speziell®

Offenbach | Da 2002

speziell®
Luisenstraße 30b, 63067 Offenbach, Germania
Telefono +49 (0)69 800 854 30
Fax +49 (0)69 800 854 31

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Designer del Prodotto
speziell®
Sybille Fleckenstein

1993 Received certificate of apprenticeship in the goldsmith trade
2001 Awarded diploma from the Offenbach University of Art and Design
2002 Founded the speziell® design studio

Jens Pohlmann

1995 Received certificate of apprenticeship in the cabinetmaker’s trade
2001 Awarded diploma from the Offenbach University of Art and Design
2002 Founded the speziell® design studio

Thilo Schwer

1993-95 Foundation course in graphic design at the Basel School of Design
2001 Awarded diploma from the Offenbach University of Art and Design
2002 Founded the speziell® design studio
Since 2005 PhD student at the Institut für Kunst- und Designtheorie (Institute for Art and Design Theory) of the University in Essen
2011/2012 Lecturer at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen

Profile

The handwriting of a team
The speziell design agency seeks what is special in the ordinary.

When Sybille Fleckenstein, Jens Pohlmann and Thilo Schwer founded their design agency in 2002, they called it speziell (special) in order to express their aim of seeking a unique, surprising and special solution for every project. The three product designers believe in the strength of a design process to which different team members contribute their different experiences and priorities. This enables pithy solutions to be created which focus not on an individual’s ego but on a jointly discovered approach. These are subtle designs that display exceptional functionality, allow emotional aspects to be incorporated, are thought out in detail and for which a holistic concept can be found that fits in exactly with the brand and company. It is this handwriting of the team that provides the designs of speziell with a strong and self-contained character but without ever appearing artificial or exaggerated.
The speziell design agency has became known internationally above all through its innovative surface design for the Thuringian porcelain manufacturer Kahla: The flock elements on plain white porcelain caused a stir in the sector and also significantly enhanced the company’s brand awareness. Prizes speziell received for “Touch” included the Red Dot Best of the Best and the if-Award. The focus of the design agency’s work lies in the furniture, kitchen and bathroom areas; the projects range from lighting to office furniture and from porcelain sets to trade fair stands and have received numerous design awards.

Markus Frenzl, design critic

Premi e riconoscimenti

2012
Interior Innovation Award Germany
Dustin, Studio Domo
Butterfly, Studio Domo

2011
iF Design Award Germany
Temptation Twin Tisch + Storage, Sedus Stoll
Viswall, Sedus Stoll

Focus Open Germany
SF 10 Innenausstattung, SieMatic

2010
Green Good Design Award Chicago
TAO, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

iF Design Award China
Butterfly, Studio Domo
Dustin, Studio Domo

iF Design Award Germany
TAO, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

Good Design Award Japan
Butterfly, Studio Domo

Gute Gestaltung 11 Germany
TAO, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

2009
Focus Open Germany
Kollege, anthologie Quartett

iF Design Award “gold” China
Porter, Studio Domo

Good Design Award Japan
Porter, Studio Domo

2008
Good Design Award Chicago
Ally, Studio Domo

2007
Design Plus Material Vision Germany
CMYK, anthologie Quartett

iF Design Award China
Ally, Studio Domo

Form, Germany
OPUS, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

reddot Germany
OPUS, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

2006
Interior Innovation Award “best Detail” Germany
Flockkommode, Schmalenbach Design

Nominiert für den Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

2005
reddot “best of the best”
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

Design Plus Material Vision Germany
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

iF Material Award
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

2004
Good Design Award Chicago
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

Focus Dialog Germany
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan

Form 2004 Germany
touch!, Kahla / Thüringen Porzellan