About

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.

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Stefan Diez is a Munich-based industrial designer who creates products for the circular economy.

Since founding his studio DIEZ OFFICE in 2002, Stefan has been at the forefront of transforming the ways in which contemporary products are developed and manufactured. The studio works across typologies such as furniture, lighting, architectural elements and accessories, bringing together technical expertise, creative experimentation and a rigorous commitment to sustainability.

Stefan’s approach to design is encapsulated in his 10 Circular Design Guidelines, a set of principles that outline how commercially successful products can be both environmentally and socially responsible. Together, these guidelines demonstrate how design can enable meaningful change across industry and society.

Stefan’s studio is located in a former joinery in the centre of Munich, which DIEZ OFFICE transformed in 2008 to create an atelier and workshop for hands-on experimentation. Today, the joinery is not only home to the studio, but also provides working spaces for a collective of practitioners drawn from across the creative industries.

This spirit of cross-pollination is characteristic of DIEZ OFFICE’s work. The team is driven by curiosity, technical knowledge, and a passion for challenging convention, creating simple, contemporary solutions that cut through complex problems: they design products and systems that respond to the questions of our time.

Over the course of his career, Stefan has created numerous award-winning products, forming long-term collaborations with internationally renowned manufacturers such as HAY, Vibia, Magis, Herman Miller, e15, Midgard, Thonet, Rosenthal and others.

In addition to his design work, Stefan has been involved in education since 2008. Since 2018, he has been head of the Industrial Design programme at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, having previously taught at the the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Lund University, and the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Dominik Hammer, Arthur Desmet, Louis Betin, Madeleine Kristin Wieser, Eva Rosenberger, Sveva Bizzotto & Susanne Kohl.

DIEZ OFFICE

Am Glockenbach 13
Postal: Geyerstraße 20, 80469 München

+49 (89) 55 29 45 13

Office: mail@diezoffice.com
Communication: press@diezoffice.com
Jobs: apply@diezoffice.com

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  • 2023
    • AD100 – top talent of design 2023

 

  • 2022
    • Designer of the year 2022  by AW
    • AD100 – top talent of design 2022
    • Australian Good Design Award 2022  – Best in Class – for Plusminus by Vibia
    • FRAME magazine awards – Best light 2022 – for Plusminus by Vibia
    • RDI – Honorary  Royal Designer for Industry
    • Archiproducts Design Award for OYO by Kaldewei
    • Archiproducts Design Award for Plusminus by Vibia
  • 2021
    • The Good Design Gold Award for Costume by MAGIS
    • German Design award 2022 for D2 by Wagner
    • Archiproducts Design Awards for Costume by MAGIS with special mention for sustainability.
  • 2020
    • Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis – The National German Sustainability Award 2020 for AYNO by Midgard
    • German Design Award in Gold 2020 for SHIRO by Schönwald
    • German Design Award 2020, Excellent Product Design, for RGB by Burgbad
  • 2019
    • Wallpaper* Design Award 2019 for GUISE by Vibia
    • Architectural Digest The Cleverest Awards 2019 for RGB by Burgbad
  • 2018
    • Interior Innovation Award imm Cologne, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product „D1” by Wagner
    • German Design Award 2018 winner for the product „GUISE“ by Vibia
    • Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2018 for the product”GUISE” by Vibia
    • Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2018 for the product “D1” by Wagner
  • 2017
    • Archiproducts Design Award (ADA) 2017 for the product „GUISE“ by Vibia
  • 2016
    • Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2016 for the project “LOGASTYLE LUCRUM” by Buderus
    • German Design Award 2016 for the project “LOGASTYLE LUCRUM” by Buderus
  • 2015
    • Red Dot Award 2015, for the product „YARD” Lounge chair by EMU
    • Wallpaper* Design Award, Best grid for the product „YARD” Armchair by EMU
  • 2014
    • Focus Open Gold for the fireplace insert Logaflame HWS116 by Buderus
    • Focus Open Silver for the fireplace insert Logaflame HLS116 by Buderus
    • iF product design award for the fireplace insert Logaflame HLS116 by Buderus
    • Interior innovation award, in the category „Winner” for the product „THIS” by e15
  • 2013
    • Wallpaper* Design Award, Best domestic design for the product „TROPEZ” Outdoor lounger by GANDIA BLASCO
  • 2012
    • German Design Award 2012 Gold for the product „HOUDINI” by e15
    • German Design Award 2012 Silver for the product „CHASSIS” by WILKHAHN
  • 2011
    • Materialica Design Award for the product
      „CHASSIS” by WILKHAHN
    • ICFF Editors Award Best of the Best Seating 2011 for the product „CHASSIS” by WILKHAHN
    • Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2011 for the product „CHASSIS” by WILKHAHN
    • „Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2011” for the product „HOMME” by BREE
  • 2010
    • iF Gold Award for the product „404H” Thonet
    • Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2010 for the product „HOUDINI” by e15
    • Interior innovation award imm Cologne, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product „HOUDINI” by e15
    • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland for „Papier” by Saskia Diez
  • 2009
    • iF Gold Award for “404F” by Thonet
    • iF award for 404 by Thonet
    • iF award for “PAPIER”
  • 2008
    • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland for „SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas
    • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland for „KUVERT” by Authentics
  • 2007
    • Interior innovation award imm Cologne”, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product „UPON bench” by Schönbuch
    • design plus Frankfurt for the product „KUVERT” by Authentics
    • Materialica Design & Technology award for „SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas
  • 2006
    • interior innovation award imm cologne for „UPON floor” by Schönbuch
    • Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland for the product „Genio” by Rosenthal-Thomas
    • focus in silver for the product „SHUTTLE” by Rosenthal-Thomas
  • 2005
    • if design award for „GENIO” and „TEMA”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas
    • Wallpaper Magazine Jan/Feb 2005, Judges awards, „best new furniture design” for the product „FRIDAY CHAIR”
    • A&W Mentor award 2005, A&W Architektur und Wohnen, selected by Richard Sapper
    • Interior Innovation Award imm Cologne, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product „COUCH” by Elmar Flötotto,
    • Red Dot Award for the product „COUCH” by Elmar Flötotto
    • Red Dot Award for the product „Genio” and „Tema”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas
    • Förderpreis der Stadt München for applied art
  • 2004
    • Fokus in Gold and Silver for the products „GENIO” and „TEMA”, both by Rosenthal-Thomas
  • 2003
    • Interior innovation award imm Cologne, winner of the „best of the best award” for the product „Instant Lounge”, Together with Christophe de la Fontaine.
    • Promosedia, Udine – winner of the „Caiazza Memorial Challenge” competition for wooden chairs (in section by invitation), for the work „FRIDAY CHAIR”
  • 2002
    • Design Report Award, Salone Satellite Milano, together with Christophe de la Fontaine