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News from Kurz Kurz Design. Current fairs. Interesting presentations. New products. reports: German Design Republic

"German Design 1949-1989: Two Countries, One History" - an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

The first major comprehensive exhibition on German-German design of the post-war period brings together the formal languages of the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR.


Climate handle: Vodafone announces smart window handle

Vodafone and partner company Smart-Klima today announced a new smart home gadget, the Klimagriff. The climate handle replaces the conventional window handle. It can test the air quality in the room via its integrated sensors. Humidity, room temperature, volatile organic compounds and the CO2 content of the air in the room are recorded.


Aftershokz Opencomm Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

Cheekbones instead of eardrums. The Bluetooth open-ear headphones rely on bone sound to transmit tones. The headphones leave the ear canal free and use vibrations to listen to music or make phone calls. This leaves the ears free to continue to perceive the environment at work, sports or in traffic, or really protect against noise.


Coming Soon ! Zweirad Jung in Köln

New opening of Zweirad Jung in Cologne. Four months of planning and remodeling are almost complete, the store on Clevischer Ring appears in new splendor. In cooperation with the carpentry Schmitz & Schüller GmbH & Co. KG who realized the new room concept, a modern bicycle store in the heart of Cologne has been created.


Sustainability Award 2021 for Wilo

The Dortmund-based technology specialist WILO SE has been awarded the renowned German Sustainability Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis, DNP) in the “Climate” transformation field. The German Sustainability Award honours companies for which sustainability is part of their business model.


Now at Instagram !

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Covid 19 Partner Update

Dear customers, partners and interested,

a warm greeting to you all from the city of blades "Solingen". We hope you are healthy and the consequences of the Corona crisis are limited.


Steinel Spot - Strong design. Strong performance.

The sturdy spotlight heads can be swivelled horizontally (180°) and vertically (90°), can be easily adjusted to suit requirements and can be and provide perfect illumination around the house. The attractive spotlight series is available in different versions. The Bluetooth-based connect version can be wirelessly networked and adjusted and controlled via app. The creation of groups and the naming of lights can also be conveniently carried out via App.


Steinel XLED ONE

Surprisingly efficient. The XLED ONE wall and ceiling spotlight is available with and without sensor. Warm white 3000 K, 2550 lm and a powerful reflector in both versions ensure perfect illumination around the house - and thanks to energy-saving 23 W, bright eyes for the owners. The LEDs installed in the spotlights promise an amazingly long service life of a good 30 years.


Sigo - first charging station in Darmstadt

Cargo bikes are useful to to transport large things from A to B. The start up from Darmstadt Sigo plans to create a network of stations for rentable e-bikes. This could relieve traffic in cities. In this project Kurz Kurz Design took the role as partner in design questions.


Spring - new fair stand at ambiente 2020

Premium brand Spring showed up with a new fair stand in Frankfurt. The exhibiting at the fair designed by Kurz Kurz Design visualizes "cooking with professional claim" and connects the forward-thinking direction of the brand with it's tradition.


mySodapop – news at ambiente 2020

In Frankfurt Sodapop presented their first closed system of an premium soda maker. The door made of stainless steel is closed while the soda maker is working. On the back there is a second CO2 cylinder for a more comfortable reloading process. The system is available in colourways copper, silver and white.


ISH 2019 - the new Wilo Drinking Water Circulation Pump

"The future is connected" - Wilo as digital pioneer at the ISH 2019 in Frankfurt

New novelties from Kurz Kurz Design and Wilo were presented at the ISH - The new Wilo-Star-Z NOVA T.
Since 2005 Kurz Kurz Design is continuously responsible for the product design and the corresponding user interface of the small circulator products.


STEINEL CAM light - Product of the Year

We are very pleased that the camera sensor light "CAM light " was voted "Product of the Year " in the category Technology by BaumarktManager Magazin. The winners in the four categories Building, Gardening, Technology and Living were determined by the expert evaluation of a top-class jury. The evaluation was based on the criteria innovation, bestseller, utility, price, sustainability and PoS presentation.


Happy Easter!

With sunshine and a pinch of humor, we would like to wish you happy Easter holidays with the innovative fridge-smell-killer "zilofresh egg" designed by us!


