Led by curiosity and supported by a network of local craftsmen and specialists, DIEZ OFFICE is dedicated to transforming ideas into actual products with great diligence and proficiency. Together with his team, Munich based Designer Stefan Diez is focusing in particular on the potential of the circular economy and is developing everyday products whose components can be easily returned back into the material cycle. In 2020, his “Ayno” luminaire was awarded the German Sustainability Prize.
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Growing up in a household of 4th-generation carpenters, Stefan Diez’s early bond with craftsmanship profoundly shaped his development as an industrial designer. Following family tradition, he trained as a cabinetmaker before studying industrial design under Richard Sapper at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.
After working with Konstantin Grcic for several years, he founded DIEZ OFFICE in Munich after graduating in 2002.He is one of the most successful designers in Germany today.
From 2007 onwards Stefan Diez was Professor for Industrial Design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, joining the School of Industrial Design Lund, Sweden, in 2015. Since 2018 Stefan Diez is Head of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Photo Stefan Diez © Matthias Ziegler
DIEZ OFFICE designs and develops products for everyday use, focusing in particular on the potential of the circular economy. Our practice is characterised by innovation through technical expertise, instinct and a great passion for experimentation.
This approach has led to the creation of award-winning furniture, luminaires and accessories, in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers like Rosenthal, Thonet, Wilkhahn, HAY, e15, Magis, Vibia, Viccarbe, Wagner, Midgard, Brunner and many more.