Uli Budde

Berlin | Since 2009

Uli Budde
Dresdener Strasse 11, 10999 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 0 160 92781987

Category:

Product designers
Uli Budde
Uli Budde

Berlin-based product designer Uli Budde (born 1978), started studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam/Germany and graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven/Netherlands in 2004. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer for various studios in the Netherlands including Jongeriuslab/Hella Jongerius, Baukje Trenning and Joost Grootens. In 2005 he co-founded officeoriginair - a collaboration with Dutch designer Ivan Kasner. Since 2009 Uli Budde works independently from his studio in Berlin, mainly on projects in furniture and lighting design. In 2011 he has been teaching at the Kunsthochschule Kassel/Germany.

The work of Uli Budde investigates the well-known everyday object, finding new solutions to transform the familiar in a thoughtful and functional way. With a close relationship to familiar products, objects and situations, Buddes’ designs take on an easy understanding and acceptance into daily life - a clever simplicity with an unobtrusive presence.
Within his way of working he has developed a strong handwriting which can be both poetic or graphic, without losing functionality out of sight.

Amongst his clients you will find Royal VKB (Officeoriginair), Vertigo Bird and others. His projects are honoured with different awards like the Dutch Design Award (Officeoriginair) and the GIO Award (Officeoriginair). In 2010 and 2011 Uli Budde received the Faces of Design Award.

Uli Budde
Uli Budde
Uli Budde

Awards

2011 Winner Faces of Design Award + special mention
2010 Winner Faces of Design Award
2009 GIO Award (Erkenning Goed Industrieel Ontwerp, NL) for Table Bin by Officeoriginair, producer: Royal VKB
2009 Young Professional 2009 (YDMI for Europe, final)
2009 Young Professional 2009 (YDMI, 2nd place)
2008 Dutch Design Award for Iced Carafe and Herb Garden, by Officeoriginair, producer: Royal VKB

Exhibitions

2011 UNFOLD, Passionswege/Vienna Design Week, Vienna (A)
2011 Design in Aktion, Goethe Institute/Michael Okraj, Warshaw (PL)
2011 d3 Professionals, group exhibition, imm Cologne, (DE)
2010 Mind the Gap, group exhibition, Create Berlin Showroom, Berlin (DE)
2010 DMY International Design Festival, Berlin (DE)
2010 Design Deutschland 2010, ICFF New York (US)
2010 Design Deutschland 2010, Fuori Salone, Milan (IT)
2010 My Bauhaus Is Better Than Yours, Fuori Salone, Milan (IT)
2010 Designersfair, Design Week Cologne (DE)
2009 YDMI for Europe, Abitare il Tempo, Verona (IT)
2009 YDMI (Young Designers Meet the Industry), Tendence, Frankfurt a.M.
2009 DMY International Design Festival, Berlin (DE)
2006 Proeftuin, Dordrecht/Niederlande (NL)
2006 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)
2005 Design de Série, Maison&Objet, Paris (FR)
2004 Graduationshow, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)
2004 Workshop for TPG, Den Haag (NL)

Work experience/Professional career

2010 – 2011 Teaching Assignment at Kunsthochschule Kassel (DE)
2009 Foundation Studio Uli Budde
2005 Co-foundation officeoriginair (a collaboration with Ivan Kasner)
2005 - Freelance at studio Baukje Trenning, Amsterdam (NL)
2005 - 2006 Freelance at studio Joost Grootens, Amsterdam (NL)
2004 Freelance at Jongeriuslab/Hella Jongerius, Rotterdam (NL)
2003 Internship JongeriusLab/Hella Jongerius, Rotterdam (NL)