Internorga - M 50 multi-functional kitchen machine in stainless steel

AlexanderSolia presented the innovative multi-functional kitchen machine M 50 at the Internorga. As the first implementation of the new Corporate Product Design developed by Kurz Kurz Design, the modular construction concept meets the increased requirements of the professional kitchen. Function, flexibility and quality, as well as easy tool changes and intuitive operation up to the digital user interface are important focal points here.


Dineus Award for Zassenhaus Coffee Grinder MANAOS

For the first time, the DINEUS Award recognized the top achievements of the tableware industry and is aiming to create more public awareness in the culture of a set table - it is the great prize of tableware. As part of the fair "tradition" the international prize was awarded in 2019. The Kurz Kurz Design MANAOS Coffee Grinder for Zassenhaus along with the other products from e.g. ASA, Rosenthal, Mono, Le Creuset as well as Stelton were all awarded.


iF design award for HIFIMAN R2R2000 HD Streaming Audio Device

We are happy to announce that HIFIMAN R2R2000 will be awarded on March 15th an iF design award in the BMW World in Munich. This device is the World´s First High Definition Audio SHDC Bluetooth Streaming Device.
It can be connected via USB-C / Bluetooth to other devices such as smartphones, computers headphones or speakers and allows the highest digital music enjoyment in hi-fi quality. The noble, black and matt R2R2000 is milled from an aluminum block and has a wedge-shaped basic shape. Hifiman is an American-Chinese company known for its top-of-the-line headphones.


iF Design Award for iGurt by BPW - Intelligent Cargo Restraints

We are happy to announce that BPW received the second trophy: the ceremony of the iF design award will be on March 15 in the BMW World in Munich. When it was introduced to the market at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, the innovative iGurt was awarded second place in the "Trailer Innovation 2019".


German Design Award for True Presence® Sensor by STEINEL Professional

The Digital Sensor Revolution. True Presence® is the world’s first true presence detector. It reliably detects the presence of a person. No matter what this person is doing: walking, standing, sitting, reading, resting or sleeping.

The True Presence® Sensor from STEINEL Professional has been awarded Winner Excellent Product Design in the Building and Elements category.


imm cologne 2019 - DISCOVER INTERIOR IDEAS

At the beginning of each year, the Cologne exhibition halls become the largest showroom for the furniture of the future. Visionary furnishing concepts, the latest interior design, experimental living concepts and forward-looking technologies as well as major brand worlds and the ideas of young designers are presented.

The imm cologne is a reflection of the living worlds and a source of inspiration for the design scene.

Living ideas for every room, every style and every requirement.


Living Kitchen 2019 - DISCOVER KITCHEN IDEAS

The Living Kitchen inspires with the latest ideas and trends from the kitchen living space. Exciting solutions inspire and inspire.

Innovative manufacturer presentations, new kitchen furniture, household appliances and accessories as well as cooking and trend shows - Living Kitchen has developed into the central event of the international kitchen industry and promises an exciting look into the future of the kitchen industry with its conceptual reorientation.


MEDICA 2018, Düsseldorf - World’s Leading Medical Trade Fair

Artificial Intelligence or Internet of Things (IoT) - there is hardly any industry where these terms or usage are not high on the agenda. The health industry is no exception in this regard. The digital transformation is the top issue shaping the world of medicine.

The MEDICA 2018 shows the future of medicine - totally digital, but with "Human Touch".


ORGATEC 2018, Cologne - Visionary Concepts for a new Work-Culture

Through its various themes, ORGATEC 2018 shed light on the interplay between working environments and work culture and showcased forward-thinking ideas for new workplace design. In this way, the leading topic for the modern working world was rethinking and advancing workplaces with the theme “culture@work”.
Kurz Kurz Design has taken a look for you!


Schluter-SHELF - Decorative Shelves for Tiled Walls

A design element for tiled living spaces, Schluter-SHELF brings order and storage space to your bathroom. The practical wall shelves are also suitable for other tiled living rooms and can be integrated into the tiled mirror of your kitchen. With five different designs, the shelves can be mounted directly into the tile installation without drilling in the joint or tile.


