In this bulletin we share another fascinating Design Story with you: meet Nyta, a company that has built its reputation on outstanding lighting design. Plus, the ENTDECKT! exhibition series invites you to meet some talented young designers, starting with jewellery designer Christiane Köhne and interior design specialists STUDIO KOMO.

And last but not least, we’ve rounded up some more great book tips from our Design Library. Whether you’re a professional designer, just getting started or simply interested in design – everybody’s welcome here! 

Kind regards – and stay well!
The Design Center team

Light from minimalist sources

Nyta is a small but sophisticated lighting label with an extremely reductive design language. Established in Karlsruhe in 2012, the company initially found success in Scandinavia. In our latest Design Story, general manager Johannes Müller reveals why – and explains the absence of plugs. Intrigued? Read more...


Young design firms in the spotlight!

The ENTDECKT! exhibition series shines a spotlight on young designers and all the different facets they represent and gives them the opportunity to present their portfolio or special, exceptional projects to a broad public. This Design Center programme aims to encourage and promote youngsters from all over Baden-Württemberg, regardless of which field they come from – product design, communication design, game design, fashion design, animation design, exhibition design, textile design etc. We’d actually intended to show these young talents to you at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart back in June, but then corona turned our plans on their head.

But now things are moving again! We’ve found new dates and will now be presenting these special works from 10 December 2020 until 25 January 2021. And to give you a taste of what to expect, we’ll be interviewing two of the protagonists every month from now on and introducing them to you in detail in the coming news bulletins. That way you’ll have got to know all the exhibitors by December.

The interviews will kick off with jewellery designer Christiane Köhne and the interior designers of STUDIO KOMO. You’ll find links to all the newcomers taking part in ENTDECKT! 2020 here.



Free advice for SMEs and designers in Baden-Württemberg

This is a special service for small and medium-sized enterprises in Baden-Württemberg. In our individual Design 1st advisory sessions, companies receive information about a variety of issues relating to product and graphic design. They are given advice on the various possibilities for collaborating with designers and how to integrate design services into their product development process. Experienced designers provide guidance on awarding commissions, briefing designers and assessing the benefits, time required and costs.
But designers themselves can also approach the Design Center Baden-Württemberg for advice on how to make the most of their innovative ideas and concepts. Our experts are happy to provide them with feedback and tips for marketing their products.
The one-hour Design 1st advisory sessions take place at the Design Center Baden-Württemberg and are free of charge.

Send your enquiry to Birgit Herzberg-Jochum – she’ll be happy to help.


Our latest book tips

Manufactory 4.0
Author: Pascal Johanssen (ed.)
Publisher: arnoldsche ART PUBLISHERS

Manufacturers from Germany enjoy a worldwide reputation. Whether it’s porcelain, watches, organs or writing implements, the origin of artisanal craftsmanship lies in the immaterial cultural heritage of traditional handicrafts training in Central Europe. Handmade in Germany provides an insight into the practice and future concepts of the most significant German manufacturers.. (arnoldsche ART PUBLISHERS)