading office supplies and stationery brand in China, and Asia’s largest stationery manufacturing base. en.nbdeli.com

    Premiere of the new deli printer family D20
  • Four ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior

    Four ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior

    Phoenix Design receives together with its client Hansgrohe SE two ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior. The international jury honors the faucet series AXOR MyEdition with a “Best of Best” award, the hansgrohe C51 sink combinations with a “Winner” for outstanding design achievements. Also a "Winner": the Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner VR300, designed by Phoenix Design.

    Every year the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior recognise superbly designed products in the interior design industry which represent quality and trends within the industry. Among 550 entries, the judges awarded 31 ”Best of Best“ titles in ten categories including Bath and Wellness as well as Kitchen and Household.

    The faucet line AXOR MyEdition fulfils a yearning for uniqueness by providing a stage for self-actualization. Bodies are available in various heights and PVD finishes, or exclusive materials allowing for individual creations and personal statements. A first for AXOR washbasin taps: the shower spray innovation PowderRain.

    “The clear, right-angled design of this bathroom faucet enables it to blend harmoniously into many bathroom decors. The possibility of customising the faucet using a panel that’s available in various materials is a superb and refreshingly innovative way to endow bathroom decors with a personal touch,” state the jury their decision for awarding an ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior “Best of Best”.  

    A ”Winner” award receives hansgrohe C51 sink combinations for the perfect interaction for more ease of use in the kitchen. Its complete solutions comprise a kitchen sink and a kitchen mixer with innovative control units, making work at the sink easier and faster. These combinations bring functional design and premium-quality materials to the modern kitchen and blend harmoniously into the living environment – perfect for lending kitchens an elegant and personal touch.

    The Vorwerk Kobold VR300 robot vacuum cleaner, the revised design version by PHOENIX of its predecessor VR200, receives a "Winner" award as well. The jury honours its sophisticated flat design combined with intelligent navigation.

    The award-winning ceremony and the exhibition opening with all winner projects in the Kunstverein took place on 13 January 2019 as part of the "imm cologne" trade show in Cologne, Germany.

    About the competition
    Every year the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior recognise superbly designed products in the interior design industry. Outstanding achievements in all product areas set the tone of the competition, creating strong interest in the market and conveying quality and trends within the industry. In this way, the German Design Council creates a unique platform for architects and object designers to network with the interior design industry.

    Four ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior
  • The Ecosystem and the tip of the Iceberg

    The Ecosystem and the tip of the Iceberg

    Ecosystem. Buzzword of the year 2018. With no doubt. And it is a word that won´t go away easily. Because we will be living with it for years to come. And we have, for almost 4.5 billion years. Companies are pouring billions into “The Ecosystem”. But what is this Ecosystem everyone is talking about? A walk.

  • aed "neuland" promotional award

    aed "neuland" promotional award

    For the seventh time, aed Stuttgart e.V. calls for submissions for the “neuland” promotional award. This competition for up-and-coming talent is aimed at young graphic designers 28 years or younger from the areas of Architecture + Engineering, Exhibition Design + Interior Design, Product Design, Communication Design, and Interaction Design. Tom Schönherr is a member of the renowned panel of jurors. Registration deadline is 31 March 2019.

    The circle of potential participants comprises students and graduates from Universities of Applied Sciences, Academies, and Universities from all over the world. This competition wants to provide a platform for particularly gifted design talent and to promote them in a targeted manner at the start of their professional career. The award honours innovative and sustainable design which features maximum economic and ecological quality and which is both functional and user-friendly while fulfilling the most discerning aesthetic requirements.

    Go to registration >>>

    Statement Tom Schönherr >>>


    About aed
    aed is an initiative founded by engineers, architects and designers from Stuttgart with the aim to promote and publicly showcase the great design competence present in the Stuttgart region – comprising product design and graphic design, multimedia and engineering, and architecture. Architects, graphic designers, designers, engineers and other creative people who shape our world and our daily lives by means of buildings and products: they all get invited by aed to report, narrate and debate about current projects as well as fundamental issues. Thus, in particular students and up-and-coming talent are supported and encouraged to engage with other disciplines. || www.aed-stuttgart.de

    aed "neuland" promotional award
  • Phoenix Design – Magazine

    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!