German Innovation Award 2018 in Gold for iHF 3D Motion Detector from Steinel Professional

The 3D Motion Detector represents a quantum leap in sensor technology and is nothing short of a revolution in the field of outdoor sensors. The innovative iHF 3D from Steinel Professional has been awarded with the German Innovation Award 2018 in Gold in the Lighting category by the German Design Council for being the world's first outdoor high-frequency motion detector.


Damixa Pro Kitchen Mixer – A stylish design in a class of its own

A new direction for tap fixture design. Kurz Kurz Design designed slate for Damixa, and Slate Pro has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design prize.

With its modern and minimalist expression, the stylish Slate fits in perfectly with the interior arrangement of today’s trend.


Light + Building 2018 - Innovations for STEINEL Professional

The intelligent building of tomorrow will have completely new capabilities, making living and traveling more efficient, healthier, safer and more comfortable.

The new and revolutionary sensors designed by Kurz Kurz Design for STEINEL SYSTEMS, such as True Presence® or the optical sensor HPD2 created the base for building intelligence solutions .


Light + Building 2018 - New products for STEINEL

STEINEL presented its innovative novelties designed by Kurz Kurz Design at the Light + Building fair with the slogan "senses for tomorrow".

Today’s society, like in no other time, is escalating in digital networking directions. In this aspect, smart lighting solutions are becoming more and more standard in day to day life.


Zwilling Beauty - new premium manicure series, ambiente 2018

Zwilling Beauty presented two manicure series designed by Kurz Kurz Design: the TWINOX M and the TWINOX Gold Edition.
For both premium series, innovative technologies such as MIM (metal injection molding) and scratch-resistant coatings (PVD and carbon) are being used for the first time, enabling increased cutting performance and durability. Individual scissors and instruments were developed for the respective target group.


WILO in brand eins - "We are the ones with the pumps"

"How do you make a brand with radiance out of an unknown world market leader?" Answers are available at Wilo in Dortmund.

Kurz Kurz Design has been accompanying Wilo as a design partner for over ten years. In its current issue, the business magazine "brand eins" reports on the successful company with 7600 employees and a turnover of 1.33 billion euros (2016).


Spring fairs

Kurz Kurz Design has been looking around for you at various spring trade fairs this year as well.

After the imm cologne, we also visited "boot", "Paperworld", the toy fair - "Spielwarenmesse" and the Intergastra.


imm cologne, 2018

The international interiors show - DISCOVER INTERIOR IDEAS

The first interiors show of the year 2018 present the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector – and the products that are good for business. At the imm cologne, you will find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement – from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings.


3M - the fascination of adhesive technology!

That was the topic of the in-house exhibition at 3M in Düsseldorf. Kurz Kurz Design has visited the 2-day programm attended by 3M automotive with numerous exciting presentations on the latest innovations in this field.


Kind + Jugend 2017, Cologne

At this year's Kind + Jugend, the world's leading trade fair for children's and baby equipment, renowned exhibitors from all over the world presented their latest products and collections in the fields of children's furniture, textile equipment, strollers, car seats, hygiene articles, baby and childrens toys and fashion. Kurz Kurz Design has taken a look for you!


spoga+gafa 2017, Cologne

The spoga + gafa shows a unique garden variety. Everything from the decisive trends to the most exciting innovations.

The areas were clearly structured: garden living, garden creation & care, garden bbq and garden unique

Kurz Kurz Design has looked around for you! The Outdoor Kitchen World and the new Smart Gardening World were important trend platforms.


Caravan Salon 2017, Düsseldorf

The CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2017 has ended as the best-viewed event in its history and impressively underlined its leading position as the world's largest trade fair for travel trailers and caravans.

For Kurz Kurz Design the Caravan Salon was the second autumn fair this year to gather new trends & impressions of this industry.


mySodapop - IFA 2017, Berlin

IFA, the leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances, will be opened in Berlin on September 1st. We celebrate the presentation of the new soda systems there.


German Design Award 2018

The bathroom series UNITY has been nominated by the German Design Council for the German Design Award 2018. The ceremony will take place during the international trade fair ambiente 2018.

