The practice of Diez Office is characterized by innovation through technical expertise, instinct and a passion for experimentation.

Growing up in a household of 4th-generation carpenters, Stefan Diez’s early bond with craftsmanship has profoundly shaped his development as an industrial designer. Following his family tradition by training as a cabinetmaker, he went on to study industrial design under Richard Sapper at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. After returning to Munich to work with Konstantin Grcic, he founded his own studio in 2002.

From 2007 to 2014, he was professor of industrial design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HFG), before joining the School of Industrial Design Lund, Sweden, in 2015.

In 2008, Stefan Diez established his studio in the renovated facilities of a former joinery, which provides the ideal platform for his unique combination of hands-on experimentation and technical know-how. 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, Stefan Diez has been exploring a broad spectrum of design, creating award-winning furniture, tableware and accessories, in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers like e15, emu, Hay, Rosenthal, Thonet, Vibia, Wagner and Wilkhahn.

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Dominik Hammer, Tobias Lugmeier, Arthur Desmet, Laetitia Ducrot & Victoria Kammann

DIEZ OFFICE

Am Glockenbach 13
Postal: Geyerstraße 20, 80469 München

+49 (089) 55 29 45 13

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

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  • 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