Film: Moritz Schmieg

Dr.-Ing Sybs Bauer

since 2020 VDID (Association of German Industrial Designers), Regional Chairwoman North Germany
since 2013 [ co:coa ] co-coaching for creativity, orientation & authenticity
since 2005 expert consultant for femtech, Austria
since 2004 gender expert (Design)
since 2000 designkunst, Hamburg

Dr.-Ing.: 2019 Technische Universität München, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Industrial Design
Dissertation: “From evolutionary morphology to natural shape formation”
MA(RCA): 1986–1988 Royal College of Art, London, Industrial Design
Scholarships: Design Center Stuttgart and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Dipl.Des.: 1981–1986 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Industrial Design

Susanne Ewert
zielFORM londonberlin

Susanne Ewert is a trained designer and owner of Berlin design studio zielFORM londonberlin. Together with her business partner Clemens Koschel, she develops innovative products for the consumer, medical and capital goods sectors. She believes the work of a designer lies in holistic product development, from the conception of a product all the way to the engineering design. Many of her designs for clients such as elgato, Grundig, Herlitz, Sennheiser, Söhnle and Lunos have been honoured with design accolades. She is a member of the VDID (Association of German Industrial Designers), the Council for Sustainability of the Deutscher Designtag and the Adhoc AG for Sustainability (Agenda 2030) of the German Cultural Council. She studied industrial design at Muthesius University in Kiel.

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Tina Kammer

Tina Kammer is a qualified cabinetmaker and studied interior design in Mainz. Her first position was at London architectural practice Jestico + Whiles, after which she was responsible for the corporate architecture of firms like BMW, Mini and IBM. At Hugo Boss AG, she developed store concepts for the international market. Together with Andrea Herold, Tina Kammer founded InteriorPark. in Stuttgart in 2010. The online platform serves as a research and information resource for select, sustainable design. The studio also provides consulting and planning services for interior concepts. “Design and sustainability are inextricably linked because it’s the design that determines the materials, manufacturing processes and therefore also the resources and energy that go into making the product. Consequently, design is the key to achieving a circular economy.”

Gerrit Terstiege
Designjournalist und Texter

After many years as editor-in-chief of design magazine “form”, Gerrit Terstiege currently writes about art, design, literature and music in publications such as Art, Galore, Mint, Rolling Stone and Monopol, as well as for leading design companies, colleges and universities. He has been a visiting professor at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Terstiege has edited three books on design theory and practice published by Birkhäuser Verlag. He has conducted numerous interviews with renowned designers, including Konstantin Grcic, Alessandro Mendini, Alexander Neumeister, Franco Clivio, Hella Jongerius, Matali Crasset and Ettore Sottsass. Gerrit Terstiege lives with his family in Freiburg.

Sven von Boetticher

Sven von Boetticher (born 1974) studied industrial design at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart).
In order to design people’s living space with the necessary completeness and complexity, he is active not just as a designer but in the fields of architecture and interior design as well. In 2011 he founded design studio ID AID, with a special focus on product design, design concepts and brand architecture. For him, the key challenge is always to combine passion with quality and innovation with sustainability. In this spirit he collaborates with renowned companies to create products that are uncompromising in their execution and surprising in their consistency and scope.

Tilo Wüsthoff

Tilo Wüsthoff works as a freelance designer and is based in Gauting near Munich. After graduating in industrial design in 2007, Tilo worked at the German Aerospace Center, focusing on how to combine user-centred design with innovation and cutting-edge international research in the field of robotics.
Since then, Tilo has been involved with various robotics and aerospace projects for both the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA). In addition, he has been working for high-tech startups in the robotics industry on a freelance basis since 2013.
Tilo’s work consistently focuses on combining user-centred design with state-of-the-art technology. The result is a profound understanding of current technological trends and their impact on real-world products. The success of his work is reflected in several patents, as well as various design and innovation awards.