UNITY had already been awarded this years Iconic Award Interior Innovation during the imm cologne in January.


red dot design award 2017 - onFire

We are very happy to announce this years red dot design award for onFire by Higold:

onFire is a multifunctional sink area consisting of a sink, an electric oven with grill function and an air extractor in one unit. The compact element thus offers everything necessary for preparing food in the smallest space. The well-conceived construction allows the cooking and preparation areas to be clearly separated from each other.


Kurz Kurz Design intern Daniel Rauch designes solar car

"SolarCar" team of the University Bochum is supported by Daniel Rauch

Daniel Rauch creates the design for the Thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser . The 28-year-old designer has been working on the development since 2015. Bochum University is participating in a competition in Australia. This is what the blue.cruiser looks like in front of the Thyssenkrupp building.


Control – Quality makes the difference

At the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control, the German company Karl Deutsch, a leader in non-destructive testing technologies, has presented a new series designed by Kurz Kurz Design. The significant and unique bumpers give manual protection, quarantee air venting and enables stacking.


Kurz Kurz Design - the studio moved and offers new services

We are happy to have set up the studio in a new location right in time for our 25th jubilee. As before in perfect distance to the motorways A3 and A46 and in walking distance to the main railway station. From now on we do offer inhouse 3D-printing, video conferencing and space for workshops.

You are invited at any time!


ISH 2017 - Wilo innovations

Wilo brings the future - tomorrow's world of Wilo at the ISH Frankfurt

The new generation of small circulator pumps, designed by Kurz Kurz Design, has been launched at the worlds leading fair for sanitary and heating.


Zwilling - TWINOX 17

Another highlight of Ambiente is the new beauty series TWINOX 17 from Zwilling, designed by Kurz Kurz Design. It emphasizes stylishly and trend-consciously and presents itself thanks to a high-quality coating process in the elegant, black look.


Zassenhaus - Mills Competency

Zassenhaus presents numerous new designs from Kurz Kurz Design.

In addition to the new manual coffee grinder "Manaos", the pepper and salt mills collection "Berlin" as well as the chilli and the nutmeg mills will be presented at Ambiente.


Klever - Knife Handles

Kurz Kurz Design designes a knife handle for Klever from Solingen.

Function and ergonomics were the main focus. The injection molding process with silicon coating brings more grip for professional using.


mySodapop premiere

The new soda systems will be presented at Ambiente in Frankfurt.

The positioning of mySodapop puts the focus on innovative devices with exquisite design. mySodapop is more than just tingling water with taste. The highest aesthetics in the carafes, which enhance every dining table was just as important as straight lines and reduced design of the machines.


Ambiente 2017 - RITZENHOFF

At the Ambiente - the world's leading trade fair for consumer goods - many new products designed by Kurz Kurz Design were presented to the public for the first time this year. Among other things, we have designed three decors for RITZENHOFF.


Selecta - tumbler

Kurz Kurz Design creates a new product familiy for Selecta. At the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg the three tumblers have been presented for the first time.
The new tumblers fit perfectly into Selecta's product portfolio - with a new color concept and a trend towards simple functionality.


LivingKitchen - The international kitchen show


LivingKitchen has established itself worldwide as the central meeting point of the kitchen world and it is the international trade fair for kitchen furniture, kitchen appliances and accessories. The trade fair duo LivingKitchen and imm cologne invited the driving forces of the kitchen and furniture industry to Cologne.


imm cologne - The international interiors show


The first interiors show of the year 2017 presented the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector. At the imm cologne, you found a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement – from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings.


ICONIC AWARDS 2017 - Interior Innovation

The bathroom series UNITY by Ronbow is one of the winners of the Iconic Awards: Interior. The award ceremony of the ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation took place during the furniture fair imm Cologne .


my Sodapop

"My Sodapop" brings drive into the category of water bubblers.

The market for drinking water bubblers has developed very positively in Germany in recent years. The market potential is big time for a new player.


iF product design award - Zielonka Smellkiller

For a good room climate, freshness in the kitchen or even to the body hygiene Zielonka develops the patented smell killers with Kurz Kurz Design. We are very pleased that the latest product, the 3in1 Tongue Cleaner, has been awarded the iF product design award 2016.


K 2016, Düsseldorf

The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber!

The world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry presents everything the sector has to offer. Everything from the latest state of the art and trailblazing innovations to development visions.


