GDG Design Talk

Design Varieties & Opportunities

‘The practice of Diez Office is characterized by innovation through technical expertise, instinct and a passion for experimentation’.

As the son of a cabinetmaker, where he received his first training, his approach to design is always firmly rooted in the workshop. For him the process of making something becomes more and more important in his work.

Stefan Diez graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, at a time when digital methods had come up. He founded  his own industrial design studio in 2003 in Munich and his first projects are marked by globalization and outsourcing production in Asia. Nowadays a wide range of materials, manufacturing processes and networked work make an experimental work carried by passion possible. 

Dedicated to transforming ideas into actual products with great diligence and proficiency Stefan Diez works – together with his team – in various fields of design ranging from furniture and tableware to industrial design, as well as exhibition design in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers such as e15, emu, Hay, Magis, Rosenthal, Thonet, Vibia, Wagner and Wilkhahn, and others. Many of his products have received international design awards, including the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland’ the IF Gold Award’ and the Red Dot best of the best Award’.
From 2007 to 2014, he was professor of industrial design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HFG), before joining the School of Industrial Design Lund, Sweden, in 2015. Since 2018 Stefan Diez is head of Industrial Design ID 1 at Die Angewandte in Vienna and the work of his students is on display during the Berlin Design Week.

On 12 October Stefan Diez will speak about the many faces of his work and projects and new opportunities for design.



The talk took place on 12 October 2019 in the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts.

Edited by Christian Befeldt and Tobias Kirschner from the faculty Media Art & Design.