Rehacare 2016, Düsseldorf

REHACARE is the leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care.

With over 30 years of expertise and wide-ranging experience of the market, this fair is an ideal platform for anyone with disabilities, care requirements or chronic conditions as well as for the elderly.


Photokina 2016, Cologne

The unlimited world of imaging

The curtain rises – the world's leading trade fair for photo and video this year presented itself in new colours, with a new look and feel and a fireworks display of new ideas.


glasstec 2016, Düsseldorf


glasstec will demonstrate the fact that glass is not just flat but that it also has almost limitless dimensions.


IFA 2016, Berlin

IFA Berlin - Consumer Electronics Fair

The IFA Berlin is one of the world's leading trade shows for consumer electronics, home appliances and other applications of technology and software.


Kind+Jugend 2016, Cologne

The trade show for kids´ first years

The leading international trade fair for the baby and toddler outfitting sector is regularly one of the most important industry meeting points worldwide. The quality of the exhibitors and visitors as well as the wide-ranging offer of standards, trends and novelties arouses curiosity.


spoga gafa 2016, Cologne

spoga+gafa is the world's leading garden trade fair.

The global exhibition was a decisive source of inspiration for the worldwide garden scene. It was three days of pure garden, from the fiery barbecue event, to the latest garden furniture and plant trends, through to exciting expert discussion rounds. This was the place-to-be for fresh ideas, exciting networking and a great deal of green business.


Light+Building - STEINEL NEWS 2016

At the worlds important trade fair for light, STEINEL presented more than 20 newly developed product innovations:
The iHF 3D high-frequency sensor, HPD 2 camera sensor and the new generation of XLED Pro spotlights for STEINEL PROFESSIONAL. And also the XLED home 2 floodlight to numerous new exterior lighting fixtures and LED lighting for the sophisticated living environment at STEINEL.


senses -innovation competence

More than light - senses pendant lamp study with holotainment technology from Kurz Kurz Design

"Our development of the holotainment study underscores our innovative competence as a modern lighting manufacturer," explains Martin Frechen, Managing Director of senses.


Light+Building 2016

International top brands around lighting and building technology present their new products.

Smart system solutions and modern design are the base for a better quality of life. The guiding theme of the Light + Building 2016 is therefore "digital - individual - networked".


German Design Award - Newcomer 2016

Eva Müller wins German Design Award - Congratulations, dear Eva!

The winner of the German Design Award as a Newcomer 2016 completed her BA degree in Industrial Design at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. During and after her studies she worked as a freelancer until December 2015 at Kurz Kurz Design.


Paul Wirths - ambiente 2016

Store gently and stylish

Paul Wirths, the traditional Solingen brand for high-quality cutlery presented many new products at Ambiente.
A Santoku damask knife, three new knife blocks with knives for different requirements in the kitchen, and a children's cutlery with three colorful decors were presented.


Wilo Stratos PICO-Z

Kurz Kurz Design designes the topmodell of the Wilo drinking water circulation system: Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z.


German Design Award 2016 - RÖSLE

We are happy to announce the first design award together with RÖSLE: the international jury has selected the series of food storage container as „winner“ within the kitchen category.


Ballerina 2016 - new kitchen fronts in glass

It´s a cooperation between the two brands Ritzenhoff and Ballerina Kitchen. The design for the "Ritzenhoff-Design 2016" designed by Kurz Kurz Design is especially well suited to the latest trends and colors such as pastel, white and gray tones.


Pro Decor handle collection - Nilus/Instrana/Itri

The new furniture handle for Hettich in the stylish world NEW MODERN combines in a refined way body and handle thanks to the individual inlay. The fine linear structure creates an elegant interpretation of the "handleless" front.


Smart Materials for future Design - Conference Red Dot Design Museum

On Wednesday, 18 November 2015, Red Dot Design Museum Essen material and process developers met as well as users for professional exchange. The "Smart Materials for Future Design" conference offered over 100 representatives from research, industry and design a varied program, with 16 speakers contributing.


IDEA 2015 Gold winner

In a red carpet ceremony at stunning Benaroya Hall in Seattle, IDSA unveiled the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2015 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Kurz Kurz Design is proud to be one of the 28 Gold winners as there had been 1,700 entries.